New Report: Disenfranchised by Debt

For Immediate Release March 8, 2016 Contact: Kathy Mulady Communications Director (206) 992-8787 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”

Poor, in Prison – and Pregnant

As poverty levels in the U.S. increase, safety nets are  slashed, and families are left with few options for survival. As a result, more people are forced into difficult economic decisions, including alternative street-based economies and crime from sheer economic desperation. Many of these people are women and mothers. Among women who are fortunate enoughContinue reading “Poor, in Prison – and Pregnant”

The Struggle is Real – Changing the Conversation in Montana

When the Montana Department of Corrections issued its 2013 Biennial Report , the department’s own numbers finally substantiated exactly what the community has known all along: Montana is disproportionately locking away Natives. One out of every five men in prison in Montana is Native American – far above the rate that Natives are represented inContinue reading “The Struggle is Real – Changing the Conversation in Montana”

Announcing the 5th Institute for Pragmatic Practice Symposium

Cell Blocks and Border Stops: Transformative Activism in an Age of Dehumanization   Mark Your Calendars!   October 17-19, 2013 – New York City   Featuring: Dr. Cornel West, john powell and Pramila Jayapal The Alliance for A Just Society and Union Theology Seminary are partnering to bring you Cell Blocks & Border Stops. AContinue reading “Announcing the 5th Institute for Pragmatic Practice Symposium”