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Community Organizing Groups Applaud FHFA Principal Reduction Policy

For Immediate Release April 15, 2016 Kathy Mulady, kathy@allianceforajustsociety.org 206-992-8787 Jacob Swenson-Lengyel, jacob@npa-us.org  312-316-3973 Community Organizing Groups Applaud FHFA Principal Reduction Policy Yesterday, the Fair Housing Finance Agency announced a principal reduction modification program that will help up to 33,000 borrowers. In response, Alliance for a Just Society and National People’s Action released the following […]

Statement from LeeAnn Hall: Supreme Court Verdict Assures Unions Can Continue to Help Workers

For Immediate Release March 30, 2016 Contact: Kathy Mulady, communications director kathy@allianceforajustsociety.org (206) 992-8787 The Alliance for a Just Society released the following statement from Executive Director LeeAnn Hall in response to Tuesday’s 4-4 Supreme Court verdict in the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case. The decision lets stand a lower court ruling upholding public […]

New Report: Disenfranchised by Debt

For Immediate Release March 8, 2016 Contact: Kathy Mulady Communications Director (206) 992-8787 kathy@allianceforajustsociety.org Washington D.C. – Poverty isn’t supposed to be a barrier to voting in the United States, at least according to the Constitution. Yet, more than 50 years after poll taxes were prohibited by the Voting Rights Act of 1965, people with […]

LeeAnn Hall’s Statement on CFPB Actions Against Citibank

For Immediate Release Feb. 23, 2016 Contact: Kathy Mulady, Communications Director kathy@allianceorajustsociety.org Statement from LeeAnn Hall on CFPB actions against Citibank The Alliance for a Just Society released the following statement from executive director LeeAnn Hall following today’s announcement by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) outlining enforcement actions against Citibank for illegal debt sales […]

Jobs After Jail: Ending the Prison to Poverty Pipeline

For Immediate Release Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 Contact: Kathy Mulady Communications director (206) 992-8787 kathy@allianceforajustsociety.org Jobs After Jail: Ending the Prison to Poverty Pipeline State regulations bar formerly incarcerated workers from good jobs and a chance at stability Each year an average of 630,000 people are released from state and federal prisons – for many, […]

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REPORT: Debt Collectors Profit From Aggressive Tactics

For Immediate Release January 26, 2016 Contact: Kathy Mulady, (206) 992-8787 kathy@allianceforajustsociety.org REPORT PROFILES COMPANIES WITH THE MOST COMPLAINTS ABOUT ABUSIVE AND DECEPTIVE DEBT COLLECTION TACTICS Consumer Financial Protection Bureau should write strong rules to protect consumers from abusive collection practices SEATTLE – Companies engaging in debt collection activities use abusive and deceptive practices that include […]

Statement from LeeAnn Hall: “Closing the door to refugees is about hate and fear – not safety”

PRESS STATEMENT Nov. 20, 2015 Contact: Kathy Mulady Communications Director kathy@allianceforajustsociety.org (206) 992-8787 Statement from LeeAnn Hall, Executive Director of the Alliance for a Just Society: Of all the nations worldwide, the United States, built on welcoming those fleeing persecution at home, should be first to offer a safe harbor to refugees in a time […]

Labor Day: “When Unions Are Strong, Everyone is Strong”

For Immediate Release September 3, 2015 Contact: Kathy Mulady, communications director kathy@allianceforajustsociety.org (206) 568-5400 or (206) 992-8787 (cell)  Celebrate Labor Day: Strong Unions Make a Strong Economy for All It’s one of our basic values in the United States: If you work full-time and work hard, you should earn enough to support yourself. But we […]

LeeAnn Hall’s Statement on King v. Burwell (with Fred Azcarate and George Goehl)

Today is a major victory: the Supreme Court rejected King v. Burwell, an attack against the Affordable Care Act that attempted to deny quality health care to millions of people in the United States. Together with Fred Azcarate, executive director of US Action and George Goehl, executive director of National People’s Action, I would like to […]

AJS Statement on Charleston S.C. Shootings

The Alliance for a Just Society joins the world in mourning the brutal deaths of nine people murdered in Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church in Charleston, SC this week. We have in our thoughts and prayers the families and lives of Reverend Clementa Pinckney, Daniel L. Simmons, Ethel Lee Lance, Myra Thompson, Rev. Depayne Middleton […]

