Kids, Not Cuts!
We believe that everyone deserves a fair shot in life, and that starts with a quality education. Unfortunately, some in Congress are moving to cut billions from education. Congress already made deep cuts in early 2013 that will slash programs for 1.2 million kids and take 30,000 teachers out of classrooms. Now, House Budget Chair Paul Ryan wants to slash education funds with another $6.9 billion in cuts to our schools, our teachers, and our kids in the next year alone.
As Congress debates the education budget, Fair Share is working to make sure that our representatives stand up for our kids. Learn more.
Make Corporations Pay Their Fair Share
Big corporations — including GE, Wells Fargo and more — are using their lobbyists and campaign contributions to rig the tax system in their favor, and some pay nothing in taxes.
That costs the rest of us $100 billion per year in lost taxes.
It's about time that rich corporations start living by the same rules as the rest of us. We're working to ensure that corporations pay their fair share of taxes — so we can use that money to put America back to work fixing the economy. We can start by canceling the sequester. Learn more.
Immigration Reform for a Fair Economy
Our immigration system is broken, and that’s bad for our country and our economy.
It’s time to bring undocumented workers out of the shadows and allow them to join the legal, regulated workforce, with a fair shot and fair wages and the same rules as everyone else.
We can fix our immigration system with a common sense, comprehensive set of reforms that ensures everyone plays by the same rules. Not only will it be more fair, it will increase investment in our economy. Learn more.
Get Big Money out of Politics
Our democracy should give each of us a voice — and government should look out for all of us. But it doesn’t work that way. Instead, unlimited campaign spending allows corporations and the richest Americans to rig the system in their own favor and against the average voter.
Things are getting worse because the Supreme Court has decided, in a case called Citizens United, that corporations are people, and that they and the wealthy can spend as much as they want on elections. Learn more about our campaign to get big money out of politics.
Put America Back to Work
America has work to do: We need new schools, more teachers and better roads, bridges and transit systems. At the same time, millions of people who are ready, willing and able to get these jobs done are still unemployed.
It’s time to put America back to work. We can rehire teachers and firefighters who were laid off in the recession. We can put people to work building and rebuilding schools and fixing our roads and bridges. And we can pay for it by cutting $200 billion in wasteful subsidies and tax loopholes for the biggest corporations.
Learn more about the Fair Share’s campaign to Put American Back to Work.
54,000 Wind Jobs Protected
Victory! On Jan. 2, Congress extended the Production Tax Credit for wind power, saving 54,000 jobs.
This incentive does what our government should be doing more often: putting Americans to work in ways that are cost effective and good for the country. Building a clean energy future fits the bill perfectly.
Middle Class Tax Extended
In a victory for Fair Share's Middle Class Tax Cuts First campaign, Senate leaders and the White House came together to work out a compromise deal to extend tax cuts on Americans’ income (up to $450,000 per family), preventing a New Year’s tax hike on America’s middle class. The compromise bill was signed into law by President Obama on January 1. The Middle Class Tax Cuts First campaign brought together more than 500 small businesses and community organizations to call for extending middle class tax cuts.