Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Memorial for the American Dream of Retirement

Join advocates in Denver on April 27th to tell Congress that we don't want to work until we die!

We will be holding a memorial for retirement in order to tell Congress that we want them to make corporations and the wealthy pay their fair share before they touch American workers' money!

What: A memorial for the American dream of retirement in order to send the message to Congress that we want them to take their hands off of our social security! Wear black and bring a friend!
When: April 27th starting at 5:30pm
Where: First Unitarian Society of Denver, 1400 Lafayette Street, Denver, CO 80218
or call your Senators in solidarity:

Senator Mark Udall: 202.224.5941
Senator Michael Bennet: 202.224.5852

Thanks to Colorado Progressive Action for this event.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Budget Deficits and their Impact on Families

Conversations about saving money by cutting services rarely include impact statements regarding individuals, families and communities. The following article is the first of many we will include from all over the country. What does it look like from your community's perspective?
The Women of Color Policy Network has issued a policy brief, Analysis of FY 2012 Budget and Deficit Reduction Proposals, analyzing each budget for their impact on women of color, their families and communities. At a time when unemployment rates remain close to double digits, the Network stresses that the focus must be on building a stronger future for all with investments in infrastructure, people and communities.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Save the rich--broaden the base

This is an interesting article proposing, among other things, that if the wealthiest Americans want to pay less in taxes, they may consider broadening the tax base so that the rest of us can help them out. Is it possible to address the underlying issue of income inequality at this time?

Friday, April 8, 2011

Unfair Pay Gap Harms Families and Children

If you want to reduce poverty, you've got to support pay equity and that is still an apparently long road. A must read are the 21 plus comments attached to Linda Meric's Denver Post op-ed on pay equity. While the article, also a must read, reminds us of another barrier to poverty reduction it's absolutely amazing that the male-dominated comments resort to the "evil" that lurks within a woman's call for fairness. When you're done wiping the tears from your eyes, join us, APRIL 12th at FUNKY BUDDHA'S (776 Lincoln Street)in support of the real issue at hand--Pay equity=Economic Opportunity=Family Security=Poverty Reduction!