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Economic Justice

Write a Letter to the Editor!

The best way to see your letter published is by responding to a recent article or op-ed. Here are some topics that relate to the wealth gap: taxes; racism; CEO pay; and campaign financing (Citizens United).

Letters to the editor are an amazingly powerful advocacy tool.

Frames for Economic Justice

Jun 07, 2011 | By Page May

Last week, I attended a United for a Fair Economy “Training of the Trainers” workshop in Baltimore. In one of my favorite activities, we participants brainstormed a list of the values, images, and ideas that we envision for a just economy. We were then asked to come up with new “frames” that capture the collective vision.

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Blog: Marking an Important Tax Anniversary

Jun 07, 2011 | By Casey Schoeneberger

June 7, 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of President George W. Bush signing into law the first of several disastrous tax cuts. Read more

How Did We Get Here?

Jun 02, 2011 | By Page May

We know there is a wealth gap, but how did it come to be? Is it natural? Inevitable?

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This is Not Class Warfare!

Jun 01, 2011 | By Page May

The Mind the Gap! campaign is born out of our belief that wealth inequality reduces everyone’s quality of life, divides our communities, and threatens our democracy—In other words, this issue affects everyone negatively!

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YES on a “Clean” Debt Limit Bill

Tell your representative to vote “YES” on a “clean” bill to prevent default on borrowing and bills. Read more

More Radical Budgets!

In addition to the devastating Ryan budget (H Con Res 34) for FY2012, at least two other budget proposals will likely come to a vote in the Senate – as early as today, 5/25/11. Read more

Blog: A Destructive Line in the Sand

May 25, 2011 | By Marge Clark, BVM

“Revenue-positive” tax policies are necessary if we are to truly reduce annual deficits and the resultant borrowing.  Read more

Vanity Fair Article: We ALL Suffer From Inequality

May 23, 2011 | By Page May

Joseph Stiglitz- "The top 1 percent have the best houses, the best educations, the best doctors, and the best lifestyles, but there is one thing that money doesn't seem to have bought: an understanding that their fate is bound up with how the other 99 percent live."

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Guest Blogger- The Budget Reflects Our Values

May 20, 2011 | By Page May

Father John S. Rausch is a guest blogger over at NETWORK this week!  His piece, The Budget Relects Our Values, discusses growing inequality, taxes, and budget policies in the context of faith, community, and the common good.

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