Report: Racial Health Disparities Magnified in California Under ACA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Contact: Kathy Mulady, communications director kathy@allianceforajustsociety.org (206) 992-8787 Breaking Barriers to Health Care Access in California “Obamacare didn’t cause the widespread racial disparities we found, but neither did it solve them.” More Californians than ever before have health insurance, but coverage isn’t care, and the Affordable Care Act […]

Progressive Leaders Unveil Shared Populist Agenda

MEDIA ADVISORY CONTACTS:    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jacob Swenson-Lengyel (jacob@npa-us.org), 312-316-3973 PROGRESSIVE LEADERS UNVEIL SHARED POPULIST AGENDA Populism2015 Conference Will Bring 1,000 People From Across the Country Together in Washington, D.C. this Weekend Washington, D.C. – Progressive leaders today unveiled a new shared populist agenda on a media conference call in advance of the Populism2015 conference. […]

“Breaking Barriers” Research Uncovers Disparities in Health Care Access

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 9, 2015 Contact: Kathy Mulady, communications kathy@allianceforajustsociety.org (206) 992-8787 “Breaking Barriers” Research Uncovers Disparities in Health Care Access Health Coverage Doesn’t Translate to Health Care in Communities of Color As more families get health insurance, it’s becoming clear that despite the many advances of the Affordable Care Act, we must do more […]

Alliance Statement on Immigration Ruling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Contact:  Kathy Mulady, Communications kathy@allianceforajustsociety.org Alliance for a Just Society Joins Organizations Nationwide, Confident That the Politically Motivated, Anti-immigrant Ruling Will be Quickly Overturned WASHINGTON – The ruling today by an anti-Obama, anti-immigrant judge in Brownsville, Texas, is disappointing, but it is only a temporary setback. Immigrants and […]

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In Seattle Feb. 26? Attend our Panel on Health Care Disparities

Join us on February 26! What Will it Take to End Racial Disparities in Health Care in Washington State? Panel Discussion in Seattle’s Columbia City on Feb. 26 Insurance coverage alone can’t overcome the histories of neglect, poverty and discrimination that created poor health outcomes for people of color in Washington. Improved access to health care […]

Ferguson Tragedy is a Mandate to Change Police Policies and Practices in Our Country

For Immediate Release November 24, 2014 ALLIANCE FOR A JUST SOCIETY Contact: Kathy Mulady, Communications Director (206) 992-8787 or Libero Della Piana, Senior Organizer Libero@allianceforajustsociety.org Ferguson Grand Jury Decision in the Killing of Michael Brown The Alliance for a Just Society joins with millions of people who are outraged and incredulous that no indictment was […]

LeeAnn Hall’s Statement on Executive Action for Immigration

For Immediate Release November 20, 2014 Contact: Kathy Mulady, Communications director Alliance for a Just Society (206) 992-8787 Statement from LeeAnn Hall, executive director of the Alliance for a Just Society, regarding President Obama’s announcement on executive action for immigration: “This is a great step forward for everyone in our country,” said LeeAnn Hall, executive […]

Only 52 percent of Full-Time Workers of Color Earn Enough to Make Ends Meet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 18, 2014 Contact: Kathy Mulady, communications director kathy@allianceforajustsociety.org Only 52 percent of Full-Time Workers of Color Earn Enough to Make Ends Meet Just 57 percent of women and 42 percent of Latino workers earn enough working full time to cover their basic needs SEATTLE — During this season of abundance, many […]

Groundbreaking Report Reveals Evidence of Economic Racism

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 18, 2014 Contact: Kathy Mulady, Communications director Alliance for a Just Society (206) 992-8787 Groundbreaking Report Reveals Evidence of Economic Racism Study: Just Half of Full-Time Workers of Color Earn Enough to Make Ends Meet SEATTLE — Throughout our nation’s history, women and people of color have faced an uneven playing field. That […]

Report Card: States Rejecting Medicaid Expansion Get Poorest Grades on Women’s Health

The Alliance for a Just Society has released a Women’s Health Report Card that reveals which states get poor and failing grades when it comes to women’s health and to ensuring access to quality, affordable and timely health care – important measures of states’ public health infrastructure. The report card is here: http://allianceforajustsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/50-State-Rankings-and-Grades-Table.pdf The full […]

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Rep. Gutierrez Joins Small Business Owners in Calling for Executive Action on Immigration

An open letter from more than 1,000 business owners throughout the country was published as a full-page advertisement in The Hill today, calling on the president not to delay executive action on immigration. For Immediate Release Sept. 9, 2014 Contact: Kathy Mulady Kathy@allianceforajustsociety.org (206) 992-8787   Rep. Gutierrez Joins Small Business Owners in Calling for Executive […]

