Economic EQuity in Politics
Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for another Conference Call on Monday, December 3, starting at 7 p.m. Please go here for a pdf of the Proposed Agenda and the calling instructions. It is never too late to add something to the agenda!
Responding to our Unitarian Universalist commitment to social justice frequently requires calling for changes to existing laws. Whether it be living wage legislation to promote economic justice, repealing mandatory minimum sentencing for drug offenses to end mass incarceration, instituting regulations and tax regimes to protect the environment and respond to the threat of climate change, or reforming laws to secure immigrant rights, our success in advancing social justice frequently hinges on persuading our elected officials to pass legislation through our grassroots activism. Too often—and especially since the Supreme Court’s decisions in Citizens United and McCutcheon—we find this democratic process undermined by the undue and corrosive influence of concentrated wealth on political decision-making.
EEP-CWG collaborates with groups around Massachusetts who are combating the negative effects of big money on our political system. We have been involved with efforts to amend both the U.S. and the Massachusetts constitutions to establish that corporations are not people and money is not free speech.
We have recently expanded our scope to promote the work of the following groups, most of which are working both inside and outside of Massachusetts:
Our Question to You
Our CWG adopted the following mission question in the fall of 2015:
“How may we eliminate the corrosive influence of concentrated wealth and power on all levels of government decision-making to attain the ideal of ‘one person, one vote’?”
Perhaps you have some of your own ideas about how we can best do this? This is a great time to join our CWG and help us to continue our work toward the goal of Economic Equity in Politics!
To contact us or to join the Economic Equity in Politics Certified Working Group, please go to: