SojoAction
Economic Justice

SojoAction: Economic Justice

Lauren W. Reliford
Political Director

Our economic justice work is focused on policy changes aimed at reforming government systems and economic institutions and principles to allow all people to have the foundation and stability to support their families, churches and communities, and live dignified, productive lives.

Our work seeks to address the root causes of injustices and address long-term needs through public and collective actions aimed at political and structural changes. It is much broader than typical individual acts of charity done by many individuals and churches because those only seek to address the effects of injustices and respond to immediate needs and, while important, fall far short of addressing the needs of the millions of Americans living in poverty.

Our Goals:

  • Eradication of extreme poverty and hunger in the United States by 2030
  • Increase the federal minimum wage
  • Protect and strengthen critical safety net programs that are proven to reduce poverty and hunger such as SNAP, WIC, and low-income and affordable housing
  • Support families through access to affordable child care, paid family medical leave, and parental leave
  • Ensure financial and physical health of every American by strengthening and protecting the Affordable Care Act, closing the Medicaid coverage gap, and reduce prescription drug prices

 

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