UFE loses a Founder, S.M. (Mike) Miller

We are sad to announce the passing of Seymour Michael Miller (a.k.a. S.M. Miller, aka Mike), one of the four founders of United for a Fair Economy in 1994. Sociologist, professor, activist, and a prolific writer, Mike touched the lives of countless students, activists, colleagues and friends.

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Avila Center Launch in Durham, NC!

Thanks to all who joined us for the grand opening of the Avila Movement Center in Durham, NC! After a year of isolation, we were glad for this rare opportunity to reconnect with Durham leaders and community organizers. Visitors from across the state and beyond came to celebrate with us in early October. There was good food, a tour of the property, and an opportunity for people to share their visions for how we can use this space to grow movements for justice in the South!
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UFE's Resource Mobilization Director, Sara Sargent, Featured on Podcast

UFE’s Resource Mobilization Director, Sara Sargent, was featured on The Development Debrief, a podcast hosted by Kathryn Van Sickle.

Sara shares her family’s story with wealth and explains how it influences her roles as a donor and a fundraiser.

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North Carolina One-Day Workshop

In early September we held a one-day workshop on the intersections of wages, wealth, and immigration during this global pandemic.

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New Retreat Center Opens in Durham, NC

We have exciting news to share!

After six years of advocating for livable wages, fighting to close the racial wealth divide, and training new organizers in the use of popular education for social change in North Carolina, we are planting even deeper roots in this state.

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ANNOUNCING our new Infographic! // ¡ANUNCIANDO nuestra nueva infografía!

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UFE is excited to announce the release of our "Color of Wealth 2021" infographic!

We are excited to release this infographic about the racial wealth divide. This project topic was chosen to commemorate the 15th anniversary of "The Color of Wealth," a book written in collaboration with UFE in 2006.

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Boston Training of Trainers 2021

The UFE popular education team was back at it last weekend, hosting our first in-person training in over a year! The group was excited learn and grow from one another, dream bold new visions for the future, and share physical space in a way that we haven’t been able to for a long time.

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Campaign for a 4 Day Work Week

We’re excited to be supporting a new campaign for a global 4 day work week!

UFE staff have been operating on a 4-day work week for over a year now. Our director, Jeannette Huezo, made instituting the new policy a top priority. She had a few thoughts to share; click through to the full post to read.

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Responsible Wealth Project Statement - On New Report

According to a new report from ProPublica, the wealthiest US taxpayers pay an true tax rate that is far below that of a normal worker.

Perhaps most concerning is that the ways the wealthy avoid paying taxes are legal under current rules. This is another example of our economy working in favor of those at the very top, not everyday people. We need to tax income from wealth like income from work is. Imagine what the additional revenue from taxing wealth could do in the communities that made that wealth possible.

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Spring 2021 Newsletter

Despite the challenges of the pandemic, we have been busier than ever working with organizers and activists to help build and sustain movements for economic, racial, and gender justice. Now is the time to come together - while remaining physically distant - to build even more powerful movements for justice and fix the broken systems harming our communities.

UFE is not fighting to get back to business as usual; together, we're redefining usual. We are demanding a world capable of providing real health and safety for all, and daring to imagine bold visions of what this world can look like. Learn more about our work below!

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"You can't break a stick in a bundle" - Supporting Organizers in Everett, MA

In January, UFE supported a series of popular education facilitations to build a more equitable city of Everett with Everett's first Justice Summit, led by Allie Rojas, a former UFE training participant and recent collaborator. Guided by the idea “you can’t break a stick in a bundle,” organizers and community members from across backgrounds joined together to discuss shared values and build a framework for “not only coming together, but working together” to build a more just and equitable community and city.

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NC Minimum Wage Increase -- Press Conference

Watch the Recording: Lawmakers, business owners, and workers offered perspectives on a proposal to increase North Carolina's minimum wage to $15 by 2023.

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