United for a Fair Economy, Inc. Overview
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Target demographics: We work with a broad range of constituencies – racial and social justice activists, people of wealth, immigrants, human services advocates, faith-based groups, labor unions, and others – to create a vibrant and effective grassroots movement for economic justice.
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Help us plan upcoming Popular Education workshops and trainings, keep our database up to date, help with fundraising work, assist with economic research for new workshops and reports, translate our materials into Spanish, and more. Email us @firstname.lastname@example.org
Geographic areas served: National
- Closing the Racial Wealth Divide. This workshop helps participants critically examine the ways that race shapes the distribution of resources and privileges in the U.S. We use participatory activities and dialogue to analyze the role of government in supporting (for people of European descent) or blocking (for people of color) economic well-beingn on a variety of indicators. We review strategies, campaigns, and actions that will help close the racial wealth divide and create greater economic equality in general.
- Fair Taxes for All. This workshop reviews federal tax cuts, explores the impacts on families and communities, and exposes the political and social agendas behind them. It provides participants with opportunities to suggest strategies and specific steps for both defensive and proactive efforts for fair taxation. Many custom versions have been created to support partner groups’ state-specific fair tax education and policy change campaigns.
- Bankers, Brokers, Bubbles & Bailouts: an Economic Crisis Workshop. Our newest workshop reveals the economic structures and recent policy and consumer lending trends that have caused the current economic crisis.