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