Economic Inequality

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For 12 straight years, West End United Methodist Church has helped to sponsor and build a Habitat for Humanity home, and that time of year is here again. The church’s fundraising effort for the worthy cause in underway. The goal is to raise $30,000 to cover half of the cost to construct a home for a deserving family in need of affordable housing. The church also recruits volunteers to help with building. Which means YOUR help is needed.

The National Partnership for Women and Families is fighting to ensure that US workers who put in overtime hours on the job get paid for them. The group, in the midst of a nationwide effort called “Women and Overtime Week of Action.” Partnership President Debra Ness explains the importance of the action: Right now, only hourly […]

Get busy: Tell lawmakers to strengthen accountability and provide support for closing the educational opportunity gap for underserved students. A reworked No Child Left Behind without these provisions absolutely abandons the nation’s poorest and neediest children and increases rather than narrows the unconscionable chasm between haves and have nots.

Things are pretty quiet on Friday — go out and support local musicians! — but plenty is happening on the Music City prog front Saturday and Sunday. And don’t forget: If you want to vote early for the 2015 Metro Nashville election, you’ve got until Saturday. On to the weekend’s events…

There will be a lot of diverse, thoughtful activity in Music City on Thursday. Most television is garbage: Get out of the house, expand your mind, interface with likeminded souls, and help change the world.

The TN Progressive League shares Sen. Cory Booker’s commitment to present schooling from the Left on a host of important issues. Get to know this group; we red-state progs need to unite!

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