Activism/Actions

Go Back to Mayberry?

— Maz
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This is a fun read and a great way to raise community awareness of the real story behind the economic crisis and racial inequality. A friend of UFE sent this letter to the editor of his local paper (The Winchester Star) in response to a misguided attack on immigrants. And it got published! If you grew up on The Andy Griffith Show, you'll enjoy this...

VIDEO: Reflections on Popular Economics Education

— Shannon M.
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Now THIS is how you create a movement. In this video, newly minted Popular Economics Educators offer reflections on their experience at UFE's most recent Training of Trainers Institute.

Hyatt Hurts - Take Action

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Support Hyatt Housekeepers - HyattHurts.org

Boycott Hyatt and cast your vote to join the movement to make them change there ways. Hyatt has replaced career housekeepers with temp workers earning minimum wage. Hyatt housekeepers have heavy workloads that can lead to debilitating pain and injuries. Hyatt has fired women shortly after they have spoken out about abuse and indignities at work.

What was YOUR share of the Bush tax cuts?

— Maz
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This is a critical year for tax fairness. The Bush tax cuts are set to expire at the stroke of midnight on December 31st. We should let them expire—it's one of the only ways to meaningfully address our revenue crisis and make long-overdue investments in our economy. But, it's going to take bold action to ensure Congress and President Obama do the right thing by allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire. Here's how you can help.

Take Action on Tax Day

— Shannon M.
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Our tax code is rigged to benefit the richest 1% among us. We need Tax Solutions for the 99%. 2012 is a pivotal year; not only do all of the Bush tax cuts expire at the end of this year, but the outcome of the November elections could very well determine the future of our tax system. Here are five ways you can be a taxivist this April.

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