In the midst of growing income inequality and wealth disparity, we need to bring people together to strategize on resolving the interrelated crises in jobs, health care, housing, education, the environment and continuing wars.
We do not have a singular multi-issue movement in the United States but a multitude of movements, often single issue or representing a single group. While they may win momentary battles, by themselves they do not have the joined strength to achieve systemic political and economic change. We also have a low level of organization in the United States. Union density is headed to the single digits and there are no social and economic justice organizations that we can point to as mass organizations.