Wednesday, December 28, 2011
JANUARY 6, 2012 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
We will be meeting at the Capitol (room to be announced). The presentation of the day will be Bridges to Employment, sponsored by Worklife. Several employers will testify to their success working with low-income workers striving for economic self-sufficiency. We will also review a first draft of the Strategic Plan for reducing poverty through increased economic opportunity.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
And that is where this story begins. The film goes beyond the scope of the trailer--beyond the breadline, looking at solutions.
Watch the video here:
Friday, December 16, 2011
Have a great meeting.
A British reporter on a long term assignment in NYC has her first American health care experience, and all of the concern over cost that it involves:
Gary Younge looks at the widening demographics of SNAP enrollees:
And from NPR, on the number of impoverished Americans:
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
Get in touch with your representatives to make sure they know the importance of extending unemployment insurance. UI is set to expire at the end of this year. That is just a few weeks away! (15 points for every letter sent or phone call placed)
'If Congress does not take action by the end of the year, more than 6 million people will lose benefits next year, according to an estimate provided by House Democratic staff.
“In 31 days, time will run out for millions and millions of Americans who are counting on this Congress to extend their unemployment benefits,” Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said at Wednesday’s press conference. “Some lawmakers say that we can’t afford to extend unemployment benefits and the payroll tax in the current fiscal environment. I say we can’t afford not to."
- Wall Street Journal (complete article at http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2011/11/30/congress-wrestles-with-2012-unemployment-benefits-extension/)