Hudson Valley congressional hopeful Matt Alexander fired his first salvo against incumbent Rep. Nan Hayworth Monday, blasting the Republican for promoting a job fair in Fishkill while opposing President Barack Obama’s federal job creation agenda. Read More
They may not be able to count up to 99, but the children who picketed outside Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Midtown office today were chanting “We are the 99 percent!” Approximately 300 protesters–-a good hundred of whom were between 5 and 10 years old–delivered the governor pro-”Millionaire’s Tax” petitions with several thousand signatures from New Yorkers attending Occupy Wall Street. Read More
Civil rights veterans led by Rev. Al Sharpton, Harlem congressman Charles Rangel, and the NAACP announced a new campaign against new voter fraud laws that could prevent five million Americans from casting their ballots next year.
Stand For Freedom, the new coalition, will hold a national day of action Dec. 10 – also United Nations Human Rights Day – to protest the laws. In New York alone, they hope to gather 10,000 people outside the offices of the Koch brothers, octogenarian billionaires and major donors to conservative activist groups. Read More
Senator Charles Schumer called Monday for the renewal of a federal tax credit set to expire Dec. 31st that can save New Yorkers as much as $1000 a year.
Nr. Schumer wrote a part of President Obama’s 2009 stimulus package that increased a break for mass transit commuters from $120 to $230 a month, the Read More
Alarming new census figures released today show that 49.1 million Americans – that’s 16 percent of us – are in poverty, a good three million more than the government thought in September.
You can thank Mike Bloomberg for that.
Those sobering statistics were put together using a new method called the Supplemental Federal Poverty Measure, which takes a lead from a similar report the city’s Center for Economic Opportunity put out in 2008. Read More