Economic Security

Working to identify equitable and fair approaches to improve the economic security of families and communities

Fighting Hate & Bias

The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom envisioned economic security as a prerequisite to fulfilling our nation’s promise — proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence — that every person has an unalienable right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Many of the march’s demands were economic, including a national minimum wage, job training and placement, and stronger labor and employment anti-discrimination laws.

Civil and human rights are inextricably linked to economic security.

While the nation has seen progress over the years, today the fight continues to build a society that truly embraces equality and economic opportunity. We work to inform key stakeholders about economic security policy solutions that will help close gaps and increase opportunities for communities facing persistent disadvantage, including vulnerable children and families of color.

In an America as good as its ideals, every person should have the right to fully contribute to, and benefit from, the economy to live and work with dignity.

Key Resources

Bare Minimum: Why We Need to Raise Wages for America’s Lowest-Paid Families

A report on working people and their struggle to make a living when paid the federal minimum wage or tips.

The History of the Tipped Minimum Wage
In Their Own Words: Working People, Civil Rights and the Fight to Strengthen Economic Security for All

Lessons through the lives of real people about concrete policy solutions that support and sustain working people and their families.

The Minimum Wage and Wage Theft
Who Benefits From Medicaid and Why Work Requirements Jeopardize Their Health Care

Making clear that Medicaid is crucial for providing access to health care for low-income people in America.

Sexual Harassment and the Tipped Minimum Wage

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Learn more about our work to promote economic security for all people in America by contacting our team.

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