$5 Million for Co-op Development in Madison

Ajowa Nzinga Ifateyo
Grass Roots Organizing
Madison’s Capitol Improvement Plan, is called “Co-operative Enterprises for Job Creation & Business Development.” This plan would authorize the city to spend $1 million each of five years starting in 2016 to fund “cooperative/worker-owned business formation for the purposes of job creation and general economic development in the city.”The Madison Common Council approved the initiative on Nov. 11, 2014. This allocation is the largest by a U.S. municipality.

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Voter Suppression - 2014

Dr. Julianne Malveaux, PhD, BC Editorial Board
The Black Commentator
Voter suppression is not new. We've seen grandfather clauses, poll taxes, and literacy tests as historical barriers to the vote. Now, we see a reduction in voter flexibility, with more ID requirements, fewer early voting days, and stricter rules about voter registration.