A recent announcement that New Orleans residents will obtain 40 percent of jobs at a city construction project represents a major step forward for a campaign that combined patience and persistence to result in a win-win for residents and the city.
The campaign for a “First Source” ordinance began almost three years ago, when Malcolm Suber, then a consultant, organized a conference to consider how $5 billion in anticipated post-Katrina reconstruction funds would best support community development.
The NH House will vote March 31 on a proposed budget that slashes essential services, removes essential elements of the social safety net, and strips rights from public sector workers. This rally will call on the State Senate to scrap the House budget and start over.
The Alternative Jobs and Resources Fair is a one day event, where you can find information on resources available to youth and families in New Orleans. Thinking about a job with a social change group?, always dreamed of a non-traditional job?, haven’t decided what fields of work you want to explore?, or need information about training programs? Come hear speakers, watch performances designed to entertain and teach, visit the resource tables, attend a workshops on job skills, get information about work and job opportunities.
AFSC is participating in the One Nation Working Together mobilization on October 2 in Washington, DC.
AFSC has joined with a wide array of peace, immigrant rights, faith-based, labor, and social and economic justice organizations to co-sponsor this event. AFSC joins this effort to help uplift the aspirations for of multitudes in the United States whose voices need to be heard in the debate over the direction of our country.
If you want to be in touch with AFSC representatives who have been working on the mobilization effort you can contact them below.
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