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Families Out of Balance: Living Wages Move Families from Survive to Thrive

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 26, 2014 Contact: Kathy Mulady (206) 992-8787 kathy@allianceforajustsociety.org   Read the Families Out of Balance report here. Low-income families are already struggling to meet basic needs. Factor in suffocating household debt, and it is clear that families not making a living wage have little chance of building for the future. As […]

Power From the Roots Up Conference Attracts Hundreds to Seattle – “Ground Zero” of the Movement to Combat Income Inequality

For Planning Purposes: July 10 – July 12, 2014 Contact: Kathy Mulady (Kathy@allianceforajustsociety.org, 206-922-8787) or Joshua Welter (jwelter@mainstreetalliance.org, 206-383-1857) Power From the Roots Up Conference Attracts Hundreds to Seattle – “Ground Zero” of the Movement to Combat Income Inequality Author Peter Dreier joins community organizers, grassroots activists, and small business owners to discuss how grassroots […]

Leaders, Businesses in Washington, Oregon and Idaho Calling for Immigration Reform Now

For Immediate Release, July 3, 2014 Leaders and organizations representing businesses and communities throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho are powerfully combining their voices, calling on elected officials in the U.S. Congress to take action now on immigration reform. While recognizing that passing immigration reform this year is challenging, they also understand the dire economic consequences […]

ACA Enrollment Figures Show More Focus Needed On Latino Communities

HHS must do more to close the Latino coverage gap; state officials who’ve resisted ACA implementation bear responsibility for making it worse. For Immediate Release: Friday, May 2, 2014 Contact: Kathy Mulady, Communications Director, kathy@allianceforajustsociety.org, (206) 992-8787 Seattle, WA – The Alliance for a Just Society released the following statement from executive director LeeAnn Hall […]

Affordable Care Act Reports are Missing Data on Enrollment by Race and Ethnicity

For Immediate Release: February 17, 2014 Contact: Kathy Mulady Communications Director Kathy@allianceforajustsociety.org   Affordable Care Act Reports are Missing Data on Enrollment by Race and Ethnicity The Affordable Care Act has great potential to shrink the racial gap in health coverage.  But we can’t tell how it’s doing without data on race and ethnicity. Again […]

2013 Job Gap Coverage

Please check back periodically for recent coverage on our 15th annual Job Gap Report, “America’s Changing Economy: Searching for Work that Pays in the New Low-Wage Economy.” Living wage job gap calls for charting a new course for U.S. economy December 11, 2013, The Hill Why A ‘Living’ Wage Doesn’t Add Up December 9, 2013, […]

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Bad Medicine Report Details Influence of Pharma in DC Budget Failure

Released to the Press September 25, 2013   New Report Analyzes Interest Group Influence in Blocking Proposed Cost Saving Measures in Medicare Report Finds Influence of Pharmaceutical Industry as Major Impasse to Common Sense Budget Fixes Congress has failed to act on a commonsense, good-government approach to controlling health care costs. The significant resources the […]

The Nation: US Bank, Fair Lending and the Job Gap

This Week in Poverty: Banks Got Nowhere to Run To, Baby Greg Kaufmann | April 12, 2013 Last year, US Bank held its annual shareholders meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota, home of its corporate headquarters. The event was dominated by shareholders and proxies who are members of Minnesotans for a Fair Economy [1], an alliance of […]

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2012 Job Gap Report

“Broken Bootstraps: Falling Behind on Full-Time Work,” is the 14th annual installment of a joint study by Alliance for a Just Society and its affiliates in 7 states.   Unemployment rates in all states are still high. A modest $9.00/hr. minimum wage has been mentioned at the federal level. Even that income would leave most […]

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Leader of 50 State Foreclosure Probe Tells Struggling Homeowners: “We Will Put People in Jail”

Iowa’s Attorney General Miller also agreed that principal reductions, loan modifications, and compensation for defrauded homeowners are all on his agenda The lead Attorney General in the 50-state foreclosure investigation, Iowa’s Tom Miller, told homeowners at risk of foreclosure today that he supports a settlement with the big banks that requires significant principal rate reductions, […]

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Facing Race: 2010 Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity (Washington)

This report card assesses the racial impacts of decisions made in the 2010 Washington legislative session, looking at a range of policy areas, from economic justice to health to civil rights and more. A collaborative effort of many racial justice organizations, the report collectively and individually grades Washington’s legislators on their votes that either promoted […]