AGING IN THE FIELDS: No Alternative But to Keep Working
 

AGING IN THE FIELDS: No Alternative But to Keep Working

Capital & Main/New America Media , News Feature, David Bacon, Posted: May 30, 2016

Like thousands of undocumented farmworkers, Anastasia Flores has aged faster than her 56 years. They pay Social Security, but can’t get its benefits in old age.

 

Life Interrupted: African American Seniors Surviving the Housing Crisis

 

Inland Valley News/New America Media , News Report, Sheri Stuart, Posted: May 28, 2016

Among African Americans and Latinos devastated by the Housing crisis, elders have had the hardest time recovering. Good programs are helping--but seniors must be cautious.

 

Buddha Comes to the Hospital: What’s the Sound of One Patient Meditating?

 

NPR’s Here & Now/New America Media , News Feature, Karen Michel, Posted: May 27, 2016

As aging baby boomers increasingly adopt Buddhism, there’s more need for Buddhist hospital chaplains to bring peacefulness to the suffering. But there’s a shortage of them in the U.S.

 

New Voting Laws Block Little Fraud--But Many Elders, Women, Minorities

 

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: May 25, 2016

Voter-ID laws in some states are blocking lower-income minority and naturalized citizens--along with many elders--from their right to vote.

 

Briefing Highlights Energy, Cost Saving Options for Low Income Californians

 

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: May 25, 2016

Choice and control are not the first things that come to mind when your energy bill arrives, but that is what local utilities are striving to provide low-income customers.

 

35 Calif. Counties Expand Health Care to Undocumented Residents

 

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: May 24, 2016

Starting this week, thousands of low-income residents in California’s rural areas, including undocumented children and adults, will be able to access health care.

 

Rejecting Guidelines on Transgender Students Puts All Students at Risk

 

South Kern Sol, Commentary, Dean Welliver, Posted: May 20, 2016

School board trustees in Kern County, CA are refusing to comply with federal guidelines allowing students to use restrooms that align with their preferred gender.

 

CA Sen. Lara Urges Undocumented Parents to Sign Kids Up For Health Care

 

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: May 13, 2016

Undocumented parents should set their fears aside and enroll their children in the Health For All Kids program set to launch May 16, urges Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens.

 

As Park Funding Runs Out, Residents Reimagine Their Parks

 

Long Beach VoiceWaves, News Report, Rudy Cardoso-Peraza, Posted: May 13, 2016

Parks throughout Los Angeles County have relied on local, voter-approved funding for over 20 years, but those green spaces are currently in a financial rut.

 

State by State, Communities Push Back Against Voter Restrictions

 

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: May 13, 2016

During a national telebriefing for ethnic media, voting rights advocates highlighted the work being done to secure the right to vote amid new restrictions in many states.

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