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.

 

April 26: National Call-In Day Urging Congress to Protect Low-Income Housing for the Elderly

Join us Wednesday, April 26 for a National Call-In Day urging Congress to pass FY17 spending bills and protect low-income housing for the elderly! Leading Age, National Low Income Housing Coalition, the Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding, and other national housing and community development organizations are asking advocates to call our Senate and…
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Show Up & Speak Out: Rep. Mark Meadows Coming to Asheville 4/20

Rep. Mark Meadows, representing WNC’s 11th Congressional District (Candler, Fletcher, Hendersonville, Fletcher, Woodfin, Weaverville), is making a quiet stop in Asheville on Thursday, April 20. If you’d like to send him a message, show up and bring your signs in peaceful protest to remind him of the issues that are important to his constituents! WHO:      Rep. Mark…
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ERA Postcard & Women’s Reproductive Rights Poster Party

Drop in any time between 5:00 and 8:00- we will have postcards to support the ERA in NC, and we'll make posters for our upcoming trip to Charlotte to advocate for reproductive rights at Senator Tillis's office! Donations for supplies and postage welcome but totally optional.
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Equal Rights Amendment Calls to Rules Committee

The ERA bill is currently sitting in the Rules Committee and for it to move forward, it must be put on the agenda. These 4 calls are to the House and Senate leaders who have the power to put it on the agenda.
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Support NC Senate Bill 554 – Fair Redistricting

Tuesday April 4 is the final day that North Carolina Senators can co-sponsor Senate Bill 554, the fair redistricting bill. Call or email your Senator now and ask them to sponsor Senate Bill 554. Ask your red county friends to call and email, too! Why is Senate Bill 554 so important? We all know that North…
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NC Senate Alert: Oppose SB 325

NC Senate Bill 325 proposes a $1 billion tax cut that primarily benefits the wealthy and corporations. This bill is expected to go to the floor of the Senate on Tuesday, April 4th. Please call your state senator on Monday and ask them to vote NO on this bill to preserve revenue for the programs needed to serve all…
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Communication within your Focus Group

Use a "Secret" Facebook group to create a private communication platform for your group. This way you can share ideas, actions and events easily.

Economic Justice Focus Groups

  • 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.