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Economic Justice People

The wealth of the United States is known, and its median household income is the sixth highest in the world. The people on this list know that the opposite of that wealth is not poverty. It is an injustice. The reasons for this are many. They can be explained in the fine detail of economics, markets, globalization, and climate change. Protecting the vulnerable from those who would push them aside do so with affordable housing, a fair justice system, health, and education. Following corporate watchdogs, taxation analysts, consumer protectors, and advocacy training in civic engagement are worth following. Under the heading of “justice,” integration with the other groups is strongest.

Jobs with Justice (JwJ)

Coalitions (labor, community, religious, and other organizations fight for a workers’ right to organize.

Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ)

Use religious values to educate, organize, and mobilize workers. Campaign for living wages, health benefits, and safe conditions. Add the voice of low-wage workers in a powerful way.

Working America

The AFL-CIO fights for good jobs, health care, secure retirements, and an interesting demand for “real homeland” security.

National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON)

Laborer organizing groups, low-wage work, and immigrant rights effort. Develop better models for contingent/temporary workers.

 Coalition on Human Needs (CHN)

An alliance of national civil rights, religious, labor, and professional organizations working together to promote public policies which address the needs of low-income and other vulnerable populations — children, women, the elderly, and people with disabilities.


A national research and action institute that works collaboratively to develop and implement local, state, and federal policies to achieve economic and social equity and ensure that everyone — including those from low-income communities of color — can contribute to and benefit from economic growth and prosperity.

National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC)

Works to end America’s affordable housing crisis.

National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH)

A national network of currently and formerly homeless persons, activists and advocates, community and faith-based service providers, and others committed to a single goal: to end homelessness.

National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC)

Seeks to increase fair and equal access to credit and banking services for lower-income and minority communities.

Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)

A public interest law and policy organization which promotes policies to improve the economic security of low-income families and to secure access to our civil justice system for all low-income persons.

National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ)

Engages in legal representation and policy advocacy around the U.S. to improve the administration of cash assistance, Medicaid, food stamps, and childcare.

National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty

Works to prevent and end homelessness by serving as the legal arm of the nationwide movement to end homelessness.

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