Democracy

Take Action Now to Preserve and Strengthen the Estate Tax

— Michael Young
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Tell the your elected officials to preserve and strengthen the estate tax. In the face of the fiscal cliff, raising more revenue from the estate tax is the best solution to avoid painful cuts. Preserving vital social programs (like Head Start, food stamps, and community development block grants) is more important than tax breaks for the top 0.15% of Americans. But this isn’t just about the dollar figures. It’s about our shared values as a society and the creation of equal opportunities for everyone.
 
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We Built It Together

— Brian Miller
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An out-of-context quote from President Obama became the theme of last week's Republican National Convention. In March, UFE published The Self-Made Myth, which contrasts the "self-made myth" with the "built-together reality." So who built it? UFE looked to the stories of successful businesspeople to generate a more meaningful discussion on this issue and its implications on public policy.

VIDEO: Reflections on Popular Economics Education

— Shannon M.
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Now THIS is how you create a movement. In this video, newly minted Popular Economics Educators offer reflections on their experience at UFE's most recent Training of Trainers Institute.

Hyatt Hurts - Take Action

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Support Hyatt Housekeepers - HyattHurts.org

Boycott Hyatt and cast your vote to join the movement to make them change there ways. Hyatt has replaced career housekeepers with temp workers earning minimum wage. Hyatt housekeepers have heavy workloads that can lead to debilitating pain and injuries. Hyatt has fired women shortly after they have spoken out about abuse and indignities at work.

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