Voter Education

Nou menm, sitwayen nan Florid, nou deklare:twòp moun nan fanmi nou e nan kominote nou nan sitiyasyon kote lajan yap touche ap degrengole, kantite travay yo pa estab, dèt k ap monte sou yo, pa gen travay, pa gen kay, yon sitiyasyon kote lavi nan katye noudegraba yon fason brital,…
Nosotros, la gente de la Florida, declaramos: que demasiadas de nuestras familias y comunidades enfrentan disminución de salarios, carga de trabajo adicional, acumulación de deudas, desempleo, desamparo, violencia y vecindarios en decadencia, escuelas en crisis, seguro médico inasequible, encarcelación, deportación, y aislamiento; que nuestro estado pertenece a todos los que…
We, the people of Florida, declare: that too many of our families and communities face declining wages, staggering workloads, mounting debt, unemployment, homelessness, violent and declining neighborhoods, schools in crisis, unaffordable health care, incarceration, deportation, and isolation; that our state belongs to all who live in it, and that we…
While it's no doubt good news that unemployment has dropped to it's lowest rate since 2009, we have a long way to go. It can be touted as a success, and does show that the stimulus has proven to be effective, but we shouldn't discount the hard reality that millions…
FL Unemployed Still fighting to defend insurance as unemployment rate dips slightly March 25th, 2011 – While figures released today by the Agency for Workforce Innovation (AWI), show a slight decrease in the unemployment rate leaving it at 11.5%, unemployed Floridians and advocates are still working to defend against cuts to…
Today, the House passed a tax deal that ensures that unemployed workers across the country will receive federal benefits for another 13 months. While there was initially a lot of doubt about whether or not this would pass, advocates of the unemployed, their organizational allies (like NELP), and millions of…
Today, members of Florida New Majority partnered with community organizations and unemployment and immigration advocates, attended a public hearing at Miami’s Commission Chamber to demand public officials to provide final and just solutions for immigrants and the unemployed. Here’s the gist of what our community leaders fought for today: Proposed…
Today, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) announced that it is heavily opposed to the proposed extension of the Bush tax-cuts, calling them, along with the estate tax cut provision, a blatant "bad deal for African-Americans." With the holiday season already upon us, it's become increasingly difficult for most Americans, who…
New U.S. Census figures show about 2.7 million Floridians, or 14.9 percent, lived in poverty in 2009, a sharp rise over 2007's 12.1 percent. Among children below age 18, 852,000 lived in poverty in 2009, driving the child poverty rate to 21.3 percent from 17.1 percent in 2007. The Census…
Seventy-three percent of voters want Congress to keep the extended unemployment benefits put in place to fight the recession, according to a new poll commissioned by the National Employment Law Project, and they don't care about the deficit. With unemployment expected to hover above nine percent for the foreseeable future,…
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