Issues - Growing Divide

Today, the top one percent of our society holds 24% of the total wealth in the country. This is the most intense concentration of wealth at the top of the ladder since 1929. At UFE, we believe that the growing economic division between the super-wealthy and the middle class is bad for our communities, our democracy, and our future.






Class, Race & the Attacks on Public Employees

March 30, 2011 — Maz
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What too many of us don’t know is who has the most to lose from attacks on organized labor. Unfortunately, the answer shouldn’t come as a surprise.

The BB's of Wealth

March 26, 2011 — Maz
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Wisconsin & The Dirty Secret of Public Sector Union Busting

February 24, 2011 — Maz
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Amid all the rightful outrage over Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to do away with collective bargaining rights for public sector unions in Wisconsin, one important point has been neglected: The demise of public sector unions would be most detrimental to women and African-Americans.

The High Price of Austerity

January 28, 2011 — steveschnapp
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Austerity is the political buzzword these days. As politicians from both parties are jumping on the “starve the beast” bandwagon, few are considering the long-term impacts of the approach. What seems like tightening the belt today will likely cost us much, much more down the line.

Stories, Not Stats, Win Hearts and Minds

January 26, 2011 — Brian Miller
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If during the State of the Union address, you were more moved by Obama's words than by Michele Bachmann's PowerPoint charts, you are not alone. Data has it's place. But when it comes to inspiring people and garnering the support necessary to create change, it's all about the stories we tell.