Viola Davis and Cicely Tyson honored for efforts in raising awareness about labor protections for domestic workers
Tuesday, 20 November 2012 18:15
Washington, DC—Last week, the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) hosted "Leading with Love," a special gala and awards dinner celebrating more than 10,000 nannies, housekeepers, and caregivers who work as part of the NDWA every day, as well as the movement's special champions Viola Davis and Cicely Tyson.
The largest African-American newspaper in the District recently won the right to keep its designation to be considered for government contracts. The Washington Informer Newspaper in Southeast announced a settlement with the Office of the Chief Financial Officer in maintaining its status with the District government as a newspaper of general circulation and a Certified Business Enterprise. Informer Publisher Denise Rolark Barnes expressed her satisfaction with the settlement.
Rybak, U.S. Mayors request middle-class tax fairness
Thursday, 15 November 2012 12:18
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak will join a series of meetings at the White House and on Capitol Hill today with Vice President Joe Biden, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and other congressional leaders to urge Congress to adopt a bipartisan, balanced approach to deficit reduction that avoids harmful sequestration cuts, promotes economic growth in America's metropolitan areas and preserves middle-class tax cuts.
2012 Youth Voter Fact Sheet: Turnout was 66% for youth who have any college experience, 35% for others
Thursday, 15 November 2012 10:45
• Young people without college experience underrepresented • Non-college youth voters more ethnically diverse than those with college • 27% swayed by Obama's response to Sandy, vs. 10% of youth with college
Demonstrators want to end Bush tax cuts for richest 2%, to protect working families
Monday, 12 November 2012 00:00
A group of over forty Minnesotans representing the Americans for Tax Fairness coalition, and including representatives of SEIU, TakeAction Minnesota, Minnesotans for a Fair Economy, ISAIAH and CTUL, demonstrated in downtown Minneapolis this morning calling for an end to the Bush Tax Cuts and tax breaks for big corporations. The demonstration coincided with the first week of the congressional lame-duck session where a budget showdown looms.
Scott Leitz, MNsure CEO. Walter Griffin and Anthony Taylor, Major Taylor Bicycling Club of Minnesota. 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act and SPPS Freedom Schools: Rev. Dr. Darcel Hill, director of St. Paul Public Schools Freedom Schools Initiative. Jon Peterson, director of St. Paul Public Schools Office of College and Career Readiness.