EJTF Meeting Rescheduled

Meeting Rescheduled:
Economic Justice Task Force Meeting
Set for Thursday, January 28th, 4:30—6 p.m.

The Economic Justice Task Force (EJTF) meeting originally set for today (January 21) has been rescheduled for Thursday, January 28, 4:30-6 p.m. This will be a conference call meeting:
Dial 1-712-432-1500
Passcode: 167856#

Topics for the call will include:
• Legislative Session Update
• Medicaid Expansion
• Missouri Earned Income Tax Credit
• Stream-lined Sales Tax

Given our recent emphasis on “Poverty and Inequality: Separating Fact from Fiction,” EJTF members may be interested in a Marketplace radio segment that aired on January 21:

http://www.marketplace.org/2015/12/11/wealth-poverty/brain-drain-how-our-minds-cost-us-money/how-wealth-influences-social

Conventional wisdom says that those with low incomes are potentially dangerous and prone to committing fraud. Instead, according to research highlighted in the segment, “Wealthier people are more likely to cheat to win a prize or lie during negotiations. Poorer people are more helpful, generous and trusting of others.” Wealth can lead to the conclusion that “you are all you need,” but attitudes can be changed, and that is the work of the EJTF.

Please invite others to join our January 28 EJTF call. For more information, email Jeanette@EmpowerMissouri.org or call 573-634-2901, x 301.

Posted in Economic Justice.