Economic Justice Working Group
Connecting with FAN’s Economic Justice Working Group
To enable our communities to thrive, FAN’s Economic Justice Working Group advocates allocating programs and taxes more equitably across low-income and high-income households and diverse racial and ethnic groups.
Please join the Working Group by sending an email to email@example.com with your name, address, best phone number, and home address to figure out your legislative district. Be sure to also sign up for FAN emails so you can stay up-to-date on E-alerts, and FAN can link you to the Economic Justice group in our database. You will receive periodic emails about education and advocacy events. If you have questions about the working group, email the group’s leader, Steve Clagett. The Working Group partners with a multi-organization coalition, Balance Our Tax Code, to improve our tax code and provide revenue for important programs, such as education and mental health.
Early Impact and Success: The Economic Justice Working Group formed in 2016 and immediately began gathering signatures to put Initiative 1433, requiring a $13.50 minimum wage state-wide, on the November ballot. The Group’s efforts allowed FAN to submit over 9,000 signatures, more than any other non-labor organization in the state. The measure made the ballot, passed, and boosted low-income wages across the state, with additional increases annually through its inflation adjuster.