From Gongwer News Service, www.gongwer-oh.com, February 12, 2014.
Income Inequality: Policy Matters Ohio, Common Cause Ohio, ProgressOhio, American Friends Service Committee and Ohio AFL-CIO called on Ohioans Wednesday to take action to address income inequality in the country.
The groups hosted a screening and panel discussion on the documentary Inequality For All, which was made in partnership with various groups and labor organizations. It features former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich, who argues that urgent action is needed to address this issue.
Kalitha Williams, of Policy Matters Ohio, stressed that “now is the time for Ohio’s policy and advocacy community to have this discussion.”
She added that the growing income gap requires individuals to “get involved and take new action.”
“The growing inequality documented in this film is not only harmful to our economy but lethal to what remains of our democracy,” Greg Coleridge, of American Friends Service Committee, said in a release. “Fewer people gaining greater wealth translates into more massive political contributions, which drowns out the political voices of the majority of people.”