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1. Giving Tuesday is November 29!

(Web Page; Tue Nov 22 14:38:00 CST 2016)

Looking for ways to take ACTION? On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, come together with other people, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world for one common purpose: to support ...

Description: On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, come together with other people, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world for one common purpose: to support organizations that DO GOOD.

2. Working for Workers: Hanna S. Cohn Equal Justice Fellow takes on wage theft, bolsters workers' rights

(Web Page; Fri Mar 25 15:02:00 CDT 2016)

Empire Justice Center is excited to welcome the 2015-17 Hanna S. Cohn Equal Justice Fellow Elizabeth Koo to the Workers’ Rights Project. Elizabeth, a community organizer-turned-community lawyer, credits the unjustifiable experi...

Description: In addition to representing low-income individuals in wage theft and discrimination cases and providing know-your-rights workshops and community legal education trainings throughout the Rochester community, Koo will be advocating on a statewide level. Namely, she will be building coalition strength around the Securing Wages Earned Against Theft (SWEAT) bill, which will provide essential tools to victims of wage theft and help workers collect on court-awarded judgments for stolen wages.

3. Working for Justice: Beginning with Inspiration

(Web Page; Mon Jul 31 10:53:00 CDT 2017)

Written by Emily Miron, Policy InternIn the beginning of the summer, my mother gave me a beautifully framed poem about justice and finding one’s passion by author and artist, Mary Ann Radmacher. The opening stanzas pose important ...

Description: Emily Miron, Empire Justice Center Policy Intern, talks about what inspires her to work for justice and SWEAT- one of the issues she worked on during the 2017 Legislative Session.

4. Long Island Immigrant Children's Project: Much Accomplished, More to Do!

(Web Page; Thu May 28 15:03:00 CDT 2015)

Advocates from Empire Justice Center’s Long Island office recently met with a wide range of local advocacy and social services organizations under the leadership of the Long Island Health and Welfare Council and the Hagedorn Founda...

Description: Advocates from Empire Justice Center’s Long Island office recently met with a wide range of local advocacy and social services organizations under the leadership of the Long Island Health and Welfare Council and the Hagedorn Foundation.

5. 60 Minutes Gets it Wrong

(Web Page; Tue Oct 08 11:38:00 CDT 2013)

CBS aired a 60 Minutes story on October 6, 2013, featuring Senator Tom Coburn (R - OK), who claims that the Social Security disability system is being “gamed,” and is in need of an overhaul. The truth is that close to 12 mil...

Description: CBS aired a 60 Minutes story on October 6, 2013, featuring Senator Tom Coburn (R - OK), who claims that the Social Security disability system is being “gamed,” and is in need of an overhaul.

6. The need for more sunlight on the mortgage lending marketplace

(Web Page; Mon Aug 27 08:40:00 CDT 2012)

Why do borrowers and communities of color get FHA and other government-backed mortgage loans disproportionately more often than white borrowers and communities? This is the question I’ve been hearing and grappling with since the ...

Description: Researcher, Barb vanKerkhove talks about why she thinks it’s important to understand bank’s mortgage lending and how it’s impacting communities.

7. This American Life and NPR Unfair and Inaccurate in Portrayal of Social Security Disability Recipients and Programs

(Web Page; Mon Apr 01 11:58:00 CDT 2013)

National Public Radio (NPR) recently joined the chorus of media mis-portrayals of our country’s Social Security disability programs. In a one hour segment broadcast on This American Life and rebroadcast in shorter segments on All T...

Description: National Public Radio (NPR) recently joined the chorus of media mis-portrayals of our country’s Social Security disability programs. In a one hour segment broadcast on This American Life and rebroadcast in shorter segments on All Things Considered, reporter Chana Joffe-Walt paints a misleading and inaccurate picture of these critical programs.