When kids are hungry, they struggle to learn. When kids don't learn, they struggle in life. Still, 16 million American kids are at risk of going hungry every day. That’s 1 out of every 5 kids. We can and we must do better.
For decades, Republicans and Democrats have come together to support programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Fair Share Education Fund is working to reduce childhood hunger by increasing access to programs like SNAP that successfully provide food and income support to children and families.
Big corporations — including GE, Burger King 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.
Our democracy should give each of us a voice — and government should look out for all of us. But unlimited campaign spending allows corporations and the richest Americans to rig the system in their own favor and against the average voter.
Things are this way since the Supreme Court decided, in the Citizens United case, that corporations are people, and that they and the wealthy can spend as much as they want on elections. That’s just wrong. Corporations are not people, and they shouldn’t get to buy our democracy.
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.
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.
We can’t afford another Great Recession, which is why Fair Share supports the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Consumer Bureau). Set up to watch out for predatory and deceptive behavior in the financial industry it has returned $12 billion to 27 million Americans who were victimized by shady lending or financial trickery.
Some in Congress are pushing to shut down the Consumer Bureau. We are pushing back.
We believe every child deserves a fair chance in life, and this begins with quality early education and child care.
We know that kids who receive a high-quality early education are more likely to start kindergarten ready -- and they're more likely to go to college and get a good job. Yet approximately 40% of young children are not enrolled in any kind of early learning program.