Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Ask Your Senators to Cosponsor the "Not My Boss' Business" Act

From our friends at NARAL

Pro-choice advocates in Congress have introduced the "Not My Boss' Business" Act.

If passed, this bill would ban bosses from picking and choosing which guaranteed benefits their employees receive.

Your support is needed to help move this important bill forward.

Call your Senators and ask them to Support the "Not My Boss' Business" Act today. 

A vote is expected this week!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Film and Discussion on the Immigration Crisis Tomorrow at 7PM

From our friends at the Philadelphia International Action Center

The Philadelphia International Action Center invites you to a forum on Tuesday, July 15 at 7:00PM at Calvary Church, 48th & Baltimore on the growing crisis of thousands of immigrant children seeking refuge in the U.S.

The program will feature Colombian community activist Maria Serna and the documentary film "Harvest of Empire" that takes an unflinching look at the direct role that U.S. economic and military intervention in Latin America played in triggering this unprecedented wave of immigration.

For more information call 215-724-1618 or email phillyIAC@gmail.com.

Watch the trailer here.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

CMS Hosting FREE Health Insurance Marketplace Workshop August 14

The Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment period for 2015 begins November 15, 2014. This one-day event is intended for CMS partners and Stakeholders who help consumers through the Marketplace process and provide basic awareness and education about the Marketplace.

What will be presented this year:
  • An Overview of the Health Insurance Marketplace
  • Information on Health Insurance Literacy
  • Current Topics
  • Best Practices and Lessons Learned
Online and fax registration is available here. There will be no charge to you for the training.

NOTE: Registration requests will be considered on a first come, first served basis until the meeting reaches capacity. The number of attendees from the same organization may be limited.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Webinar Tomorrow- Role that SNAP Employment and Training (SNAP E&T) Can Play in a State's Workforce Development System.

From our friends at the National Skills Coalition

Tomorrow, beginning at 1:00PM, the National Skills Coalition will host a webinar on the role of SNAP and employment training.

SNAP E&T can help low-income individuals access education and training, as well as critical supportive services that are often otherwise unavailable. On this webinar you'll learn from NSC and other experts how state and local communities can capitalize on this largely untapped resource and take advantage of new opportunities, like recently authorized pilot grants. You'll learn about what is allowed under SNAP E&T and how the program interacts with the larger SNAP nutrition program.

NSC and its partners are developing a comprehensive to help states better understand and implement successful SNAP Employment and Training (SNAP E&T) programs.

Panelists will include: 
  • Rachel Gragg, National Skills Coalition 
  • Ed Bolen, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities 
  • Rick Krauss, Consultant, formerly with the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges Laura Rowley, Seattle Jobs Initiative 
  • Dr. David Stout, State of South Carolina 
Register Here.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Thank Your Senators for Passing WIOA, and Ask House to Follow Suit

From our friends at the National Skills Coalition

Last week marked a landmark moment for the workforce field with the U.S Senate passing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 after 11 years.

Please consider taking a moment to thank your Senators for taking an important step to modernize our nation's workforce system and ensure that all U.S. workers and businesses have access to the skills they need to succeed in today's economy.

Once you've thanked your Senators, please contact your Representative and ask for quick action to bring the legislation up for a vote when the House reconvenes after the Fourth of July recess.