United for a Fair Economy

United for a Fair Economy is a non-partisan organization that helps people of all races, ethnicities and classes work to reduce economic inequality.

Releases by this organization

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Thursday, January 16, 2014
MLK Day Report Underscores Racial Disparities of Health
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., once said, "Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane." This quote is the touchstone of a new report – State of the Dream 2014: Healthcare for Whom? Enduring Racial Disparities – the 11th Annual MLK, Jr. Day report from United for a Fair Economy (UFE). Findings from the State of the Dream 2014 Report will be discussed during a LIVE Media Call on Thurs., Jan. 16 at 11am EST. Call-in number: (605) 562-3000; Participant Access Code: 855317#.
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Launch of New iPhone App Makes Finding & Sharing Corporate Tax, Government Subsidy & Campaign Donation Records Easy
Timed to the February 4 PBS|Independent Lens rebroadcast of their award-winning documentary AS GOES JANESVILLE , 371 Productions is launching BizVizz, the first mobile iPhone app to make corporate behavior transparent.
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Monday, January 21, 2013
MLK Day Report | State of the Dream 2013
United for a Fair Economy's tenth annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day report was released today . State of the Dream 2013: A Long Way From Home outlines the state of the racial wealth divide in the U.S. and puts forward creative solutions for addressing persistent racial inequities.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012
New Report Exposes How the Forbes 400 Misleads About Wealth & Opportunity in the U.S.
New report exposes how the Forbes 400 list misleads about the real sources of wealth and economic opportunity in the United States. Email campaign launching to coincide with the release of the 2012 Forbes 400. When: The Born on Third Base report is available now at www.faireconomy.org/bornonthirdbase2012 . Why:
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Tuesday, April 10, 2012
League of Millionaires Join Populist Call for Higher Taxes on Richest U.S. Households
Tax day is fast approaching, a Senate vote on the Buffet rule is scheduled for next week and the expiration of the Bush-era tax cuts looms at the end of the year. With tax policy at the center of the public debate in this election year, United for a Fair Economy and members of its Responsible Wealth project are supporting tax solutions for the 99%.
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Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Conservative Business Icons' "Self-Made" Claims Challenged
In a new book released this month, United for a Fair Economy and Responsible Wealth urge a more honest national dialogue about what makes wealth and success possible, and in doing so, a healthier debate about the public policy choices before us.
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Friday, January 13, 2012
MLK Day Report: Dr. King's Dream 30 Years from Now
The last 30 years of public policy have hindered progress toward Dr. King's dream of racial equality. Thirty years from now, people of color will collectively represent the majority of the U.S.
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Monday, November 21, 2011
United for a Fair Economy: No Deal is Best Outcome for American People
United for a Fair Economy (UFE) praised Democrats on the Super-Committee who blocked Republican members’ demands for bigger tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires coupled with deep cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid that would hurt most Americans.
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Thursday, November 17, 2011
United for a Fair Economy and Allies Back New Estate Tax Bill
United for a Fair Economy and Responsible Wealth applaud the introduction of the Sensible Estate Tax Act of 2011 by Congressman Jim McDermott, a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee. The bill is the only comprehensive estate tax reform plan that does not repeal or continue the existing estate tax law. The Sensible Estate Tax Act of 2011 brings the estate tax rates back to pre-Bush era levels, with a maximum marginal rate of 55% and a $1 million exemption, both indexed to inflation beginning in 2000.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011
United for a Fair Economy Applauds Obama Revenue Proposal
United for a Fair Economy (UFE) applauds President Obama’s proposal to raise $1.5 trillion in revenue by increasing taxes primarily on the wealthiest one percent of taxpayers and corporations. Over the last decade, the richest Americans have seen their income and wealth soar while benefitting from sharply reduced taxation.
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