Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
Erica N. Williams
The outpouring of charitable giving we witness around the holidays reminds us of both the tremendous generosity of communities and our government’s failure to create a moral budget that guarantees families and children can live with basic human dignity. The work of charity is important — and so is the work of marching, organizing and voting for justice and equity.
We live in the richest nation in the world, with enough abundance to ensure every family has the right to dignified jobs and living wages, housing, education, health care, welfare and the right to organize for the realization of these rights. The challenge we face is not one of resources but one of political will to ensure democracy prioritizes the well-being of the many and not the interests of the few.