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MLK and the Facts of Racial Economic Injustice Today

January 16, 2012 — ts
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Martin Luther King Jr. gave his life to the struggle for racial equality. The vast racial economic divide remains a fact of American life more than forty years after his assassination. Click through to see some of the key indicators of racial economic inequality.

MLK Day Report: Dr. King's Dream 30 Years from Now

January 12, 2012 — ts
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The last 30 years of public policy have hindered progress toward Dr. King's dream of racial equality. Thirty years from now, people of color will collectively represent the majority of the U.S. population. If we continue along the same governing path, the racial economic divide will remain in 2042 and, in many regards, will be considerably worse.

UFE's Forthcoming Book Busts the "Self-Made" Myth

December 29, 2011 — Maz
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With a new year before us and new battles ahead, we at United for a Fair Economy and Responsible Wealth are proud to announce to you our forthcoming book, The Self-Made Myth — And the Truth About How Government Helps Individuals and Businesses Succeed, available nationally on March 5th.

UFE's Forthcoming Book Busts the "Self-Made" Myth

December 29, 2011 — Maz
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With a new year before us and new battles ahead, we at United for a Fair Economy and Responsible Wealth are proud to announce to you our forthcoming book, The Self-Made Myth — And the Truth About How Government Helps Individuals and Businesses Succeed, available nationally on March 5th.

Congressional Progressives Are Back with a Bill for the 99%

December 13, 2011 — Maz
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This week, the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) introduced the Restore the American Dream for the 99% Act. But, this plan isn't just for the 99 percent; it's for all 100 percent of us. Learn more with this bill summary.

Congressional Progressives Are Back with a Bill for the 99%

December 13, 2011 — Maz
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This week, the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) introduced the Restore the American Dream for the 99% Act. But, this plan isn't just for the 99 percent; it's for all 100 percent of us. Learn more with this bill summary.

For the Super-Committee, Failure is Success

November 23, 2011 — ts
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The Super-Committee didn’t fail. The failure was the creation of the Super-Committee itself. It was created as a result of the false, politically manufactured debt ceiling crisis last August. By not reaching an agreement, the Super-Committee produced the best outcome of any of the options that were on the table in this terribly misguided process.

VIDEO: Is the U.S. Broke?

November 18, 2011 —
The Story of Broke

“See? We can rebuild the American dream,” Anne Leonard says in The Story of Broke. It will take a unified movement for tax fairness to fund a people’s budget and a government that is accountable to all of us, not just the rich. 

New Estate Tax Bill Taxes the 1% to Benefit the 99%

November 17, 2011 — Maz
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Today, Rep. Jim McDermott released the Sensible Estate Tax Act of 2011, and we've got his back. The bill is an effort to raise taxes on the top 1% to benefit the 99%... literally. 

New Estate Tax Bill Taxes the 1% to Benefit the 99%

November 17, 2011 — Maz
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Today, Rep. Jim McDermott released the Sensible Estate Tax Act of 2011, and we've got his back. The bill is an effort to raise taxes on the top 1% to benefit the 99%... literally. 

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