Over the last month, people have been talking about wealth inequality like never before. Warren Buffet took to the pages of the New York Times to argue that it was immoral that as one of the country’s richest men, he should be taxed at a lower rate than his secretary. Not long after, the Occupy Wall Street movement and its offshoots took up his rallying cry, bringing unprecedented attention to the fact that 1% of Americans own 38% of the country’s wealth. But despite dire warnings from the right that class war is around the corner, these protests are not simply the poor and middle class attacking the rich. Many people with wealth have taken to the streets to express their solidarity with the 99% and to ask to pay their fair share to make the US a more just nation.
As the deepening recession has led to high unemployment and coordinated attacks on organized labor, we need new strategies to end inequality and win widespread improvements in wages and working conditions. Join local organizers to discuss innovative approaches in the fight for workers rights in today's challenging economic and political climate.
Crossroads Fund is looking for a consultant to help us implement a tool to measure our social change impact. See the RFP below for more information:
Crossroads Fund invites you to celebrate 30 years of seeding change, growing leaders and building movements with our Reading Change book series.
This year, Crossroads Fund is celebrating our 30th anniversary. We’re taking this opportunity to think critically about some of the social justice movements that Crossroads Fund has supported over the last three decades. Over the next nine months, we will be reading books addressing some of the issues our grantees are organizing around, hosting public gatherings to discuss these books and movements, and publishing reflections and analysis on the Crossroads Fund blog about the series.
Great news! (OK, maybe not as exciting as the “Buffet Rule”)!
Crossroads Fund will be the featured cause for three days on Groupon! I know - we are excited too!