2013 Reports

2013 Reports America’s Changing Economy 2013 Wage and Job Gap Study http://thejobgap.org/national-report/ Reports by state: Connecticut, Florida,  Idaho,  Maine, Montana,  Nevada,  New York City, Oregon, Virginia, Washington     Communities Under Attack: Pushing Back Against the Criminalization of Everyday Life. Alliance.for_.a.Just_.Society_Pushing-Back_FINAL.pdf         Wasted Wealth – Racial Inequity in the Foreclosure Crisis  Continue reading “2013 Reports”

2013 Job Gap Report Released Nationwide

Fast food workers are taking to the picket line throughout the country. SEIU and other unions are helping these efforts, but many strikes are happening in places without any union presence. Low-wage work is simply not enough for families and individuals to thrive, to plan for their future, and most times, simply not enough toContinue reading “2013 Job Gap Report Released Nationwide”

Pushing Back Against the Criminalization of Everyday Life.

In the past four decades, mass incarceration and immigration control in the United States has skyrocketed. Today, the U.S. incarcerates more of its population than any other country in the world – at rates unmatched in modern history. More than seven million people are under control of the criminal justice system. The U.S. has lessContinue reading “Pushing Back Against the Criminalization of Everyday Life.”

Bad Medicine Report Details Influence of Pharma in DC Budget Failure

Released to the Press September 25, 2013   New Report Analyzes Interest Group Influence in Blocking Proposed Cost Saving Measures in Medicare Report Finds Influence of Pharmaceutical Industry as Major Impasse to Common Sense Budget Fixes Congress has failed to act on a commonsense, good-government approach to controlling health care costs. The significant resources theContinue reading “Bad Medicine Report Details Influence of Pharma in DC Budget Failure”

Partnership Banking in Maine: Investing Local Capital Locally

The national and international banking systems facilitate the extraction of wealth from Maine communities. The state of Maine has the resources to slow this economic leakage and strengthen it local financial sector. LD 1078 has been introduced into Maine’s legislature. Read the Report that helped set this bill in motion: .

Survival Denied: Stories from Alaska Native Families Living in a Broken System

“The indigenous hunting and fishing practices of ALL Alaska Natives, including the harvesting and sharing of fish, game, and other resources and the ceremonies which accompany these practices provide for the SOCIAL, CULTURAL, SPIRITUAL, & ECONOMIC WELL-BEING & SURVIVAL of the Alaska Native community