✅ CTA: Economic Inequality
Calls to action for addressing economic and social immobility.
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Our Debt Crisis
Navigate: Check out these podcast episodes that might be able to help you sort through your emotions around money, as well as help you plan for our economic realities.
How to Ditch Your Money Baggage from The Dough
Don’t Tip the IRS from Diversifying
Life Kit has some great episodes on money-related topics, including but not limited to, “Tips for negotiating your medical bills,” and “How to talk to your parents about money”. For all money eps, click here.
From carceral debt to renter’s debt, this Debt Collective x Prism partnership series, “We Owe You Nothing,” examines and celebrates the growing debt abolition movement.
Donate: You can help eliminate medical debt for individuals around the country. And yes, the government should be helping more here but we aren’t all the way there yet, so if you can, please consider giving.
Stay Informed: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been working on consumer debt protections, particularly around aggressive medical debt collection. They’ve recently announced Rulemaking to Remove Medical Bills from Credit Reports and shutting down Commonwealth Financial Systems for Illegal Debt Collection Practices. They have an email newsletter so you can stay up to date and find out about public hearings.
Support: Let your Senator (and this Senate Committee) know you would like them to support S. 2876: School Lunch Debt Cancellation Act of 2023.
Children are going hungry over school lunch “debt” (and those lacking empathy want to shame students and punish their parents as a result by threatening Child Protective Services). If you want to learn more about school lunch issues in the U.S., please check out my interview with Jessica Terrell, host and reporter of Left Over.