Politics of Poverty
MLK Day and the ongoing work toward economic justice
Dr. King promoted a vision of economic justice and equality where all people could work with dignity to support themselves and their families. Fifty years after his death, persistent economic inequality—particularly along racial lines—makes clear that there is much more work to be done to achieve King’s vision.
A migration policy based on “deterrence” increases risk of gender-based violence
A recent report from our two organizations reveals shocking levels of gender-based violence at the US/Mexico border, and exposes how the deterrence-based asylum policy of the US is fueling it.
We must value and respect women's work
Working women are facing extraordinary challenges in the US today. But it’s not the same for everyone: from one state to the next, policies around wages, protections, and rights vary dramatically. Oxfam and Legal Momentum are tracking these laws carefully, and advocating for more robust protections for workers and their families.