Social Justice and Poverty
No Tax Cuts For Billionaires and Mega-Corporations
Despite the fact that the tax plan passed in December is wildly unpopular, the administration is looking to do a second round of tax cuts overwhelmingly benefiting the 1% and Wall Street. Please click here to tell Congress to give us what our families really need and stop proposing harmful tax cuts that mostly benefit millionaires, billionaires, and mega-corporations and instead pass tax policies that boost working families.
Why American Policy Is Leaving Millions Hungry
A shamefully 15.6 million American households experienced at least some food insecurity in 2016, meaning that more than 12 percent of the population did not always know when or how they would get their next meal. Despite this, Congress is debating making it even harder for the hungry to access government assistance. Why would such a wealthy nation not only allow hunger to persist, but even put forward policies likely to exacerbate it? The answer rests in part in a misconceptualization of hunger which transforms the food choices and physical bodies of SNAP users into markers of how undeserving recipients are, implicitly asserting that starvation-level hunger is the only legitimate kind of hunger, and that it doesn’t exist in the United States. The end result is more hungry Americans. To read more, please click here.