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).
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 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.
The Culinary Union with community partner, the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN), released a new video asking Senator Dean Heller to protect Nevadans and Medicaid. The new video highlights 10 Nevadans who are on Medicaid and who are urging their Senator to represent them in DC and do the right thing for Nevada.