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Minimum Wage Momentum!

Marisol Bello

June 3, 2014 at 10:13 am

Pictured here: People cheer the moment the minimum wage bill passes in the Seattle City Council. There have been a lot of minimum wage victories in the news lately. Yesterday, the Seattle City Council unanimously voted to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. Last week, Michigan’s governor signed into law a bill that […]

Tell your Representatives that you want immigration reform, now!

Alesia Lucas

March 18, 2013 at 12:00 am

Tomorrow is the final day of National Call-in week for immigration reform.  We need everyone to call their representatives and urge them to support immigration reform that keeps families together and creates a reasonable pathway to citizenship. We have the chance to fix our country’s broken immigration system which has torn apart so many people […]

A Student’s Voice in The Cost of Education

Guest Blogger

March 12, 2013 at 12:00 am

Guest Post By Leighton Watson, Sophomore at Howard University The quest for higher education can be a huge investment made by young adults and their families. Due to the recession, high unemployment rates and high student loan payments, it seems like everyone wants to jump in on the debate on revamping the higher education model […]

A Bus Tour, Full of Stories and Strength

Emily Gelbaum

March 5, 2013 at 12:00 am

Last week, the National Keeping Families Together Bus Tour launched from Chicago, IL carrying families and individuals directly impacted by the current immigration system. The bus riders are calling on legislators and the American public to support just and humane immigration reform that provides a pathway to citizenship and keeps families together. These incredible events […]

The Immigrant Community Comes Together

Jingru Huang

March 4, 2013 at 12:00 am

Leaders of the Asian Pacific American community are supporting the Keeping Families Together mission. Comprehensive immigration reform is essential because families should never be separated. When mentioning the “undocumented immigrants”, people usually think of Latinos. 90% of Asian immigrants come to the United States through family-based immigration visas, so the biggest problem that Asian immigrants […]

Making Minimum Wage a Living Wage

Alesia Lucas

February 13, 2013 at 12:00 am

Overall, 77% of those who watched The State of the Union Address were pleased with what the President had to say.  It was a passionate plea and directive to the Congress and the American public. One of the most popular pieces on social media sites was the President’s remarks on increasing the federal minimum wage. […]

The Poverty Predicament

Alesia Lucas

January 23, 2013 at 12:00 am

The word ‘poor’ is treated like a four-letter word by politicians. But with the downturn of our economy and slow job market, the issue of poverty has become more serious but oddly more nonexistent on the policy pages of our politicians.  The issue with poverty is that there currently isn’t a clear solution that both […]

A Holiday Without Your Parents

Alesia Lucas

December 19, 2012 at 12:00 am

Many US children will spend this holiday season without a parent. Why? Because they have a parent who isn’t a US citizen and has been deported. From 2010-2012 about 23% of those deported were parents of US citizens. More than 200,000 parents were sent away in the last two years despite having no criminal history. […]

The Youth Unemployment Problem

Alesia Lucas

December 17, 2012 at 12:00 am

Community Change recently released a report highlighting the issue of youth unemployment and under-employment entitled, “Establishing a Foothold in the Labor Market for Young Workers Through Subsidized Jobs.” Although the majority of Americans were impacted negatively by the recession, young adults will continue to struggle beyond the recovery. The unemployment rate for young adults is […]

Make the Call: Veto ‘Right-to-Work’

Guest Blogger

December 11, 2012 at 12:00 am

I’ve watched our members and supporters fill the Capitol with singing, chanting, and people power. We need to put the pressure on Governor Snyder now to veto so-called ‘Right-to-Work’ bills. Like President Obama said in Michigan yesterday, these bills mean a right to work…for less money.  Don’t be fooled– the politicians who want to step […]

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