Economic Justice

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By most measures, the United States is a country of wealth and abundance. Yet, for many people, the U.S. economy isn’t working. In the richest country in the world, everyone should be able to eat three meals a day, have a roof over his or her head, and access health care. In addition, everyone should have opportunities to learn, work, and grow. A just economy is built on this foundation of economic stability and opportunity.


More on Economic Justice

Legislative Ask Protect Health Care for All 

Ensuring access to affordable, quality health care is the very definition of a public good—a service that can’t be adequately provided by private interests but that is necessary to benefit everyone.

Washington Newsletter Protecting Health Care for All 

Affordable health care should be available to everyone. Yet congressional leaders propose to dismantle the network of federal programs that defray health care costs for millions of families, including some of the most vulnerable people in our communities.

Washington Newsletter Race and Economic Justice 

People of color have often been excluded—explicitly or implicitly—from the paths to economic prosperity in our country. These systemic disparities are also a factor in why people of color disproportionately live in poverty, when compared to white Americans.

Washington Newsletter Keeping Food on the Table 

As a nation, we should be talking about to learn from and strengthen effective programs such as SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, not how to cut them.

Washington Newsletter Building a Just Economy 

We still have a long ways to go toward a just economy—but Congress could make the problems worse. Congressional leaders want to change programs and policies that ensure basic living standards for tens of millions of people, keeping them from falling into, or deeper into, poverty and economic turmoil each year.

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