NY is #1 in economic inequality. How did it get so bad and how can we fight it?
Join us for a participatory discussion on inequality in our community and ways we can fight back. Thursday, March 13th 6:30-8:30 pm St. John’s Episcopal Church 1 Hudson Street, Yonkers, NY
For more info or to RSVP, email: BWard@WorkingFamilies.org
State Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle is holding a town hall forum on the NY state budget. Governor Cuomo has already proposed a budget that won’t properly fund education, healthcare, or job creation and instead gives massive tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires. We need a New York that works for all of us, not just the 1%.
Join us at this forum this Saturday and tell Joe Morelle that we need living wage jobs and quality education not tax cuts for the rich
March 6, 2014
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Plan would make 2009 improvements permanent, expand credit to childless workers
ALBUQUERQUE—Almost 215,000 New Mexico children have benefitted every year from improvements made in 2009 to the federal Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit, according to a factsheet released by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Unless Congress makes those changes permanent, they will expire in 2017 and 8,600 children will likely be thrust back into poverty.
Just months into my second year of law school at the University of Michigan, I witnessed my rights and life profoundly altered because of the passage of Proposal 2. This law banned Michigan’s institutions of higher learning from considering race as one of many factors in admissions, even though these programs had already been approved by the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Recently, I had a meeting with Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.). I was bringing some youth leaders to his office to discuss racial justice and education. When we arrived, he starting telling us his story. We were in awe. It was a history lesson from the source itself. He talked about the events on the Edmund Pettus Bridge and showed us photos of his own beating, one of the most infamous attacks by police in history.