WHAT IS STACKED ACTION?
We are a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization that is devoted to empowering students to advocate for issues that impact them. Over the years, the deck has been stacked against us and we’re now saying, “Let’s reshuffle the cards” towards a more equitable future for each of us. College students across the country have the power to influence state and federal legislatures in favor of policies reflective of a more inclusive and equitable society. We plan to own that power.
We do not have a planet B and, therefore, have a responsibility to leave a livable, sustainable home for future generations. We need climate action now to achieve net zero by 2050 globally. We must urgently embrace innovation and the technology-driven solutions we have today to transition towards a clean energy future.
Stacked Action advocates for a wealth tax on the wealthy and raising corporate taxes. We need to grow a prosperous middle class with equal access to good healthcare, housing and education. Reckoning with racial, social, economic, environmental, and reproductive justice must be a priority. ERA now.
Voting rights are sacred and establish us as a democracy. Representation matters and the ability to vote our values matters. We demand ease of voting on our campuses, expanded protections for voters, automatic voter registration and ending oppressive voter laws targeting minorities, people of color and youth.
Student debt relief is not negotiable and we are calling for universities to use a majority of their endowment to invest in their students rather than their stock portfolios. The underlying issues of rising tuition costs and interest rates must be addressed and free community college is necessary to tackle the inequities in our education system