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Economic inequality

Economic inequality

Widening economic inequality is harmful to people everywhere—today, economic factors are responsible for more deaths than armed conflict in the U.S. and around the world. For lasting peace, every person needs access to education, adequate food and shelter, and safe, sustainable livelihoods. 

To improve living and working conditions, AFSC organizes grassroots workers’ rights initiatives, community-based economic development, and anti-homelessness efforts. AFSC also advocates at every level for polices that reduce economic inequality.

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National advocacy on human needs-

Rick Wilson speaks to a crowd

The coordinator of AFSC’s West Virginia Economic Justice project writes about what economic justice means, why it matters, and what you can do.  

Fair wages and employment-

Food, housing, and education-

Understanding inequality-

Video screenshot of a West Virginia street

The West Virginia Economic Justice Project works statewide on issues affecting low income and working families and engages in campaigns to gain or defend economic rights in support of economic justice for all people.