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The Women's Economic Agenda Project (WEAP) is committed to attaining economic human rights for all people. In a land of abundance, there is no reason anyone's basic human needs should not be met. WEAP is diligently working to organize the poor, low-income workers, and unemployed into a movement to achieve a vision of a world without poverty and despair, a world that Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed of in his Poor People's Campaign of 1968.



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 Learn about the struggle of Rev. Pinkney, one of many frontline fighters in the struggle for justice, human rights and no more corporations over people. Rev. Pinkney is currently facing trial for standing up for what is right, and WEAP wants you to FIGHT WITH HIM

Maureen Taylor, State Chair of MWRO, speaks at Netroots Nation panel on 'Fighting for Democracy After Emergency Manager Takeovers in Michigan.' She discusses the national narrative going on to depict Detroit residents in a way that makes it easier to blame them for poverty, and makes it easier to agree that they should not have water and other essentials for life.

 

 We don’t want a minimum wage. We NEED a LIVING WAGE.  Workers, community leaders, and folks from all over the East Bay are fighting for just that as we speak!  The Women’s Economic Agenda Project (WEAP) and the US Court of Women on Poverty salute the Lift Up Oakland Campaign,  standing up for fair living wage and the humanity and dignity of all workers.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg cut to the heart of it: "In a decision of startling breadth, the Court holds that commercial enterprises, including corporations, along with partnerships and sole proprietorships, can opt out of any law (saving only tax laws) they (the corporations) judge incompatible with their sincerely held religious beliefs.”