Miami-Dade Elected Leaders Will Be Tested This November. But Will They Listen to the Wishes of the Voters?

Thomas Kennedy

August 30, 2016 at 11:13 am

Photo credits to Damian Gadal.  Originally published on the Huffington Post.  Miami Dade County has for too long been a place where money means political influence and this can be seen in the daily lives of people who make up this vibrant community. Developers have pushed out working class people as traditional Miami neighborhoods gentrify and […]

Domestic Workers Help Our Families Thrive, Let’s Help Them Thrive Too

Thomas Kennedy

July 6, 2016 at 12:37 pm

Originally published on the Huffington Post.  The United States claims to be a nation founded on family values with working families often cited as the engine that moves us forward. In an increasingly competitive labor force in which time is a luxury, families often depend on domestic workers to take care of their children and […]

Families Shouldn’t Have To Choose Between Child Care And Enough Food To Eat

Thomas Kennedy

June 22, 2016 at 11:03 am

Originally published on the Huffington Post.  Paola Calvo had to choose between taking care of her 10-month old child and going hungry. She went hungry. She and her partner were giddy with excitement about the birth of their first child Sebastian, but they hadn’t anticipated he’d be born with a cleft palate, a condition in […]

The New Right-Wing War on Food Stamps

Guest Blogger

March 30, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Written by Center for Community Change Writing Fellow Stephanie Land. Originally published in Alternet. This story was supported by the journalism nonprofit the Economic Hardship Reporting Project. My daughter’s eyes still show the effects of all the years we went hungry. When she can’t finish a meal, she looks at me fearfully, worried I’ll get […]

Justice March at Capitol Hill #JWJ16

Community Change Action

February 12, 2016 at 3:58 pm

Today, Center for Community Change writing fellow Fred McKissack is at the Jobs With Justice National Conference capturing the action from the justice march on Capitol Hill. Following along with all of the action below. For a chronological order of events, read from the bottom up.

Why are we still waiting? Ban the Box Actions in 17 cities

Jamilah Sabur

September 8, 2015 at 11:31 am

Community can be many things, but in its most intimate, immediate sense, community is about people sharing common interests, pursuing a common goal, and coming together to ensure that their humanity is recognized and celebrated. Today, a community of individuals united by the experience of incarceration – of themselves or a loved one – will […]

The GOP Translator

Community Change Action

August 5, 2015 at 4:50 pm

The media’s been all over Donald Trump lately for saying every crazy thing that pops into his head—that immigrants are rapists and thieves, that laziness is a trait of the blacks, that President Obama’s birth certificate is fake—and he never misses an opportunity to remind anyone who will listen about his most important traits—namely that he’s “really rich” […]

#BantheBox Nationwide

Jamilah Sabur

June 10, 2015 at 2:03 pm

Today is the National Digital Day of Action to #BantheBox where advocates across the country are urging President Obama to issue an executive order to end the government sanctioned discrimination of people with criminal histories. Ban the Box is the name given to the movement to remove the question about criminal history from applications. This […]

Aspen Forum on Ending Mass Incarceration in America

Olivia Chow

May 21, 2015 at 3:33 pm

On Thursday, May 21st we joined the Aspen Forum for Community Solutions and other leading experts for a critical conversation on the history and impact of mass incarceration and the strategies to end it. We are at a pivotal moment. Supporters of mass incarceration have argued that locking people away is needed to fight crime, […]

Putting Families First: Good Jobs for All on Storify

Olivia Chow

April 29, 2015 at 8:45 am

American families are struggling to make ends meet.  What we sometimes call poverty or inequality – and what people at the kitchen table call “not being able to provide for my family” – is rooted in our failure as a nation to provide good jobs for all. While investors extract a growing share of wealth […]

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