Blog Action Day 2014 # Inequality: 26+ Inequality-Related Organizations and Institutions

Today is Blog Action Day 2014 and this year the focus is on the topic #Inequality.

As a blogger, I was delighted to learn about Blog Action Day and to have a chance to get involved in

building awareness of this important day of advocacy and action.

Founded in 2007, Blog Action Day brings together bloggers from different countries, interests and languages

to blog about one important global topic on the same day. Past topics have included Water, Climate Change,

Poverty, Food, Power of We and Human Rights, with over 25,000 blogs taking part since 2007.

The tags for this year are #BAD2014 #Blogaction14, #Inequality, #Oct16

The fight to address and hopefully eradicate inequality is a huge endeavor.

History and experience has shown that the voice of a single person with no support usually can’t do much.

However, when a larger group of people escalate a common issue, it amplifies the message and its effect.

That is the wisdom of Blog Action Day and that is also the power of existing groups and organizations who

already active in the fight against inequality on my fronts.

There are so many outstanding organizations and institutions that are working tirelessly on this issue.

I wanted to highlight a few organizations to help you tap into their wealth of information, gain inspiration

from their efforts and get involved in those projects that resonate with you.

Blog Action Day 2014 # Inequality: 26+ Inequality-Related Organizations and Institutions

Inequality-Related Organizations and Institutions

*Advocacy groups

  • Wealth for Common Good A network of business leaders and high-income Americans working together to promote shared prosperity and fair taxation, with members who range from entrepreneurs and doctors to elected officials of all backgrounds and political stripes.
  • Business for Shared Prosperity Business owners, executives, and investors who support public policies and business practices that expand economic opportunity, reduce inequality, promote innovation, and rebuild our nation’s infrastructure for long-term success.
  • United for a Fair Economy A national group working to raise awareness about how concentrated wealth and power undermine the economy, corrupt democracy, deepen the racial divide, and tear communities apart.
  • On the Commons. A national network working to protect the commons and our commonwealth in ways that promote equity and sustainability.

*Organizing projects

  • New Economy Working Group An informal think tank-media-business network alliance working to distribute and root economic power in people and communities, support the cooperative sharing of resources, and give priority to building the community wealth essential to the health and well-being of all.
  • Other 98 Percent A grassroots network of concerned citizens fed up with the status quo in Washington that’s seeking practical solutions to help Americans stand against the bankers, CEOs, and lobbyists who’ve hijacked our democracy to serve themselves at the expense of everyone else.
  • US UNCUT. A national grassroots movement drawing attention through direct action to unnecessary state and federal budget cuts in light of billions of dollars in unpaid taxes by corporate tax dodgers.
  • Common Security Club A network of locally based groups, situated in communities and congregations, that help participants learn more about today’s economic and ecological challenges, undertake mutual aid and shared action, and become part of a larger effort to create a fair and healthy economy that works for everyone.
  • Mind the Gap. An educational effort, sponsored by NETWORK, the national Catholic social justice lobby, that aims to help build understanding “about the causes and consequences of this huge wealth gap.”

*Inequality analysis

  • The Equality Trust A London-based effort, founded in 2009, that aims to reduce income inequality through a public and political education designed to widen understanding of the harm that income inequality inflicts on our modern societies.
  • Citizens for Tax Justice A Washington, D.C.-based public interest research and advocacy organization that seeks to give ordinary people a greater voice in tax policy, against the armies of special interest lobbyists for corporations and the wealthy.
  • Luxembourg Income Study A cross-national data archive and research institute based in Luxembourg that offers scholars and the general public alike access to comparative inequality indicators and commentary.
  • The Gini Project An interdisciplinary effort that draws on economics, sociology, political science, and health studies to examine the social impact of growing inequality.
  • Population Health Forum A Seattle-based initiative designed to raise awareness and initiate dialogue about how political, economic, and social inequalities interact to affect the overall health status of our society.

*Think tanks

  • Economic Policy Institute This Washington D.C. center has been broadening the discussion about economic policy to cover the interests of low- and middle-income workers since 1986.
  • Demos A New York City-based nonpartisan public policy research and advocacy organization working for a more equitable economy with widely shared prosperity and opportunity, among other goals.
  • Institute for Policy Studies A Washington, D.C. and Boston-based community of public scholars and organizers working with social movements to promote true democracy and challenge concentrated wealth, corporate influence, and military power.
  • Center for Economic and Policy Research.  A national research organization working to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people’s lives.
  • Center on Budget and Policy Priorities A Washington, D.C.-based policy organization working at the federal and state levels on policies and programs that impact low- and moderate-income families and individuals.
  • Institute for Women’s Policy Research. A rigorous research group that explores how poverty and inequality affect women and also examines pay inequality between women and men.

*Academic centers

Blog Action Day 2014 # Inequality: 26+ Inequality-Related Organizations and Institutions

More #Inequality Resources 

These are just a few of the many organizations and institutions that are working hard to

address #inequality.

Of course, there are so many others.

Read What Blog Action Day Partners Say About #Inequality


Which programs, organizations and activities are you involved in?

Which groups do you support?

We’d love to know, share and support your efforts.

Please add other efforts, organizations and institutions to this list in the

comment area below.