50 Years Later, We Still Need MLK, Jr.’s Call for Economic Justice

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. As we remember the tragedy of that day fifty years ago, we also observe MLK, Jr.'s life and legacy. An important part of his legacy came in the final years of his life as the Rev. Dr ...
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MLK Jr. Epistles and Prophets

In observance of the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Trinity Church Wall Street has produced a free video curriculum for use by individuals or group settings. Following is a description from Trinity's MLK Jr.: Epistles and Prophets: April 4th, 2018 marks 50 years since ...
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America’s Goals: Goal 7 Clean Air, Water, and Energy

Rising damages from droughts, floods, heat waves, forest fires, extreme storms, and changing patterns of insect-borne diseases such as Dengue and Zika are just some of the dangers of long-term climate change.  It’s time that America commit to safe renewable energy sources that can protect us from climate hazards while ...
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America’s Goals: Goal 6 Sustainable Infrastructure, Resilience, and Innovation

In the middle of the 20th century, America built a network of roads, bridges, and telecommunications second to none in the world.  Yet for several decades, we have underinvested in maintaining and modernizing our infrastructure.  Our states are now filled with broken-down roads, closed bridges, mass congestion, and bottlenecks in ...
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America’s Goals: Goal 5 Equal Opportunity for All

America is a diverse society, and it works best when everybody who works hard can achieve their own vision and dreams.  We trust each other – and our nation – when we feel that we are getting a fair shake. Ensuring that everyone gets a fair chance at success is ...
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America’s Goals: Goal 4 Empowering People Over Special Interests

We know what is wrong with politics today: big corporate money drowns out voters, and politicians choose special interests over regular people.  Too many politicians vote for corporate tax breaks, subsidies, and bailouts for the rich and powerful that most people oppose.  And they implement voting procedures  designed to make ...
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America’s Goals: Goal 3 Investing in Children

Every parent wants the best for their children, but too many public schools lack the needed facilities and teachers; too many young kids are denied affordable quality pre-school and the care needed to remove barriers to learning; and college or technical training seems an unreachable goal because of soaring tuition ...
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America’s Goals: Goal 2 Affordable Quality Healthcare

The biggest healthcare problem in America is that it’s far too expensive for what we get. Hospitals and doctors overcharge, pharmaceutical companies jack up prices, and everyday Americans are left with massive out-of-pocket expenses. We can lower healthcare costs for all, put a cap on out-of-pocket costs, and engage in ...
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America’s Goals: Goal 1 Good Jobs

All hard-working Americans should be able to earn a livable wage and have a decent standard of living, including paid time for family leave, vacations, and sick leave. Employees should have rights at work, and the chance to be represented on key decisions that affect their lives and livelihoods (from ...
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