Melanie Collins, a small business owner and leader with the Maine Small Business Coalition, traveled to Washington, DC on October 19 to speak at a press conference outside the headquarters of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Her message was simple: “The U.S. Chamber of Commerce doesn’t speak for small business, and it doesn’t speak for me.” Continue reading “Does the U.S. Chamber of Commerce speak for small business? Maine small business owner says: “No!””
It is a basic American value: Hard work should earn you a paycheck that pays enough to survive. In this land of opportunity, an honest living should provide enough to make a living.
However, as we find in our upcoming Job Gap Study — which calculates the living wage in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington — that ideal is, all too often, a myth. Continue reading “The Myth of an Honest Living: When One Job Just Isn’t Enough”
After more than two and a half years of preparation, KBWE Radio Voz de Magic Valley, a project of Idaho Community Action Network, is near completion. KBWE—and the campaign to establish it—will provide a focal point for the growing role of Idaho’s Latino and new immigrant community in Idaho’s Magic Valley. Continue reading “ICAN’s “Radio Voz de Magic Valley” to Go Live Soon”
You don’t have to go to the theater to see a good drama. Microwave some popcorn, plant yourself on the couch, and tune into your favorite news station to see this classic American romance tale unfold. Continue reading “Medicaid Expansion: The American Romance”