We must stand up for our seniors and veterans -- in New York and across the country -- and urge our lawmakers to reject any cuts to the benefits on which they rely, including raising the retirement age or slashing cost of living adjustments.
Wwhile much of the pain may not be immediate, the sequester will soon take a horrible toll on all of us. To me it's just another reminder that the rich get richer while the rest of us just get screwed.
Any way you look at it, an increase in the minimum wage is overdue, and needs to be enacted immediately. If it can't be approved on the federal or state levels, those of us here in New York City must find a way to increase it locally.
While many low-wage workers across the city come from different jobs, the story is the same: Hard-workers deserve more in this economy. The 99 percent need a raise, which will help create jobs and grow the economy.
What makes Romney's most recent flip-flop so significant is that it shows us exactly how a Romney administration would handle a disaster situation in the United States -- haphazardly and from the sidelines.
Normally, folks in the organizing and grassroots activist community tend to work in their own little silos, fighting their individual fights. Sure, they sometimes join forces -- not often enough on this scale.