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Report: Increasing Minimum Wage Saves Lives

30.November.16

Tuesday’s “Day of Disruption” walkout by thousands of low-income workers underscores that the Fight for $15 movement is undeterred by the change of administration. Earlier this month, voters approved minimum-wage raises for Arizona, Colorado, Maine, and Washington. What began as a long shot to even liberal labor leaders, the resurgent low-income fight is now bolstered Read More >>

Out of Homelessness, A Mom Turns Advocate

27.April.16

Originally published on Rooflines, a Shelterforce blog. Jenean F. and her husband worked hard to achieve the increasingly elusive American Dream. She was a stay at home mom and he worked as a salesman in the auto industry, affording them a measure of middle class stability in the heart of the Midwest. They rented their Read More >>

CCC and USAction Announce Exciting New Partnership

24.April.13

By: Jeff Blum, Executive Director of USAction Today CCC and USAction are pleased to announce an exciting new partnership. A partnership to meet the challenge of our times. For more than three decades, our country has witnessed a conservative-corporate assault on an America that works for all of us, with liberty, justice and prosperity for Read More >>

Building the Economic Strength of Women

7.March.13

March 8th is International Women’s Day, and although it’s 2013, American women still lag behind men in paycheck fairness. Women still make a mere 64 cents for every dollar their male counterparts make. Correcting this would not only make an unfair situation right, it would also go a long way toward helping families from slipping Read More >>

Alone on Valentine’s Day Because Of Deportation

15.February.13

In December the Fair Immigration Reform Movement launched the Keeping Families Together campaign, the campaign collects the countless stories of families split because of our broken immigration system. Yesterday was Valentine’s Day, a day where people spend time with their loved ones.  Imagine having to spend a holiday all about love without your sweetheart. Since Read More >>

The Poverty Predicament

23.January.13

The word ‘poor’ is treated like a four-letter word by politicians. But with the downturn of our economy and slow job market, the issue of poverty has become more serious but oddly more nonexistent on the policy pages of our politicians.  The issue with poverty is that there currently isn’t a clear solution that both Read More >>