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.
In deeply unequal societies, real gains for working people never come easy.
Low-income parents risk jail for putting their kids in better public schools, while the rich bribe colleges to shut the poor out.
The United States, the top historic contributor to carbon emissions, has been treating climate refugees from its own pollution as threats. We can do better.
Two new reports out of Washington trace our growing economic divide and the high price we pay, in dollars and lives, for letting that divide fester.
The ultra-rich are using philanthropic vehicles to shield their wealth—it’s time Congress acted.
New Mexico’s Energy Transition Act established it as a climate policy leader, but progress could be reversed by greedy new corporations entering the state.
Inequality expert and activist Chuck Collins, who gave away his inheritance at 26, uses his perspective from both sides of the divide to deliver a new narrative.
Protesters around the world are singling out the bad actors like Blackrock, Cargill, ADM, and others for profiting off deforestation.
Candidates should pledge that the middle class won’t pay $1 more in new taxes until billionaires put up at least $1 trillion.
Big Tobacco settlements didn’t help those in need. Let’s ensure opioid settlements actually go toward helping impacted people and communities.