Politics of Poverty

Women's rights and gender justice

MLK Day 2023 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.

Woman farmworker Politics of Poverty

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.

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