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As far as 80s trends go, the resurgent popularity of Ronald Reagan and Tip O’Neill rivals that of skinny jeans and Members Only jackets. But were Reagan and O’Neill really as chummy as some people would have us believe?
The new grassroots organizing group People’s Relief and local residents have taken control of Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in several Coney Island public housing developments where government agencies’ performance has been inadequate or inconsistent, according to multiple resident association presidents, community members and People’s Relief volunteers. (People’s Relief works closely with Occupy Sandy and shares their resources, but is a separate, independent organization.)
Occupy Sandy was a “Godsend” for Coney Island public housing residents who were stranded without power, food or water after Hurricane Sandy, according to Deborah Franklin-Reed, the president of the residents association for the public housing development Coney Island houses. Franklin-Reed credited the People’s Relief, field volunteers working with Occupy Sandy, with helping pioneer distribution methods that the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is now planning to make available to other public housing developments in Coney Island. Continue Reading
At a time when the country is still reeling from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the storm has reaffirmed progressive principles that have been under attack in recent years. Sandy has, in fact, brought together a trifecta of progressive policy vindications: the dangers of climate silence, the importance of a strong and responsive federal government, and the necessity of collective bargaining rights for workers.
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Get information on the controversial Voter ID law in Pennsylvania, NOTE: Per the recent PA court decision, although you may be asked to show an ID, you are NOT REQUIRED to present an ID in order to vote. Learn more about the law at VotesPA.com