Today we remember Jean Entine, former UFE board member, longtime donor, and co-founder of the Boston Women’s Fund. Jean dedicated most of her life to working in the nonprofit sector and fighting for social justice causes. Her commitment to a fair economy and her generous financial support helped sustain our work over the years.
United for a Fair Economy joined groups including Power on the Line and Alabama Arise last Wednesday, October 5, to hear the initial arguments at the Supreme Court on an Alabama redistricting case that will have a profound impact on minority voting rights across the nation.
Our Director of Cultural Organizing, Eroc Arroyo-Montano, was interviewed last week to discuss “The Discipline of Hope” with Ricky Grant Jr. In the interview, Eroc shares a brief history of Puerto Rico and how this helped spark the fire for him being a “Revolutionary for Hope” today.
We hope you’ve been enjoying the videos in our worker story series, “Below the Line: Stories from Low Wage Workers in the South.” Today’s episode features Juan Carlos, an NC farmworker organizing for justice on the job with his coworkers.
Thank you so much to everyone who made the 2nd Annual United for a Fair Economy and Spontaneous Celebrations Golf Tournament a success yesterday! It was a beautiful day at the William J. Devine course in Boston. We are so grateful to the golfers, sponsors, volunteers and staff that helped us raise support for our impactful economic justice work and the community arts work of Spontaneous Celebrations.
Another video in our new series is now available! In this third episode we hear from Marino, a farm worker in North Carolina. He tells us, “If all types of work here in the United States received a fair wage, we would all benefit.”
UFE is a much different organization today than when our executive director, Jeannette Huezo, started 21 years ago today! Jeannette is not the type of person to spend a lot of time in the spotlight, but rather the rare kind of leader capable of building spaces where everyone feels empowered to share it. Unlike many directors, Jeannette works right alongside staff and in the community each day to build a more fair economy.
We are excited to share a new video series featuring and uplifting the voices of low-wage workers in North Carolina and the broader South!
Right-to-work laws, racial and gender discrimination, and cuts to social programs have led to an urgent situation in the South. Workers in the South have lower wages, fewer protections, and the lowest unionization rates. But they have never given up. Listen to the stories of workers fighting for economic justice!