Combating inequality means both lifting up and building power at the bottom, and breaking up concentration of wealth and power at the top. That’s why we work at the intersection of economic and racial justice through projects designed to build leadership and self-empowerment of black workers, immigrant workers, and low-wage workers, youth and families affected by incarceration, along with projects aiming to reverse the rules that criminalize poor people of color, and projects fighting to ensure that the wealthy and Wall Street corporations pay their fair share of taxes.
A proposed 2 percent transfer tax on residential and commercial properties worth over $2 million could raise $169 million for affordable housing annually.read more
New stats from economist Gabriel Zucman dramatize how spectacularly lucrative the last half-century has been for America’s wealthiest.read more
Postal Pay Cuts Provoked a General Strike in Finland. US Postal Workers Deserve the Same Solidarity.
The Prime Minister resigned over the nationwide protests, catapulting a 34-year-old woman into Finland’s top job.read more
The Hollywood actor spoke at an Evanston townhall in support of a new policy to use revenue from marijuana legalization to narrow racial economic gaps.read more
Twenty years after Seattle, we are still working towards a progressive trade agenda that protects people and planet.read more
While duct-taped bananas are selling for over $100,000, the Trump administration is slashing SNAP benefits for 700,000 Americans.read more
Retail workers are organizing to make sure private equity firms can’t make money by putting people out of work.read more
Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced plans to cut SNAP benefits that could drive millions further into poverty.read more
Climate change is a symptom of a malevolent virus borne out of capitalism and colonialism. Indigenous liberation shows the path towards healing the planet.read more
The consultants are coming, and they know just what the powerful want.read more