Alliance Hosts Institute for Pragmatic Practice Symposium

Rural Organizing Project Cara Shufelt (2nd right) joined AJS Executive Director LeeAnn Hall (3rd right) and Gary Delgado (right) in honoring  Marcy Westerling (left)  founding Director of the Rural Organizing Project. The Alliance for a Just Society hosted our third Institute for Pragmatic Practice symposium on March 28-30. The Institute for Pragmatic Practice (IPP) isContinue reading “Alliance Hosts Institute for Pragmatic Practice Symposium”

Time to Revive the Public Option

What if the Supreme Court…..? On Wednesday, March 28th, three days of argument ended at the Supreme Court over the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Given the hostility shown a number of Supreme Court Justices, there is every chance that at least the individual mandate will be invalidated. There is a whole bunch of hand-wringing thatContinue reading “Time to Revive the Public Option”

From Selma to Montgomery

In 1965, the American South was a battlefield for civil rights.  A wealthy elite sought to block the rights and voice of the Black community.  This battle reached a tipping point in Alabama over the basic right to vote. The more things change, the more they stay the same.  Almost fifty years later, many statesContinue reading “From Selma to Montgomery”

New Main Street Alliance Video: Foxes Guarding the Hen House

The Main Street Alliance has a great new video highlighting the dominating role insurance companies are playing in state health insurance policy.   “Foxes Guarding the Hen House”  is part of MSA’s ongoing campaign to ensure that the health insurance exchanges that are created in each state work for small businesses.  

99% Red Balloons for Economic Equity

While Fortune 500 corporations duck out of state taxes, legislators continue to put public services on the chopping block, but still the 1% isn’t being told that they need to do their part when it comes to balancing state budgets. Last week, the Washington Community Action Network fought back at a special session of theContinue reading “99% Red Balloons for Economic Equity”

News from DC: Super-Committee Fails, Now What?

Bill Daley is the Federal Issues Policy Director at The Alliance for a Just Society. On November 21st, the co-chairs of the Joint Select Committee of Deficit Reduction, aka the “Super Committee”,  issued this statement: “After months of hard work and intense deliberations, we have come to the conclusion today that it will not be possibleContinue reading “News from DC: Super-Committee Fails, Now What?”

November 17th: American Dream Day of Action

We’re starting to get the 1% to pay attention. But this system’s still rigged against us: Wall Street is still making billions and taking our homes, and Congress can’t pass a jobs bill. To amplify the economic emergency, Thursday, November 17, has been declared a massive day of action to show “We Are The 99%”.Continue reading “November 17th: American Dream Day of Action”

Small Businesses Oppose Mandatory E-Verify as Job-Killer

Ahead of a scheduled mark-up of H.R. 2885, a proposal that would mandate the use of the controversial E-Verify employment verification system by every employer in the country, small business owner David Borris, owner of Hel’s Kitchen Catering in Northbrook, IL spoke at a press event outside the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on September 14Continue reading “Small Businesses Oppose Mandatory E-Verify as Job-Killer”