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Talking to the Rich About Wealth Disparity

Dec 02, 2011 | By Matthew Shuster

We all understand intuitively why people with the least amount of wealth should be upset by huge and growing disparity in the United States, but what about that 1%? Or the 0.1%?

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How Did We Get Here: Decline of Labor Movement

Jul 27, 2011 | By Page May

The percent of American workers belonging to a union has been in decline since the passage of the Taft-Hartley Act in 1947. The fall in union membership has contributed to increasing wage inequality and a decline in civic engagement.

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Racial Wealth Gap in the News

Jul 26, 2011 | By Page May

The PEW Research Center released a new report on the racial wealth gap this morning. The publications affirms that the gap between people of color and white people is widening- and is now at its largest on record!

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Fact Sheet: The Food System and the Wealth Gap

Jul 21, 2011 | By Page May

The Farm Bill’s food basket programs such as SNAP, WIC, and Child Nutrition have obvious connections to the wealth gap. The other half of the Farm Bill- dealing directly with farms and agriculture- may be less clearly relevant to the Mind the Gap! conversation.

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All about taxes! Three new resources!

Jul 11, 2011 | By Page May

Here at NETWORK, we’ve been talking a lot about taxes lately: why are they important, where does our nation stand in terms of tax policy, and what are we advocating for? It’s a confusing, number-heavy, and sometimes dry subject but, without a doubt, it is an essential conversation to be having!

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Your Federal Taxpayer Receipt

Jul 07, 2011 | By Page May

Understand how and where your tax dollars are being spent. 

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New Quiz:The Global Gap!

Jun 29, 2011 | By Page May

Test you knowledge of international wealth disparity with this new quiz!

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Act Now! Sign Our Petition to President Obama

Jun 29, 2011 | By Page May

We call on President Obama to convene a White House Summit to explore the causes and consequences of the current wealth gap in the United States, and develop a response.

We, the American people, need to know that our government is actively working to address the growing wealth-gap crisis. We are ready to work with our elected officials to help make our government and our economy work for all of us.

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Blog: Ways to Address Budget Deficits AND the Wealth Gap

Jun 27, 2011 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

Despite political posturing by some, we are encouraged by the growing realization that addressing our nation’s wealth gap AND budget deficits must include much-needed reforms of tax code provisions that currently “blow out the deficit and enable big earners to avoid paying their fair shares” (Washington Post, 6/26/11).

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