LeeAnn Hall: What’s at Stake in the Supreme Court Today?

Today the Supreme Court is hearing arguments in United States v. Texas, the case that will decide whether President Obama’s 2014 executive actions on immigration were constitutional. What’s at stake? Millions of immigrants and their families could see relief and move forward with their lives free from the fear of deportation if the Supreme Court showsContinue reading “LeeAnn Hall: What’s at Stake in the Supreme Court Today?”

Community Organizing Groups Applaud FHFA Principal Reduction Policy

For Immediate Release April 15, 2016 Kathy Mulady, kathy@allianceforajustsociety.org Jacob Swenson-Lengyel, jacob@npa-us.org Community Organizing Groups Applaud FHFA Principal Reduction Policy Yesterday, the Fair Housing Finance Agency announced a principal reduction modification program that will help up to 33,000 borrowers. In response, Alliance for a Just Society and National People’s Action released the following statement: “TheContinue reading “Community Organizing Groups Applaud FHFA Principal Reduction Policy”

New Report: Disenfranchised by Debt

For Immediate Release March 8, 2016 Contact: Kathy Mulady Communications Director (206) 992-8787 kathy@allianceforajustsociety.org Washington D.C. – Poverty isn’t supposed to be a barrier to voting in the United States, at least according to the Constitution. Yet, more than 50 years after poll taxes were prohibited by the Voting Rights Act of 1965, people withContinue reading “New Report: Disenfranchised by Debt”

LeeAnn Hall’s Statement on CFPB Actions Against Citibank

For Immediate Release Feb. 23, 2016 Contact: Kathy Mulady, Communications Director kathy@allianceorajustsociety.org Statement from LeeAnn Hall on CFPB actions against Citibank The Alliance for a Just Society released the following statement from executive director LeeAnn Hall following today’s announcement by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) outlining enforcement actions against Citibank for illegal debt salesContinue reading “LeeAnn Hall’s Statement on CFPB Actions Against Citibank”

Jobs After Jail: Ending the Prison to Poverty Pipeline

For Immediate Release Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 Contact: Kathy Mulady Communications director (206) 992-8787 kathy@allianceforajustsociety.org Jobs After Jail: Ending the Prison to Poverty Pipeline State regulations bar formerly incarcerated workers from good jobs and a chance at stability Each year an average of 630,000 people are released from state and federal prisons – for many,Continue reading “Jobs After Jail: Ending the Prison to Poverty Pipeline”

REPORT: Debt Collectors Profit From Aggressive Tactics

For Immediate Release January 26, 2016 Contact: Kathy Mulady, (206) 992-8787 kathy@allianceforajustsociety.org REPORT PROFILES COMPANIES WITH THE MOST COMPLAINTS ABOUT ABUSIVE AND DECEPTIVE DEBT COLLECTION TACTICS Consumer Financial Protection Bureau should write strong rules to protect consumers from abusive collection practices SEATTLE – Companies engaging in debt collection activities use abusive and deceptive practices that includeContinue reading “REPORT: Debt Collectors Profit From Aggressive Tactics”

“Patchwork of Paychecks” Not Enough Jobs to Go Around

For Immediate Release Dec. 8, 2015 Contact: Kathy Mulady Communications director kathy@allianceforajustsociety.org (206) 992-8787 Patchwork of Paychecks Only half of all job openings pay $15 an hour or more It’s easy to tell a low-wage worker to “go get a better-paying job,” but the reality is there are nowhere near enough jobs that pay aContinue reading ““Patchwork of Paychecks” Not Enough Jobs to Go Around”

Statement from LeeAnn Hall: “Closing the door to refugees is about hate and fear – not safety”

PRESS STATEMENT Nov. 20, 2015 Contact: Kathy Mulady Communications Director kathy@allianceforajustsociety.org (206) 992-8787 Statement from LeeAnn Hall, Executive Director of the Alliance for a Just Society: Of all the nations worldwide, the United States, built on welcoming those fleeing persecution at home, should be first to offer a safe harbor to refugees in a timeContinue reading “Statement from LeeAnn Hall: “Closing the door to refugees is about hate and fear – not safety””

Pay Up! $15 in Not A Living Wage in Most of the Country

Throughout the nation, the call for a $15 minimum wage is rightfully gaining momentum and – if enacted – would lift millions of low-wage workers from struggle to stability. While detractors suggest the wage is too high, a new report by the Alliance for a Just Society released today shows that $15 is really a modest demand.Continue reading “Pay Up! $15 in Not A Living Wage in Most of the Country”

Labor Day: “When Unions Are Strong, Everyone is Strong”

For Immediate Release September 3, 2015 Contact: Kathy Mulady, communications director kathy@allianceforajustsociety.org (206) 568-5400 or (206) 992-8787 Celebrate Labor Day: Strong Unions Make a Strong Economy for All It’s one of our basic values in the United States: If you work full-time and work hard, you should earn enough to support yourself. But we alsoContinue reading “Labor Day: “When Unions Are Strong, Everyone is Strong””