Category Archives: Economic Justice

Duped by For-Profit Schools, Students Gain Big Allies in Push for Loan Forgiveness

Published on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 by Common Dreams Answering Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s call, Massachusetts AG slams for-profit colleges as ‘free to break the law.’ By Nadia Prupis, staff writer Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey joined the call to forgive … Continue reading

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The Effect of Rising Inequality on Social Security

From the Center for American Progress (http://www.americanprogress.org): By Rebecca Vallas, Christian E. Weller, Rachel West, Jackie Odum Social Security has become a core component of retirement security in the United States: Nearly two-thirds of seniors rely on the program’s benefits … Continue reading

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Support Making Things Easier for Those New to Medicare

From Social Security Works (http://www.socialsecurityworks.org/): Every day, 10,000 Americans turn 65 and become Medicare-eligible. But all too often, people new-to-Medicare make costly mistakes during the complicated enrollment process that result in lifetime penalties, higher health care costs, gaps in coverage, and … Continue reading

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Liberate 41 Million Americans From Student Loan Debt

From the Campaign for America’s Future (http://www.ourfuture.org/): It is time for a truly transformative idea: Let’s abolish all student loan debt in America. If you agree, go to https://takeaction.ourfuture.org/action/cancel_student_debt  to take action … Our massive student debt burden is a moral … Continue reading

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A Subsidized Jobs Program for the 21st Century

From the Center for American Progress (http://www.americanprogress.org): Unlocking Labor-Market Opportunities for All Who Seek Work By Rachel West, Rebecca Vallas, Melissa Boteach Even in healthy economies, high rates of joblessness remain a persistent problem for individuals who face severe labor-market disadvantages or barriers … Continue reading

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Just the Facts: Senator Wagner’s Proposal Is Not a Real Increase in the Minimum Wage

From Keystone Research Center (http://www.keystoneresearch.org): There are two fresh proposals circulating in the Pennsylvania State Senate this week which seek to raise the minimum wage in Pennsylvania. The first is Democratic Senator Tina Tartaglione’s Senate Bill 195, which would raise … Continue reading

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Fact of the Week: We Can Reduce Child Poverty in America by 60 Percent Through an Investment Equal to Only 2 Percent of the Federal Budget

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2015/02/02/fact-week-can-reduce-child-poverty-america-60-percent-investment-equal-2-percent-federal-budget/#.VNOd-Z3F-Dk By Deborah Weinstein February 2, 2015 “Child poverty is too expensive to continue.” That’s what Children’s Defense Fund President Marian Wright Edelman said in unveiling their new report, Ending Child Poverty Now.Remarkably, a dramatic reduction in child poverty is not too … Continue reading

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Making Work Pay Coalition Forms to Help Working Families

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2015/february/making-work-pay-coalition-forms-help-working-families Feb 03, 2015 12:17 pm | Jeff Garis More than two dozen advocacy and direct-service organizations from across the commonwealth, including the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, have united to champion measures to help working families care … Continue reading

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Every Child Deserves a Fair Chance

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): By Marian Wright Edelman A population that does not take care of the elderly and of children and the young has no future, because it abuses both its memory and its promise.”  — Pope … Continue reading

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A Wage-Less and Income-Less Recovery for PA’s 99 Percent—New Study: Top 1% Only Group to See Income Gains Since 2009

From Keystone Research Center (http://www.keystoneresearch.org): HARRISBURG, PA (Jan. 26, 2015) — The top 1 percent of Pennsylvania earners are the only group to see their incomes grow in the current economic expansion, according to a new report The Increasingly Unequal … Continue reading

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