Contributed by Deb Kline. The impacts of the coronavirus on individuals and businesses have exposed gaping holes in the social safety net. As Congress and the administration now rush to find solutions to supporting those who are suddenly out of work or working under extremely reduced hours, who are without insurance coverage or paid sick leave, suddenly the more progressive platforms are looking like plausible ways to keep the country ...
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/ Health and Wellness
 Contributed by Amara Willey. Coming to a mailbox near you at the same time as the coronavirus (COVID-19) hits our shores, the 2020 Census has a huge impact on Federal workings for the next ten years. Determining how many Congressional representatives each state gets and how funding is allocated, the accuracy of the census numbers is vital to our democracy. According to the Census form letter itself, results will be ...
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/ Census, Cybercrime
Contributed by Olga Vanucci. It’s Women’s History Month, and here’s to a long line of women who persisted to ensure that more than half the population of the U.S. has the right to vote. Follow the timeline of their efforts.  1787: The U.S. Constitutional Convention places voting qualifications in the hands of the states. Women in all states except New Jersey lose the right to vote. 1807: Women in New ...
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/ Fact-checking
Food Pantries – The non-profits supporting those in need are in need themselves as the number of people accessing their operations continues to increase. This link is a one stop shop to all the local food pantries in Hunterdon, Bucks and beyond https://www.foodpantries.org/ci/nj-lambertville. Monetary donations allow them to stock what is most needed and eliminates the need for you to shop and deliver.  Meals on Wheels Volunteers Needed (Hunterdon) – ...
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NJ Department of Labor Benefits and the Coronavirus Information page for Employees – New Jersey residents are provided with some of the most comprehensive employee benefits in the nation. New Jersey requires earned sick leave, temporary disability benefits, paid family leave insurance, and unemployment benefits. In addition, the New Jersey Assembly this week passed several bills aimed to assist those impacted by COVID-19. One bill implements a temporary unemployment program ...
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Contributed by Amara Willey. Rising out of frustration over the impeachment process, Indivisible began a campaign, Project Payback, in February to oust the Republicans who are the staunchest supporters of Donald Trump. Indivisible has identified these senators as the biggest threats to our democracy. Payback means rallying supporters in every state to elect Democratic candidates. In order to gain a majority in the Senate, Democrats need to pick up four ...
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/ Call to Action, Candidates