Vendors are ready for a new relationship with City Hall. And de Blasio has already shown he is willing to sit down with regular folks and listen to their thoughts and ideas. I know that vendors are eager to share with the Mayor-elect their vision for the city.
It struck us, given the focus on immigration throughout most of this year, that our final reason for being thankful in 2012 should be our primary one in 2013.
Right now, the future for the Undoculife team is still quite uncertain.
America's immigration system is broken. Today, there are 11 million aliens who are working just as hard as my father worked and are an indispensible part of our economy. Yet all but a few cannot gain permanent residency.
While President Obama is responsible to all of us for his administration's policies, he cannot be responsible for the behavior of objectionists who would block any ideology and policy that he presents.
City and town dwellers have a major interest in the affairs of the communities that surround them. This is particularly the case of those who have become their permanent legal residents, even if they have not earned a national citizenship.
When Sandy hit last October, the Northeast shoreline seemed to freeze: people were stranded in flooded homes, businesses shuttered, downtown Manhattan...
One of the greatest victories of right-wing extremists has been to push immigration reform advocates to adopt right-wing talking points. As such the entire immigration reform debate is framed along the binary of good immigrant and bad immigrants.
After a half hour of trick or treating, my mom found us. She had a panicked look on her face. Our folks had not taken into account the fact that neighborhood kids would knock on our door, begging for treats.
Republicans have held the DREAM Act back, claiming that its enactment would encourage immigration and that beneficiaries would take jobs that would have otherwise gone to American-born workers. These claims are pure paranoia, with no basis in fact.
I strongly believe that we all need to invest in the mental health needs of all of our school systems by providing on-site services that are easily accessible to students. This will help normalize mental health outreach.
A news portal and supposed nonpartisan nonprofit provides space for a naked look into "the most important issues America must tackle in the next 30 years," and I'm the only one disappointed enough with Morgan's waste of space on basic talking points and repetitive drivel to put pen to paper?
"Freedom from want" for us means not only earning a fair wage for the hard and essential work we do, but being treated with the respect and dignity we have earned through the vital contribution we make to our society every day.
True immigration reform cannot be achieved if creating this road comes at the cost of giving up or undermining our most cherished civil rights.
The separation and destruction of families must stop. So today, alongside 200 other people, we will engage in civil disobedience and say to Congress: the time is now for immigration reform.
There is one critical gap in Obamacare. To build a healthy society and economy, lawmakers must allow everyone -- regardless of immigration status -- the opportunity to participate in the insurance exchanges.