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    National Day of Sacred Resistance

    On Saturday, April 1, 2017 in Washington, DC and at satellite locations around the world, spiritual leaders, practitioners, people of faith, and all those who value the sanctity of humanity will join together with #BlackLivesMatter for 24 hours of #SacredResistance.  Summoning our collective spiritual energy, we will pray, chant, sing, dance, meditate, drum, and invoke all that is sacred in order to drive out hate, oppression, and fear and usher in the spirit of divine peace, justice, and love.  People of all faiths and those with no defined spiritual practice are encouraged to participate from 12:01AM to 11:59PM on April 1st.  

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    April 01, 2017 at 11:45am
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    Town Hall Meetings to Demand $15, Union Rights, and an End to Systemic Racism

    Forty-nine years after an assassin killed Dr. King while he was in Memphis, Tennessee, working people across the nation will come together on April 4th to revive his vision of economic and racial justice.

    When he died, Dr. King had been standing with Memphis sanitation workers on strike for a better life and was working on a massive Poor People’s Campaign to lift wages and ensure that every American could enjoy the fruits of their labor.

    On April 4th, join the Fight for 15, Raising Wages NC and other partners at one of three town halls being held in North Carolina to give workers a hearing to demand elected officials raise wages and support our right to organize.

    What: Town Hall Meetings to Demand $15, Union Rights, and an End to Systemic Racism 
    When: Tuesday, April 4th

    Durham – 6pm
    Hayti Heritage Center
    804 Old Fayetteville St, Durham, NC 27701

    Greenville - 6pm
    Lucille Gorham Intergenerational Center
    1100 Ward St, Greenville, NC 27834

    Gastonia - 6pm
    UAW Local 5286
    112 W. Trade St, Dallas, NC 28034

    Together, we can revive the spirit of the Poor People’s Campaign and secure the full freedom of working people everywhere.

    April 04, 2017 at 6pm
    North Carolina (Multiple Events)
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    Press Release: 80+ Upper-Income New Yorkers Support Expanding Millionaire's Tax

    Today, UFE's Responsible Wealth Project released a letter of over 80 upper-income New Yorkers asking Governor Cuomo and the NY Legislature to renew and expand the State's Millionaires' Tax. As New York State braces for proposed federal budget cuts that would have a devastating impact on health care, education and infrastructure investments across the state, an expanded and permanent millionaires’ tax would bring in nearly $6 billion in annual revenue, or over $2 billion more than the current tax– set to expire in 2017– generates. The full press release can be found here, and information on the 1% Plan for NY Tax Fairness can be found here.

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    Faced with the challenges of our time, how do we build a strong and lasting movement to address economic and racial inequality? This training will explore the role of popular education in movement building and share tools that educators, organizers and activists can use with their communities to analyze the roots of our current crisis and take action for profound change.

    May 04, 2017 at 6pm - May 07, 2017 at 6pm
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    State of the Dream 2017: Mourning in America

    In 1984, the re-election campaign of Ronald Reagan released an ad with the opening line, “It's morning again in America.” While this ad embodied a momentary sense of optimism, forty years of neoliberal policies have failed working people. This year, with Donald Trump assuming the Nation’s highest office, it seems fitting to reflect and assess where we are on a variety of issues related to economic stability and race in America. State of the Dream 2017: Mourning in America is a broad assessment of where we are as a nation. It features reflections from leaders and advocates that are fighting inequalities everyday, and contains a short, accessible snapshot of where we are as nation on the topics of wages, wealth, housing, immigration, and LGBT inclusion. 


    Download the Full Report Here (pdf)       

    Get the Media Release Here (pdf)

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    Media Advisory: New Report Examines Racial Economic Divide in US

    Media Advisory

    Media Contact: Mike Leyba, Communications Director, United for a Fair Economy                            562-266-4357

    On Monday, January 16th, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, United for a Fair Economy is releasing the fourteenth annual State of the Dream report, titled “State of the Dream 2017: Mourning in America.” This report features reflections from leaders and advocates that are fighting inequalities everyday, and contains a short, accessible snapshot of where we are as nation on the topics of wages, wealth, health, housing, immigration, and LGBT inclusion. 

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    The US Financial Transactions Tax: A Primer

    What do Bill Gates, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, Nobel-prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, have in common?  All of these prominent figures support some type of Financial Transactions Tax, a progressive tax on financial speculation. 

    The proposed U.S. Financial Transactions Tax (FTT), commonly known as the “Robin Hood Tax,” seeks to raise billions of dollars in federal revenue by levying a small excise tax on certain transactions in the financial sector. This study explores at how a Financial Transactions Tax will work, precedents for the tax, and current arguments for and against the tax.

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    We Deserve Better

    If you have young children or grandchildren, you’ve probably had some difficult conversations with them since the election.

    My granddaughter Genesis is 9 years old. She was born in this country while her mom was a legal permanent resident. The day after the election, she went about her routine and was on the way to her 3rd grade class. As soon as she got in the car with her mom and little sister, she asked, “Mami, who won the election?”

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    Trumped-Up Trickle-Down Economics: A Primer

               Trickle-down economics, a theory that has been disproven numerous times (source), became part of mainstream rhetoric again in a recent debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.  Building on a popular United for a Fair Economy blog post first written during the George W. Bush administration, this article will discuss why Trump’s trickle-down economic plan is a farce, much as Reagan’s was. 

                Simply put, trickle-down economics is the idea that tax cuts on businesses and the wealthy will cause wealth to “trickle down” to everyone else.  The idea was particularly popular during the Reagan administration, when it was also known as “voodoo economics.”  Many people forget that humorist Will Rogers actually came up with the term “trickle down” to criticize President Herbert Hoover’s policies during the Great Depression (source).  But working people aren’t laughing about the disastrous consequences of these policies.

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