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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

YDAtl Podcast #6: Working Families - Documented or Otherwise
Today's episode brings you to the Georgia Capitol Building for the March 28th Working Families Day. A number of progressive groups, working families, Young Democrats, and a boatload of union members congregated on the Capitol steps for a rally in support of the issues that real Georgia families care about -- and often got shafted on by the Georgia General Assembly. Jobs are leaving Georgia like a hurricane hit us, school teachers are paying for supplies out of pocket, and people can barely afford to heat their homes. We hear from a number of average, everyday Georgians who tell us about how they struggle to make ends meet.

We also get a check-in by phone from President Emily Schunior and her fellow Young Dems who were marching for Fair Immigration Reform yesterday as part of the nationwide demonstrations. Hooray, VOIP!

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posted by Aerodad at 4/11/2006 10:06:00 AM


Anonymous Erin said...

Frankly, a lot of the anti-immigration talk borders on xenophobia. An economic geopolitical analyst at our firm did a huge piece on immigration (and a conservative, no less). His findings? Immigration helps, not hurts, the economy overall. The US has less population density than the EU and the UK; we CAN accomodate more people. The country isn't going to explode.
This whole country was built by immigrants. Every one of us is here because one of our ancestors had the balls to give up their homeland and travel to a new country in search of a better life. It's so disgusting to hear people complain not about the fact that their 'tax dollars' are going to fund a bogus war we won't win, but to give a hispanic kid (who might never otherwise of had the chance) an education. Humanitarianism isn't some sort of dollar-cost averaging strategy. People are worth more than money. (And selfishly speaking as an ex-Floridian, those Cubans make some damn good food.)

4/13/2006 08:26:00 PM  
Anonymous i'm retarded said...

Whoops I meant to put that on Emily's!

4/13/2006 08:36:00 PM  

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