We at United for a Fair Economy would like to send our deepest condolences to the families of those killed in South Carolina. We are saddened not only by this act of terrorism and hate, but by the system that enables such violence to take place. This is not an isolated act, but a continuation of a long history of violence carried against black people.
Today the Office of the Inspector General for the Post Office is releasing their recommendations and opinions on Postal Banking. We think this is a unique opportunity to engage in a conversation about the vision for what a Fair Economy is, and how a return to Postal Banking could be a positive step toward that vision we all share.
Today is tax day, and hopefully you’ve already filed your taxes. Our taxes provide the money for public investments that pave the way for shared prosperity. The problem is that the wealthiest people in the nation–the very people that have prospered by public investment–pay less of their income on taxes than we do.
With mixed feelings, we announce that a wise and humble member of the United for a Fair Economy family is moving along. After fourteen years as a facilitator, popular educator and mentor to many, Steve Schnapp is retiring. As sad as we are to see him go, we are really excited to throw a party for him!
Our Popular Economics Education Team is co-hosting UFE's renowned Popular Economics Training of Trainers in May 2015 in Aurburndale, MA. We invite organizers, activists, educators, students, and others across the U.S. who want to join and advance the movement for a just economy, to attend.