Defending Democracy with Informed Community Action in WNC

To give victory to the right, not bloody bullets, but peaceful ballots only, are necessary.

— Abraham Lincoln

Economic Justice Action Team

 

The Economic Justice Action Team seeks to defend and protect the values of inclusion, tolerance and fairness. We are dedicated to blocking government actions that promote inequality and strip away much needed worker and consumer protections. Our group cares deeply about a wide range of progressive issues, and while we don't believe that defensive congressional advocacy is the only activity we should do, we believe that focusing on our own Members of Congress - and what they are doing right now - is the highest value way to lobby your representatives, which makes it a strong defense against the Trump agenda.

VISION STATEMENT: An Economy That Works for Everyone

MISSION STATEMENT: To preserve existing programs and regulations that foster economic stability for all.

The Economic Justice Action Team welcomes new members and guests at our meetings. If you are interested in attending a meeting or learning more about our team, you can reach us at economy@indivisibleavl.org.

FOCUS GROUPS

  • Housing

  • Consumer Protection / Financial Regulations

  • Jobs / Wages

  • Government Benefits

ACTIONS WE TAKE

  • Monitor proposed legislation at the state and federal level that impact our focus areas of interest.
  • Advocate for and defend policies and regulations at the local, state and national level that promote a just and sustainable economy that works for all people.
  • Coordinate office visits and email and phone campaigns to communicate with our local Members of Congress about timely issues.
  • Collaborate with established local and state groups on policy advocacy.

 

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Tell the FCC not to kill Net Neutrality

FCC Chair Ajit Pai - a former Verizon lawyer - is about to let his corporate Internet pals roll out "fast lanes" for sites & apps that pay, and slow everything else to a crawl. Giant monopolies could control the Internet, forever. To stop him, we have to flood the FCC with comments.
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Keep Calling Against New Version of Healthcare Bill

Despite overwhelming opposition and a failed attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), House Republicans are now working to get enough votes to pass Trumpcare with an amendment – the MacArthur/Meadows Amendment, co-sponsored by our own District 11 Representative Mark Meadows – that makes a bad bill even worse. If passed, the MacArthur/Meadows version…
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  • Housing - We recognize the importance of policies to promote access to safe and affordable housing.
  • Consumer Protection / Financial Regulations - We recognize the need to protect consumers from high risk and predatory financial practices while also ensuring stability for the U.S. economy.
  • Jobs / Wages - We recognize the need to protect and promote fair wages and sustainable job creation and training.
  • Government Benefits - We believe in preserving public assistance programs that provide needed support to vulnerable populations and help lift people out of poverty.