March 20, 2020
For those stuck at home and looking for distractions, here’s one: The 2020 census has arrived. For the first time this year, the once-a-decade survey can be completed online or by phone, in addition to via snail mail. But that doesn’t mean the federal government’s massive census operations can be insulated from the far-reaching impact of the novel coronavirus.
October 16, 2019
By Jennifer Jones Austin: On a wall in my office at the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA) hangs a photograph of protestors marching with placards bearing the now-famous declaration, “I Am a Man.” The iconic image comes from the Memphis sanitation workers’ strike in 1968, where the road to civil rights joined the path to economic equity. It was an intersection that our country had been careening towards for nearly 350 years. In many ways, neither of those destinations – equality or equity – has yet been reached. The harsh effects of the criminal justice system are a major reason why.
August 22, 2019
U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney joined a coalition of nonprofits at a Long Island City rally Wednesday to call on Congress to increase federal funding for programs like food stamps and Medicaid.
August 22, 2019
Rep. Carolyn Maloney and NYC Council Member Helen Rosenthal rallied with a coalition of nonprofits on Wednesday in Long Island City to call on Congress members to boost economic security for working families, expand affordable housing, and continue the fight against a Trump administration proposal for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).