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Uber Drivers Join Nationwide Fight for $15 and an End to Poverty

Uber Drivers Join Nationwide Fight for $15 and an End to Poverty

CHICAGO (AP) – Workers around the country went on strike at airports, shut down intersections outside fast-food joints, protested in Manhattan’s Financial District and went to jail Tuesday as part of a nationwide action for higher minimum wages. Over the course of the day, protests spread from Boston to Los Angeles, where fast-food, retail and […]

Marguerite Casey Foundation Marks 15 Years of Supporting Families

Embed anniversary video <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”http://www.equalvoiceforfamilies.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/MCF_15! rev-desktop.mp4″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> Throughout this year, Marguerite Casey Foundation has been celebrating 15 years of grantmaking, working with grassroots organizations and supporting families leading the way in fighting poverty. Oct. 17, 2001 marks a special date in its history: It is when Marguerite Casey Foundation formally began in […]

Renters Call for A Day of Action: A Q&A With Shamita Granberry

Renters Call for A Day of Action: A Q&A With Shamita Granberry

Thousands of renters and affordable housing advocates participated in rallies, marches and events on Sept. 22 to mark the National Renters’ Day of Action in more than 45 cities in about 20 states. Their goals: To draw more attention to evictions, housing costs, gentrification, displacement, communities, family safety and the need for policy solutions that […]

Chicago Renters Back ‘ROOTS’ as Solution to Affordable Housing

Chicago Renters Back ‘ROOTS’ as Solution to Affordable Housing

CHICAGO – In Roxanne Smith’s kitchen, a framed excerpt from Barack Obama’s 2008 Grant Park presidential victory speech hangs for all to see. “America, we have come so far,” it reads. “But there is so much more to do.” Smith, 60, has come a long way herself in recent years. In 2013, she faced potential homelessness […]

Don’t Believe the Hype: Poverty Drop Signals Need for Real Progress

Don’t Believe the Hype: Poverty Drop Signals Need for Real Progress

The nation’s poverty rate dropped below 14 percent last year, a modest decline to 13.5 percent from 14.8 percent in 2014 that signaled the need for new ideas and structural changes to reducing poverty rather than any major breakthrough. This year the U.S. Census Bureau’s annual report, released Tuesday, was full of good news, at […]

U.S. Government to End Use of Some Private Prisons

U.S. Government to End Use of Some Private Prisons

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration announced Thursday it will phase out its use of some private prisons, affecting thousands of federal inmates and immediately sending shares of the two publicly traded prison operators plunging. In a memo to the Bureau of Prisons, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates told it to start reducing “and ultimately […]

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