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MIND THE GAP! Blog
Our entire nation suffers as the gap between those with enormous wealth and most of the rest of the nation continues to widen. Learn more about the causes and consequences of this huge wealth gap -- and give us your input!

HuffPost Reveals More on Wealth Gap

Sep 16, 2011 | By Eric Gibble

Take a look at this new post (“Wealth Gap: How Far Apart Are The Bottom 50 Percent And The Top 1 Percent? “) on Huffington Post. Excerpts appear below.

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Wash. Post Shows How Tax Policy Worsens Wealth Gap

Sep 12, 2011 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

As pointed out by today's  (Sept. 12) front page article, "For the very richest Americans, low tax rates on capital gains are better than any Christmas gift." Our nation cannot afford daily Christmas gifts for the super-wealthy!

Here is the article, which should spur us all to demand change.

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MSNBC Segment -- Pew Study on the Racial Wealth Gap

Sep 08, 2011 | By Jean Sammon

The Rachel Maddow show, with guest host  Melissa Harris-Perry, had a good segment about the Pew study on racial wealth gap

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The Isle of the Dogs

Aug 18, 2011 | By Page May

We are immediately limiting the success of anti-hunger and anti-poverty programs when we ask “Why are the poor poor?” instead of “Why is there poverty?”

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Can the Middle Class Be Saved?

Aug 17, 2011 | By Shannon Hughes

"The ease with which the rich and well educated have shrugged off the recession shouldn’t be surprising; strong winds have been at their backs for many years. The recession, meanwhile, has restrained wage growth and enabled faster restructuring and offshoring, leaving many corporations with lower production costs and higher profits—and their executives with higher pay."

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Let's Organize!

Aug 11, 2011 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

We can’t afford to believe that there is nothing we can do to address the awful wealth disparities in the U.S.!

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Letters to the Editor

Aug 11, 2011 | By Mary Georgevich

Letters to the editor are a great way to help spread the word about the campaign and educate others about the wealth gap.

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Senator Landrieu Writes about the Wealth Gap

Aug 09, 2011 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

We were honored when Louisiana Senator Mary L. Landrieu agreed to write an article for us about what was happening on the Gulf Coast and how wealth disparities there were presenting some unique challenges.

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Fact Sheet: Catholic Social Teaching and the Wealth Gap

Aug 03, 2011 | By Mary Georgevich

In the body of documents that make up Catholic Social Teaching, Catholic leaders have discussed many of the themes and issues we have been exploring in the Mind the Gap! campaign.

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Mind the Gap! Petition delivery to the White House

Jul 28, 2011 | By Jean Sammon

NETWORK staff delivered the petition for a White House summit on the wealth gap to the White House on Monday July 25. We met with Jon Carson, Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, who actually was very engaging! We presented him with the petition, the list of 6170 names of people who signed the electronic version, including their comments, and the paper petitions signed by another 200 people.

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