Occupy (New Haven’s) Wall Street March & Rally, 12/06/11

                  Check out these local stories on the December 6th Rally: “Protesters march in New Haven against joblessness, violence (video),” New Haven Register “Unions, Occupiers march for jobs and safety,” New Haven Independent “Unions and Occupiers march on City Hall,” Yale Daily News

“Building an Inclusive Prosperity” (CCNE Report & Community Leaders Meeting)

“She’s Ready to Fight for a ‘Renaissance’” December 13, 2011 Thomas MacMillan, New Haven Independent: After she was burned the last time, Helen Martin-Dawson said she’s prepared to work to make sure new developments in town come with an enforceable promise of good jobs for her neighbors in the Hill.. Martin-Dawson (at right in photo) said […]

“Grassroots Agenda” Starts With Jobs

Hundreds of residents came together December 3rd at the City-Wide Community Leaders meeting to identify and find collective solutions to New Haven’s most pressing problems. In a packed school cafeteria, people from across New Haven held small group discussions framed by some common questions about what they thought the city’s priorities should in the coming […]

Senate passes SustiNet compromise bill

A compromise bill on the proposed SustiNet state-run insurance plan passed the Senate 22 to 14 Monday, clearing the way for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s signature. SustiNet supporters cheered and hugged in the hall outside the Senate chamber after the vote, despite warnings from Republicans that the bill did not resemble the universal health care […]

Connecticut Senate approves health care pooling bill

The Senate on Monday gave final legislative approval to a bill that allows municipalities and nonprofit agencies to sign up with the state of Connecticut for health insurance for their employees, retirees and dependents. The bill, which is supported by many advocates of a universal health care system, passed on a 22-14 vote. It requires […]

Church Street South Tenants Organize

Carbon monoxide from faulty furnaces drove Esther Martinez and Charleen Ortiz from their homes this winter. They have since returned home as leaders of a door-to-door organizing effort to give the 300 low-income families there a voice—and place to return to—when the Church Street South housing complex is rebuilt as a mixed-income development. The private […]

“We Are One” March & Rally

On March 30, 2011 thousands united to speak out against attempts to scapegoat working people for an economic crisis they did not create. Speakers offered alternative visions of economic recovery based on putting people back to work, and demanding more from those who have been bailed out and profited so greatly while the bottom 99% […]