The Women's Economic Agenda Project (WEAP) is committed to attaining economic human rights for all people. In a land of abundance, there is no reason anyone's basic human needs should not be met. WEAP is diligently working to organize the poor, low-income workers, and unemployed into a movement to achieve a vision of a world without poverty and despair, a world that Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed of in his Poor People's Campaign of 1968.
The following story was reported by Frying Pan News as part of its California Exposé investigative series, and published in collaboration with The Huffington Post.
In a move to slash the retirement benefits of public employees in California, a group of mostly conservative policy advocates has been working behind the scenes on a possible 2014 ballot initiative. A copy of the still-secret draft initiative, which could dramatically impact the lives of hundreds of thousands of Californians and send a signal nationwide, has been obtained by Frying Pan News.
Poor and low-income and communities of color are already burdened by unjust tax laws and debt, flawed housing policies and general indifference from law-makers. And these are the folks being hardest hit as the government shutdown is heading into a third week!
Now, there is a possible solution as the Senate just reached a deal that would avoid the default, end the government shutdown and keep the Affordable Care Act in tact.