Saturday, January 19, 2019
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
United Way of Washtenaw County provides $3,000 in grant funding to Eastern Michigan University's Family Empowerment Program.
Editor & Publisher Jeff Brown.
According to a press release from UWWC, in response to home fires that left families homeless at Hamilton Crossing, United Way of Washtenaw County awarded Eastern Michigan University a $3,000 grant to subsidize the cost of renter’s insurance for Hamilton Crossing residents. This grant will provide renter’s insurance to families to protect their personal property in the event of a fire, theft or natural disaster.
“United Way providing the grant will allow several families to have options in the event that something happens causing them to be displaced,” says Marquan Jackson, Director of the Ypsilanti Housing Commission and United Way Board Member.
According to United Way of Washtenaw County, The Family Empowerment Program (FEP) is the largest service providing organization for Ypsilanti Housing Commission (YHC) families. The FEP fosters self-sufficiency for YHC residents by both serving as an access point for key community resources and providing a fixed rent cost not to exceed 30% of their income. A fixed rent in a safe community with on-site social services allows residents to experience upward mobility.
“In Washtenaw County, the Red Cross responds to more home fires than any other type of disaster. This data is constant year to year,” stated Bridget Healy, Director of Community Impact. “This responsive grant to the FEP ensures families are not homeless after house fires and are protected in the event of an emergency.” As state in the media release.
According to United Way, "Reducing the rate of homeless individuals and families is one of our goals and it is being achieved with our strategies of supporting the prevention of housing and homelessness. The best way to fight homelessness in our community is to prevent people from becoming homeless in the first place."
ABOUT UNITED WAY OF WASHTENAW COUNTY
As part of our 98-year history, United Way of Washtenaw County brings people, organizations, and resources together to create a thriving community for everyone. We focus on Health, Education and Financial Stability, the building blocks for a good quality of life, to strengthen the community and create opportunities for individuals and families. Our Volunteer Center provides an easy online way for people to connect with nonprofits and our 2-1-1 helpline more than 8,000 people annually to critically needed services. To learn more, donate, or volunteer, visit .
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Monday, January 7, 2019
By Editor & Publisher Jeff Brown.
In a press release issued by the NTEU (National Treasury Employees Union) Monday evening January 7, the National Treasury Employees Union has stated that they filed a lawsuit Monday, January 7, alleging that the administration has violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by making it a requirement that federal employees work without being paid during the government shutdown.
According to the press release from NTEU, the complaint has been filed in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims on behalf of a Customs and Border Protection Officer named Albert Vieria who is stationed at the southern border. According to NTEU, Vieria is one of the thousands of federal workers required to work without pay.
According to NTEU National President Tony Reardon, "It is unconscionable that many employees are having to work-and in some cases overtime-with no pay whatsoever."
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The National Federation of Federal Employees to hold rally with Labor to End the Shutdown On Thursday Jan 10 at White House.
By Editor & Publisher Jeff Brown.
The National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) is co-chairing and organizing a federal employee workers rally that will take place on Thursday, January 10 at the White House. The rally will protest the government shutdown that has furloughed hundreds of thousands of financially suffering federal employees and has forced thousands more federal workers, also hurting financially, to work without pay. This according to a January 7 press release from the NFFE.
According to the NFFE, the demonstration will start at noon at the AFL-CIO headquarters at 815 16th Street NW Washington D.C. There will be a march to the White House following keynote speakers.
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Wednesday, January 2, 2019
There's no doubt in my mind that part of the reason Hillary lost was because she was judged much more harshly than her male counterparts. There's no doubt in my mind that the same double standard exists with Warren.
Having said that, what we need to have learned from Hillary's loss, is the same thing we should have learned from Kerry's loss, from Gore's loss, from Dukakis and Mondale's loss, and all of our other Democratic heroes, going back to Adlai Stevenson, and that is:
IT'S MORE THAN THE MESSAGE FOLKS! THE MESSENGER MUST BE CHARISMATIC AND COMPELLING AS WELL!
I love everything about Elizabeth Warren's message; the way she dealt with the whole DNA thing however, makes me feel like Trump would have her for lunch!
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Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Contributed to Purple Walrus Press by Melissa Mays of Flint.
2018 was tough. We in Flint fought, we loved; we won, we lost; we laughed, we cried; most importantly we learned & we stood strong. May 2019 bring you all a new chapter, fresh starts and more of the same good stuff!! 😁 Happy New Year!!
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