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Other state organizations with resources on economic issues


Children Now
1212 Broadway, 5th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 763-2444
Fax: (510) 763-1974

Children Now is a nonpartisan, independent voice for children, working to translate the nation’s commitment to children and families into action. Children Now uses communications strategies to reach parents, lawmakers, citizens, businesses, media and community leaders, creating attention and generating positive change on behalf of children. With particular concern for those who are poor or at risk, Children Now is committed to improving conditions for all children. Founded in 1988, Children Now is a national organization with special depth in California.

Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
548 S. Spring Street, Suite 630
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 486-9880


Greater Boston Legal Services
197 Friend Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 603-1810

The Employment Unit of Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) is dedicated to combining individual legal services with systemic policy advocacy on behalf of community-based organizations with the goal of improving wages, job opportunities, job security, and benefits for low-income working families.

In systemic policy campaigns, GBLS provides technical legal expertise and advocacy capacity, while community-based organizations set the campaign agendas and engage in grassroots organizing. GBLS and our community-based clients also work closely with the Massachusetts labor movement, often joining forces with the Massachusetts AFL-CIO and individual unions to advocate on behalf of low-wage workers.


Nevada Interfaith Council for Worker Justice
2100 S. Maryland Parkway, Suite 9
Las Vegas, NV 89104
Phone: (702) 866-6008

The Nevada Interfaith Council for Worker Justice is a membership organization of Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Unitarian clergy dedicated to helping low-wage and immigrant workers secure better wages and working conditions. Through direct action, education, lobbying, legal work, and original research, we seek to ensure that all Nevada residents are active participants in economic and political life. The Nevada Interfaith Council is one of the country’s leading religion-labor partnerships and one of over 50 affiliates of the National Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice.


Association for Children of New Jersey
35 Halsey Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: (973) 643-3876

The mission of the Association for Children of New Jersey includes: promoting public awareness of the well-being of children and issues related to children; supporting and promoting positive legislation; scrutinizing administrative regulations and practices; monitoring the legal rights of children and families in the court system; urging the state to set its budgetary agenda with children and families in mind; organizing community leaders to advocate for their children; leading or assisting broad coalitions of groups seeking to improve direct-service systems for children and families; researching and documenting issues facing children and families; and providing the factual background for advocacy activities.


Five Borough Institute
404 Riverside Drive Suite 4D
New York, NY 10025

The Five Borough Institute is a nonpartisan research and educational organization whose mission is to encourage the development and implementation of sound and progressive public policies. It focuses on urban economic and political issues, especially those that affect New York City and its surrounding region, such as global economic forces that threaten the jobs and livelihood of working people.


The Poverty Institute
Rhode Island College School of Social Work
Providence, RI 02908
(401) 456-8512


Tennessee Industrial Renewal Network
1515 East Magnolia Avenue, Suite 403
Knoxville, TN 37917
Phone: (865) 437-1576

Tennessee Industrial Renewal Network (TIRN) is a 10-year-old coalition of labor, community, and religious groups whose mission is to change economic policy so that it is fair to workers and uplifts communities. Originally formed in 1989 as a response to the plants that were closings throughout Tennessee, TIRN has since expanded to cover issues ranging from the increase in temporary jobs and inadequate wages to free trade and globalization.


Women in Poverty Public Education Initiative
University of Wisconsin – Parkside
P.O. Box 2000
Kenosha, WI 53141
Phone: (617) 426-1228 ext. 102
Fax: (414) 595-3342

The Women and Poverty Public Education Initiative (WPPEI), a project of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and the UW-Women’s Studies Consortium, is a collaboration that is working to establish comprehensive social policies that adequately support low-income workers. WPPEI is a unique effort that links University-based policy researchers with low-income women in order to analyze social and economic problems, develop public policy solutions, and work for change.

WPPEI has brought 15 Wisconsin organizations, research centers, and advocacy groups together to form the Wisconsin Alliance for Low Wage Workers. Three current priorities, supported by active work groups are: access to education and training, access to support service, and outreach to employers.


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