Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Friday, February 22, 2013
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013
39th Annual African American History Month events hosted by Connecticut Peoples World
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Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Before the hearing, supporters gathered to announce the Alliance to Make Work Pay, a coalition that will work to increase the minimum wage and ensure it is automatically adjusted to keep up with the cost of living.
Asia Avery, a 20-year-old student and restaurant worker said her minimum wage job makes it hard to meet tuition and car expenses.
“Raising the minimum wage will enable me to earn enough to fund my education, invest in my future, finish school and become a productive member of Connecticut’s workforce, giving back to our economy,” she explained.
The coalition includes businesses like Pixel and Light in Andover, whose owner Jay Kamins said: “as a business owner, it is important to me that our whole economy is doing well. When everyone has money to spend in the local economy, small businesses like mine do well.”
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Sunday, February 3, 2013
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Friday, February 1, 2013
They said, "We won’t stop fighting until we win a roadmap to citizenship for all 11 million of us."
Murphy replied that "we're closer than ever to getting this done, because of the political power represented in packed rooms like this all across the country." He also warned against half-measures that create "a subclass of semi-documented immigrants."
"Josemaria has never been in trouble with the law. For eight years, he held a steady job and supported his family. ICE still wants to depart him," said John Jairo Lugo of Unidad Latina en Accion. The case has attracted widespread support.
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