United for a Fair Economy, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   29 reviews

Address:

62 Summer Street, 2nd floor Boston MA 02110 USA

Mission:

United for a Fair Economy (UFE) challenges the concentration of wealth and power that corrupts democracy, deepens the racial divide, and tears communities apart. We use popular economics education, trainings, and creative communications to support social movements working for a resilient, sustainable and equitable economy.

Results:

For almost two decades, UFE has engaged in state and federal policy debates, provided trainings and support for organizers across the nation, and published illuminating reports, such as our annual State of the Dream highlighting the true consequences of economic inequality and the racial wealth divide. Our unique popular economics education trainings and curricula provide essential resources and tools for grassroots organizers. And our creative communications engage people through culture, values, storytelling, and art. One of UFE’s most notable accomplishments is the Responsible Estate Tax in late 2012 that resulted in the first increase in the federal estate tax rate in 28 years. This was the culmination of almost 10 years of advocacy, beginning during the Bush administration, to preserve and return some progressivity to the federal estate tax.

Target demographics:

UFE exposes and challenges the deep-seated systemic causes of inequality: institutionalized racism, low wages, exorbitant CEO compensation, regressive tax policies, and more. We engage in state and federal policy debates, provide trainings and support for organizers across the nation, and publish illuminating reports. UFE’s goal is to build a vibrant economic justice movement, help people “connect the dots,” and work towards solutions that address inequality at its roots.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

Last year, UFE led workshops and trainings for 2,329 participants in 13 states and Ontario, and 115 people from 28 states downloaded training materials from our website for use in high schools, colleges and universities and labor education programs. Our most popular workshops are “The Growing Divide” and “Closing the Racial Wealth Divide.”

Geographic areas served:

National

Programs:

• UFE’s signature Economics for Everyone programs use popular education methodology to strengthen grassroots power by sharing an interactive and accessible analysis of the economy. • Our Inclusive Economy Network brings together grassroots groups in strategic states to push for progressive and equitable public policy. • We use creative communications to challenge popularly-held myths about wealth creation and expose the structures of power and policies that maintain extreme economic inequality. • Our Responsible Wealth project organizes wealthy progressives and business owners – those in the top 5% of income and assets in this country – to use their influential voices in the fight for a fair economy. UFE believes in a broad-based movement to build power from the bottom up and unite the many voices speaking out against inequality. We seek opportunities to connect low-wage worker networks to broader state and national economic justice coalitions in support of progressive taxes and a robust public sector, critical strategies against rising inequality.

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http://www.FairEconomy.org

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Reviews for United for a Fair Economy, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been an economic, racial and social justice activist for decades. UFE has been extraordinarily helpful to me in my work through great "Train the Trainer" events, sharing ideas about how to improve my work, and excellent easy-to-understand written materials on their website. I consider them the best economic justice training organization in the country. If you want to understand better the fight for economic and social justice and become a more effective activist, UFE is the group that can help you grow. I have been a faithful small donor and urge you to support their work.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I worked with UFE for a year and a half as an intern—the people I have met have been warm, welcoming, and dedicated to the movement! I believe the work UFE is doing deeply impacts all of their partners and is crucial in building a stronger movement for justice. Thank you to UFE!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

As a development intern at UFE I had the valuable experienece of channeling my skills towards a noble and important cause. As a student, I was looking for an internship experience that would transform me as much as it did my resume. UFE did that. While meeting dedicated and amazing people, I also developed my research skills and polished my presentation skills. I was given independence to develop my own ideas, but still had an involved and supportive supervisor in the person if Jamie Goldring. It was great to be able bond with the other interns, eating lunch together everyday and sharing our indvidual experiences together. The UFE staff truly believes in the fight for equality and it shows in everything they do; work-related or not.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

As a volunteer with UFE for the past 18 months I have come to know, admire and respect these hardworking, dedicated people. Their energy and compassion for the plight of the less fortunate and promotion of progressive policies from state and local governments should be emulated across the country. Kenton Rhoades, Boston Ma

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I just found this site! Hoping to use the data to help with my water cooler wars! Thanks for the hard work in producing the data!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Okay

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

UFE has worked for almost 20 years to achieve greater economic fairness in our country. Their work includes grassroots organizing, organizing within states for state tax fairness, and organizing nationally. And, finally, they work on the Federal level, trying to undo the Bush tax cuts and make our tax structure federally more fair as well. All of this through a strong democratic movement, empowering people. We are gifted to have this organization.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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