Economic Justice

American Friends Service Committee

Advocacy: Lasting peace with justice

Level: International

Website: afsc.org

Social Media: facebook.com/AmericanFriendsServiceCommittee @AmericanFriendsServiceCommittee

Purpose: Based on Quaker principles, working with people of many backgrounds to nurture the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social relations and systems.


Americans for Financial Reform

Advocacy: Group of national and state organizations that have joined together to fix our financial sector

Level: National

Website: ourfinancialsecurity.org

Social Media: facebook.com/AmericansforFinancialReform/

Purpose: Ensure that the financial sector is working for all Americans.


Consumer Action

Advocacy: Through multilingual financial education materials, community outreach and grassroots "make your voice heard" advocacy, Consumer Action empowers underrepresented consumers nationwide.

Level: National

Website: consumer-action.org

Social Media: facebook.com/consumeraction @consumeraction

Purpose: Enable underrepresented consumers nationwide to financially prosper through education and advocacy


Consumer Reports Advocacy

Advocacy: Policy and action division of Consumer Reports

Level: National

Website: advocacy.consumerreports.org/

Social Media: facebook.com/CRAdvocacy/

Purpose:

The advocacy division of Consumer Reports works directly with our 1 million-plus activists for strong consumer protection laws in Congress and the states and to expose corporations that do wrong by their customers—and to encourage companies that are heading in the right direction.


Earth Quaker Action Team

Advocacy: Environmental Responsibility/Economic Development.

Level: Local

Website: eqat.org

Social Media: facebook.com/EarthQuakerActionTeam/

Purpose: EQAT is committed to using non-violent, peaceful means to advocacy for job creation through renewable energy by demanding that, by 2025, PECO increase rooftop solar to 20% of its energy, spur solar panel installment in high-unemployment areas, and prioritize installment by local workers. EQAT welcomes all faiths.


15 Now – Philadelphia Chapter

Advocacy: $15 minimum wage

Level: Local and National

Website: philly15now.org (National: 15now.org)

Social Media: facebook.com/Philly15now @15nowPhilly

Purpose:The group advocates for both nationwide and local minimum wage of at least $15. Their primary activities are connecting economic justice advocates and organizing protests/rallies in favor of raising the minimum wage.


Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania

Advocacy: Affordable Housing

Level: Local

Website: housingalliancepa.org

Social Media: facebook.com/pahousing

Purpose: HAOP promotes common-sense solutions to balance Pennsylvania's housing market and increase the supply of safe, decent homes for low-income people.


Jobs with Justice

Advocacy: Advancing workers’ rights and economic justice.

Level: National

Website: jwj.org

Social Media: facebook.com/jobswithjustice

Purpose: Build power for working people; advancing a sustainable and powerful network of grassroots coalitions; supporting the growth and leadership of local leaders and activists; and developing strategic alliances nationally and globally that strengthen the movement for workers’ rights, economic justice, and our democracy.


Make It Work Campaign

Advocacy: Working to advance economic security for women, men and families across the country.

Level: National

Website: makeitworkcampaign.org

Social Media: facebook.com/miwcampaign @miwcampaign

Purpose: Common sense workplace policies and ambitious solutions that will help people across the country “make it work.”


National Domestic Workers Alliance

Advocacy: Raise the labor standards for all domestic workers.

Level: National

Website: domesticworkers.org

Social Media: facebook.com/nationaldomesticworkersalliance/ @nationaldomesticworkersalliance

Purpose: Win domestic worker “Bill of Rights” at the state level and regulatory changes at the international level through the International Labor Organization (ILO) and at the federal level.


One Pennsylvania

Advocacy: Community Organizing

Level: State

Website: onepa.org/

Social Media: facebook.org/onepennsylvania

Purpose: One Pennsylvania is an emerging statewide organization of community leaders from diverse sectors – including municipal, school, faith, business, labor and civic – who are joining together to stabilize and revitalize their communities, reinvigorate local economies, and promote regional opportunity and sustainability.


Philadelphia Coalition for Affordable Communities

Advocacy: Low cost housing; avoiding disruption of communities during development.

Level: Local – Philadelphia

Website: phillyaffordablecommunities.org/

Social Media: facebook.com/Phillystaysput/

Purpose: Advocates for affordable housing development without displacement of existing residents. Targets homelessness, taking back vacant land, protection of existing housing. Phone: 215-600-1571.


Philadelphia Jobs with Justice

Advocacy: Economic Justice/Labor Rights

Level: Local

Website: phillyjwj.org

Social Media: facebook.com/Philadelphia-Jobs-with-Justice-507934866006693/

Purpose: They fight for the fair treatment of workers, organizing in local communities and workplaces. They believe in long-term multi-issue coalition building, grassroots base-building, organizing, and strategic militant action as the foundation for building a workers' movement.


Replace NAFTA

Advocacy: Replace NAFTA with a deal that puts workers first.

Level: National

Website: replacenafta.org

Purpose: Help people understand the consequences of NAFTA and what a people-centered replacement looks like.


United Farm Workers

Advocacy: Nation’s first successful and largest farm workers union currently active in 10 states.

Level: National

Website: ufw.org

Social Media: facebook.com/unitedfarmworkers

Purpose: Organize in major agricultural industries across the nation to obtain rights for farmworkers.


Working Families

Advocacy: Economic Justice/Progressive Politics

Level: National & Local

Website: workingfamilies.org

Social Media: facebook.com/WorkingFamilies

Purpose: WF is committed to stemming the growing wealth gap through advocacy campaigns and support of progressive candidates at all levels.