1. Update
  2. Economic Justice

A Conversation on Income Inequality

By Amelia Kegan, Katie Breslin, October 12, 2016


Income inequality in our current economic system is a problem, both for fairness and for the strength of the economy.

We've reached record levels of income inequality in this country. Since the 1970s, we've seen wages stagnate for most of the population, while for those at the very top, their wealth and income has grown exponentially.

Your station in life shouldn't be determined by the circumstances you were born to, but whether you're ready to work hard and play by the rules.

In this video, we discuss why income inequality is the focus of 2017 Spring Lobby Weekend. We hope you'll be able to join us!

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Amelia Kegan

  • Legislative Director, Domestic Policy

Amelia Kegan leads the domestic policy team's work in analyzing legislation, advocating on Capitol Hill, and developing legislative strategy. Prior to coming to FCNL, Amelia worked at a variety of other national non-profits in D.C. and Chicago, focusing on federal budget, tax, and low-income policy.

Katie Breslin

  • Student at at Earlham School of Religion and Former FCNL Young Adult Program Manager

Katie Breslin served as FCNL’s Young Adult Program Manager. In that capacity Katie organized, trained, and supported the efforts of young activists and leaders to affect big, long-term change within Congress. She offered hands-on leadership experience for young people across the country who work on their college campus or in their home community to mobilize people to engage with Congress.