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.
In the State of the Union address, President Obama called for strengthening tax benefits for middle class and low-income working families, and for investing more in child care, early education, and higher education, including making the first two years of community college free. Responsible Wealth is gathering signatures in support of the President's plan.
This Martin Luther King, Jr. day, UFE is excited to release it's annual State of the Dream Report, titled "Underbanked and Overcharged." This report finds that access to banks in communities of color cost each unbanked household $3,029 per year, taking $103 billion out of the communities that need it most.