Economic Justice

Economic Justice is the basic concept in which the fairness in official policies must be equal to all participants in an economy.

PLAN’s Economic justice campaigns includes: Fight for $15, Payday lending, and Supporting social safety net programs (e.g. Medicaid).

The American Health Care Act (AHCA) aka Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA)  aka Trumpcare and President Trump’s budget are shameful attacks on the most vulnerable Americans. Slashing billions of dollars from social safety net programs like Medicaid and SNAP that benefit children, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities.

We must stand together to protect Medicaid! PLAN is committed to stopping any negative changes to Medicaid and reinforce that all Nevadans–especially children–will be devastated if there is a vote for a healthcare program that would negatively impact Medicaid.

If Trumpcare wins, thousands of children and Nevada’s most vulnerable populations will lose.

Fight for $15

The fight for $15 began in 2012 when two hundred fast-food workers walked off their jobs to demand $15/hr in New York City. Here in Nevada, PLAN supports this movement because the minimum wage fight is not a new fight, and we fight for $15 because workers deserve a livable wage.

 

Payday Lending

Payday lending was created as a means to help consumers pay their bills until their paychecks arrive. However, in return for the loan the consumers have to pay a post-dated check for the amount borrowed plus a fee. This fee can have a high influx rate thus trapping hard working Nevadans into debt. It is important that the money remains in the pockets of hardworking Nevadans and out of the the pockets of wealthy corporations.

 

Social Safety Net Programs

Social safety net programs are for those who are in poverty which disproportionately impacts communities of color, immigrant communities, and low income households. Until the fight for livable wages and healthcare for all is achieved these social safety net programs are needed.

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