Economic Justice

The face of the unemployed

Icon December 2, 2011 - 23:09   Today USAction helped put a face to unemployment in America.   Amid a flurry of press coverage, including not one but two advance mentions in the New York Times, we released a special report, Hardly Working: Stories from Un- and Under-Employed Americans.   The report includes the stories of 89 people, culled from nearly 1,200 stories that were submitted to us by our online supporters.  

Ehrenthal: Pepper Spray is Not Food and Occupy is Not Ambiguous

Icon November 22, 2011 - 19:57 As Yogi Berra is purported to have said, “It’s like Deja Vous all over again”.  Watching the treatment of those assembling in protest for the Occupy movement brings me back to the late 1960s and early 1970s.  We seem to have learned nothing about how to treat relatively peaceful groups expressing their concerns. In the 60’s and 70’s it was integration and the war.

VIDEO: Thanks Bank of America!

Icon November 22, 2011 - 19:16 Virginia Organizing is continuing to call on Virginians to MoveOurMoney from the big banks and into credit unions and small banks. Last Friday, our S. Hampton Roads supporters divested from the Norfolk Bank of America and Wells Fargo. Click here for media coverage. We will continue to organize MoveOurMoney actions statewide. Check out this hilarious video and the factsheet below on Bank of America.  

Thursday, Nov. 17, Join us to Declare an Economic Emergeny for the 99%

Icon November 17, 2011 - 01:59 Enough is enough—we can’t wait any longer. Three years after Wall Street wrecked our economy, 25 million people are still unable to find full-time work and the scandalous gap between the 1% and the 99% continues to grow. But instead of creating jobs, Congress continues to ignore the concerns of the 99% and instead focuses on job-killing budget cuts and tax giveaways for the rich.

TOOLKIT: MoveOurMoney/VirginiaOrganizing Divest from the Big Banks

Icon November 11, 2011 - 15:17 Virginia Organizing has joined with the New Bottom Line, a coaltion or organizations nationwide, in working with congregations, unions, and community organizations across the country to move their money from the big banks with a goal of taking back $1 billion before the end of the year.

McWhorter: Taking Cantor Out of His Comfort Zone

Icon October 27, 2011 - 21:21 Ladelle McWhorter serves as vice chair of the state governing board of Virginia Organizing. When she is not fighting for social justice with Virginia Organizing, she is the James Thomas Professor in Philosophy at the University of Richmond. She teaches Environmental Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexualities Studies. Del made the following remarks on a 10/27 media tele-conference regarding Rep. Cantor's recent cancellation of his income inequality speech out of fear of the other 99 percent.  

VIDEO: Cantor running scared

Icon October 22, 2011 - 18:15 Have you heard about Representative Eric Cantor canceling his speech is Philadelphia?