Marcela Cervantes, who was three years old when she came to Colorado, says about her family, “We came to Colorado from Leon, Guanajuato in Mexico. My grandmother brought us to the United States for a better life, so my mom could find better work and provide for us since she was a single mother with two kids and another on the way.”
Rebecca Walker is celebrating her brand new bundle of joy but she believes her son is the reason she lost her job as a cardiac tech at Denver Health.
On Tuesday, Judge Christopher Brasher of the Fulton County Superior Court denied a petition from civil rights advocates to force Georgia’s Secretary of State to process an estimated 40,000 voter registrationsthat have gone missing from the public database.
Denver resident Mary Brandell, 93, is part of a wave of Colorado seniors that has health officials busily preparing the state’s care system to meet them. Brandell is healthy and she proudly notes that she’s still driving.
A national movement to end employment discrimination against the formerly incarcerated is underway in Albany.
Every week, men and women who have served time in prison and paid their debt to society apply for jobs. Many of them, regardless of the need for their skills, are immediately at a disadvantage against other job seekers. And a simple box that asks applicants about his or her conviction history is to blame.
While Colorado’s senior population surges and many may need help, the cadre of workers who can help retirees age in their homes probably won’t keep up.
Earlier this week tech giants Apple and Facebook announced offering to pay female employees to freeze their eggs. They say it’s a way to help professional women pursue high-level careers without sacrificing their future families.
Poverty is a women’s issue. Nearly six in 10 poor adults are women, and more than half of all poor children live in families headed by women. Poverty rates are especially high for single mothers, women of color and elderly women living alone.
Too many women are more likely to know where the fireworks are held in July than how or when to cast a vote in November. And our democracy depends far more on this latter information.