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Trump extends social distancing guidelines through April 30. The coronavirus is taking its toll on nonprofits; and scammers have already set their sights on your COVID-19 relief check.

2020Talks - March 30, 2020 


Campaigning from Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders has been virtual, and largely about the novel coronavirus. Sanders also spoke out about the Trump administration's Interior Department order to disestablish the Mashpee Wampanoag's reservation in Southern Massachusetts.

Public News Service - NY: Immigrant

Young black and Hispanic children are missed by the census at twice the rate of white children. (Monkey Business/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- Children under five are the largest age group to be missed in the U.S. Census, so children's advocates are making concerted efforts to increase participation this year. The census is supposed to count every person of any age living in the United States. The data not only determines con

Workers say loopholes in New York labor laws undermine recent minimum-wage increases. (Photo: Zishun Ning)

NEW YORK -- We need the SWEAT Bill now. That's the message workers delivered to Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday. The SWEAT bill would expand the existing mechanics' lien law that helps contractors secure payment from building owners to allow hourly workers to collect when employers refuse to pay. Sara

The Respect and Dignity for All platform includes 17 policy priorities for immigrants and working-class people of color in New York. (Dubo/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- Hundreds of immigrants and people of color are in Albany today calling on legislators to act on a list of priorities they call the Respect and Dignity for All platform. They traveled from New York City, Long Island and Westchester for a morning rally and day of lobbying in the state ca

Workers rallying at Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Manhattan office say some employers still get away with wage theft. (NMAS)

NEW YORK - Workers are rallying outside Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office Monday to say they still are being ripped off by employers who steal their wages, and Cuomo can stop it with the stroke of a pen. A bill that could aid workers who are the victims of wage theft passed both the state Assembly and Se

The Green Light New York law will improve public safety and generate $57 million in annual revenue. (Africa Studio/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK — Immigration advocates are celebrating this week as New York restored the right of all state residents to obtain a driver's license, including undocumented immigrants. In the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attack, then-Gov. George Pataki issued an executive order requiring all driv

DACA allows immigrants brought to the United States as children to work and attend school without fear of deportation. (pressmaster/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK – Tomorrow, undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children will be joined by community leaders and allies as they begin a 230 mile "Home is Here" march to Washington D.C. The march is being timed to arrive in the nation's capital on the day the Supreme Court hea

Three separate court rulings last week blocked federal efforts to step up immigrant detentions and deportations. (JP Photography/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK – Unionized workers in New York are praising three recent court rulings that uphold the rights of immigrants. In three separate rulings last Friday, federal judges blocked the Trump administration's attempt to detain immigrant children indefinitely and issued a preliminary injunction

Advocates say to get an accurate count, census outreach efforts need to begin by January. (U.S. Census Bureau)

NEW YORK – Now is the time to begin distributing funds for promoting participation in the 2020 census: That's the message immigrants' advocates want Gov. Andrew Cuomo to hear. The Trump administration's drive to include a citizenship question on the census created fear that immigrants who par

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