Team Leader: Carol Corbin
Our team looks at the growing gap between the rich and the poor in the US and investigates the history and ramifications of that inequity.
In 2015, the US had one of the highest wealth gaps of any OECD nation, exceeded only by Mexico, Chile, and Turkey. That gap is evident in high levels of poverty contrasted with a small but hugely wealthy super-elite—the .1%. Our team looks at factors such as campaign funding, political will, minimum wage, racism, housing difficulties, and the manifestation of the wealth gap in the local Beaufort area.
Our mission is to raise awareness of the issues, take action when necessary to block legislation that will exacerbate the gap, and connect volunteers to meaningful opportunities in the area.