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Thu Aug 11, 2011
Southweast Wisconsin Common Ground successfully negotiated over $4 million in housing re-investment from financial institutions whose foreclosures had devastated the Sherman Park neighborhood of Milwaukee.
Thu Aug 11, 2011
Pastor Soliney Vedrine and Winique Green look on as testimony is given about the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization's Moving from Debt to Asset's program. This groundbreaking financial empowerment program has graduated more than 700 graduates and provided each of them with $500 scholarships to begin a financial savings plan.
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Payday Lending, Bankruptcy, Finance, Together Louisiana, Rev. Errol Domingue
Payday Lending Dominates Louisiana Black Leg Caucus Mtg
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
At a town hall on Saturday, February 22nd, Rev. Errol Domingue directly asked leaders from the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus: Have you ever taken money from the payday lending industry? Will you continue to take their money in the future?
Pay Day Lending, Credit, Citizens UK, Living Wage Campaign, economic justice
Acting Together for Economic Justice
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Today's decision to cap the cost of payday loans did not emerge in a vacuum. It is the fruit of years of determined campaigning, which started in churches, mosques and synagogues in some of Britain's poorest neighbourhoods. Indeed, George Osborne's announcement comes exactly four years after 2000 members of the religious and civic institutions in Citizens UK asked all three parties' Treasury spokesmen to adopt precisely this policy.
Financial Reform, Community Building, organizing in Texas, Organizing in Austin, living wages, Economic Incentives
Austin Interfaith Celebrates Progress on Living Wages
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
A diverse mix of Labor Union representatives, city and county elected officials, faith-based organizations and advocates for fair wages and working conditions came to the Workers Defense Project office Tuesday night…to celebrate a move by the county regarding tax incentives, a move many are hoping the city of Austin will follow.
Financial Reform, Housing
Eric Schneiderman is right to fight Obama administration's bad foreclosure settlement with the banks
New York Daily News
Sunday, November 27, 2011
While most attention is focused on a drawn-out debt crisis in Washington and spasmodic demonstrations in several cities, the most important economic and political battle of the period is being played out largely under the radar.