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.
The problem runs even deeper than Donor Class donations.
People did not turn out in record numbers in the midst of a pandemic to vote for a return to normal. They want policy change based on a moral agenda.
On November 3, voters in many states and cities approved a variety of inequality-related proposals, from taxing the wealthy to increasing the minimum wage and tenant protections.
The longer the law remains on the books, the tighter the squeeze on funding for state and local public services.
Higher voter turnouts mask the reality of the ‘affluent authoritarianism’ the now governs America.
After making the case that universal preschool is even more important under the pandemic, advocates easily won the vote by a 64-36 margin.
A ballot measure to increase taxes on corporations with extreme gaps between CEO and median worker pay sailed through on a 65-35 margin.
Mommas and papas everywhere ought to be watching closely to see how Californians vote on two key initiatives this Election Day.
A new film follows community organizer facing multiple challenges to voter mobilization, including skepticism about whether elites have rigged our political system.
Two British think tanks are calling for a cap on the compensation that goes to corporate chiefs.