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Economic Justice

How Did We Get Here: Decline of Labor Movement

Jul 27, 2011 | By Page May

The percent of American workers belonging to a union has been in decline since the passage of the Taft-Hartley Act in 1947. The fall in union membership has contributed to increasing wage inequality and a decline in civic engagement.

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Infographic: Race and Gender in the Food Chain

Jul 26, 2011 | By Page May

Last week we focused on the food system as it relates to the wealth gap. However, we missed this one great infographic!

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Racial Wealth Gap in the News

Jul 26, 2011 | By Page May

The PEW Research Center released a new report on the racial wealth gap this morning. The publications affirms that the gap between people of color and white people is widening- and is now at its largest on record!

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Blog: Budget/Debt Impasse a Time for Prayer and Action

Jul 26, 2011 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

Last night, President Obama and Speaker Boehner addressed the nation about the current impasse. A native Washingtonian, I have lived around political discord all my life. I have never seen it uglier. Read more

Debt Talks and the Wealth Gap

Jul 25, 2011 | By Page May

As debt talks envelop Washington, we must all remember the importance of the wealth gap in this conversation.

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Report on U.S. Security Budget

In July 2011, The Unified Security Task Force made public their report outlining a set of cuts in unneeded military programs. Read more

Have You Signed Our Wealth Gap Petition Yet?

If not, please sign the petition to President Obama now. Read more

Fact Sheet: The Food System and the Wealth Gap

Jul 21, 2011 | By Page May

The Farm Bill’s food basket programs such as SNAP, WIC, and Child Nutrition have obvious connections to the wealth gap. The other half of the Farm Bill- dealing directly with farms and agriculture- may be less clearly relevant to the Mind the Gap! conversation.

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Blog: Praying Together for Fair Trade Policies

Jul 20, 2011 | By Mary Henneberry, NETWORK Intern

As a member of the Interfaith Working Group on Trade & Investment, NETWORK participated in a Prayer Breakfast on Human Rights and the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Read more

Food in Our World: Recommended Resources

Jul 20, 2011 | By Page May

I am drawn to the centrality of food in both daily living and human development. In fact, studying the domestic and global food systems has become a passion of mine. In my own learning, I have come to conceptualize food as a nexus of the world’s forces, systems, and histories that both embody inequalities of the past and perpetuate those injustices today: Food connects to hunger, inequality, oppression, agriculture, sustainability, power, violence, political economy AND the hopeful possibilities for future societies.

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