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Economic Justice

Blog: Tax Cuts and Catholic Social Teaching

Jun 16, 2011 | By Curtis Baxter, NETWORK Intern

Catholic Social Teaching tells us that we should always have our mind on those who are poor. Read more

The War on Drugs Turns 40

Jun 16, 2011 | By Page May

Yesterday marked the 40th anniversary for the War on Drugs. What does that have to do with the wealth gap?

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Resources Update!

Jun 15, 2011 | By Page May

Check out the new list of resources we have on our ‘Learn More’ page—it features 5 of our favorite publications on the data, history, and/or consequences of the wealth gap.

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A Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution?

By proposing this extreme change in the way our government functions, politicians are demonstrating that they are choosing to place their circle of protection around the richest Americans and corporate interests instead of around the safety and security of hardworking Americans.  Read more

Nutrition Programs for Children and Seniors Threatened

The House of Representatives is voting on H.R. 2112 – Agriculture Appropriations for 2012. Some provisions would reduce access to food for members of our communities who are living in poverty – particularly children and the elderly. Read more

Blog: How to Talk About the Federal Budget (Updated)

Jun 14, 2011 | By Mary Georgevich

Though the government has been funded for the remainder of 2011, the budget battle in Washington is not over. Read more

Race, Wealth, and Intergenerational Poverty

Jun 10, 2011 | By Page May

Article: There will never be a post-racial America if the wealth gap persists.

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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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