Programa de licencias de conducir para indocumentados en Connecticut ofrece enormes beneficios | Connecticut’s undocumented driver licensing program provides many benefits

Connecticut drive-only license
License image courtesy of Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles

Connecticut está disfrutando un éxito enorme con su programa de licencias para conducir para residentes indocumentados. Beneficia a residentes, la policía – que ya no pierden tiempo con las complejidades de procesar violaciones automovilísticos cuando el chofer no tiene licencia, las autoescuelas y también ha producido ingresos para el estado. Es un modelo ejemplar para otros estados. Ver el reporte (en inglés) de WGBH.

Connecticut is enjoying great success with its drive-only license program for undocumented immigrants. It benefits residents, police, state coffers and driving schools – and it’s a great model for other states to take note of. Read the WGBH article. read more

Wasps kill pest insects. Want a free wasp house for your garden?

A friend is giving away a wasp house. Wasps are good for gardens because they gobble up lots of insect pests. Edwin has one already and doesn’t need two – so he’s giving one away. If you want a wasp house you can pick this one up in north Jersey– or maybe get instructions for getting a new one made. Just reach out to me @kimiwei on Twitter or thekimiwei on Facebook and I’ll arrange the pickup.

Please bear in mind that wasps cannot be housed near beehives, because they kill bees too. read more

AOC stars in a movie about her 2018 election win

Netflix releases Knock Down the House

Netflix announces: “529 women ran for congress in 2018 — meet four of them in @knockdownmovie.” And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shares on Twitter: “Before my primary, three women & I agreed to film our journey of trying to run for office without big money. Now, #KnockDownTheHouse hits Netflix & select theaters next week, May 1st.”

Visit knockdownthehouse.com to find a screening or learn how to host one. Discussion materials available.

Get a Census Job – pay is good and jobs last until Sept 2020

Census hiring is ramping up

Thousands of people are being hired for Census work right now. Some special skill jobs pay $50-100K per year and jobs last through September 2020. If you’re a recent college grad, between jobs or just need extra income, check out the opportunities. Applicants can qualify for both field and office positions and some of the special skill jobs are work from home positions.

See pay rates for field and clerical jobs 2020census.gov/jobs/locations/national-map.html.
Learn about qualifications and general Census job opportunities.
Applying for Census work is simple. Visit 2020census/jobs or call 855-JOB-2020 and select option 3 for more information.
For New York and New Jersey opportunities: Send an email with your name, zip code, and phone number(s) to new.york.recruit@census.gov or call 212-584-3495. read more

Iddris Sandu – the 21 yo genius that left Big Tech & Uber to share knowledge with The People

Iddris Sandu
Iddris teaching design via Apple

21 year old Iddris Sandu was born to parents from Ghana. At age 10 he taught himself a bunch of programming languages and at age 18 was consulting for Snapchat. He’s sold algorithms to Instagram and Uber and Google was so impressed with Sandu, they created an internship position just for him was he was 13.

But Iddris found himself, “wanting to help impact kids that looked like me, and being able to provide information to the masses.” So, he said goodbye to Big Tech and now teaches tech and design, makes music and inspires us all. read more

AOC speaks to us from the future about the green movement that changed everything

AOC speaks to us from the future

.@AOC speaks to us from the future and tells about the movement she helped start that gave us back a future of hope, equity and a livable plant

Like the banner we designed for a Green New Deal Town Hall?

Like the banner we designed for a @sunrisemovement New Green Deal Town Hall? It's an honor to support grassroots organizations with our work #p2 @thewei

DNS servers hacked: netizens trying to reach certain sites are connected to phishing sites

EXCERPT: Stefan Tanase, principal security researcher at Ixia, told Ars that the DNS servers described in this article were taken down and that the attackers have replaced them with new DNS servers. Ixia analyzed the rogue DNS server and found it targets the following domains: GMail.comPayPal.comNetflix.comUber.comcaix.gov.britau.com.brbb.com.brbancobrasil.com.brsandander.com.brpagseguro.uol.com.brsandandernet.com.brcetelem.com.br, and possibly other sites. People trying to reach one of these domains from an infected router will be connected to a server that serves phishing pages over plain HTTP. read more

It’s time for anti-Jewish to be defined – and called out

The world holds Jews to impossible standards that it won’t impose on any other people. While genocide, slavery, migration to escape punitive governments and starvation; oppression of women and the murder of journalists takes place in countries around the world, little attention is focused on these atrocities. The media and civil society focus instead, on blaming either Israel or all Jews – for just about everything.

This represents Jew hatred and is unsurprising given: 1/ The media’s determination to skew public opinion against Israel 2/ The amount of money countries like Saudi Arabia spend on anti-Jewish propaganda 3/ The prolific dissemination of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and 4/ Lack of a definition for what anti-Jewish sentiment and behaviour looks like (read more on this in Honest Reporting’s article).
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The best chance for anti-people politicians is to discredit Bernie Sanders – and they’re trying.

Bernie talks to youth

Anti-people politicians think they can win the presidency by discrediting @BernieSanders – and they're trying #p2

Pases grátis a parques nacionales para estudiantes del 4º grado | Free passes for 4th graders to government parks

Aproveche la oportunidad para conseguir un pase gratuita a los parques nacionales - para estudiantes del 4º grado. | Get a free pass to national parks for your 4th grader and the whole family!

NJ State Senators act to end prison-based gerrymandering

Prison-based gerrymandering is destructive to the families of incarcerated individuals. The NJ State legislator is trying to end this practice #p2

PSE&G want to help furloughed workers and others in financial distress

PSE&G has help for furloughed workers and others in financial distress. Reach out if you're in their service area #p

Newark Mayor to Trump: Forget the wall, fix the water system

In open letter, Mayor Baraka calls on President Trump to fix nation’s failing water infrastructure rather than pursuing a manufactured border crisis #p2

Newark Mayor Baraka on the deaths of three preemie infants in University Hospital

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Speaking about the three preemie infants who recently passed away at University Hospital in Newark, Mayor Ras J. Baraka shared these comments:

“The deaths of three premature infants with an Acinetobacter bacteria and the infection of a fourth, all cared for at University Hospital, are stark reminders that an overhaul of the quality of care and the leadership of the hospital is urgently needed. The infants had a variety of other medical conditions, but the fact remains that they contracted the bacteria in the hospital’s neonatal ICU. The Newark Department of Health and Community Wellness will work collaboratively with the New Jersey State Department of Health to continue careful monitoring of the situation in that unit.

“In July, Governor Murphy acted swiftly and decisively in appointing a monitor for University Hospital. Today, more action is needed. The hospital is central to providing health care to Newark residents, and I have been very concerned about its quality of care, its leadership’s failure to live up to the Newark Agreement negotiated when the hospital was created, their insensitivity to the opinions of residents, their attempt to reduce the number of pediatric beds without consulting myself or the Governor, and the failing grade they received on their level of care from the Leapfrog Group.

“The time has come for the State of New Jersey and the Newark community to collaborate in setting a new direction for University Hospital:

The hospital needs to become more responsive to the people it serves and sensitive to their needs. This requires more community input with new leadership, including a new board with adequate representation of Newark residents and a new President/CEO with a history of sensitivity to community.
State and federal investment is needed to enable University Hospital to become the first-class teaching hospital that it was intended to be, including an overhauled emergency room, a world-class trauma center, and more outpatient clinics to meet the underserved medical needs of the people of Newark.

“In 1968, the state and federal governments negotiated a detailed pact with the people of Newark to create a top-notch medical facility with community involvement and oversight in perpetuity. On the 50th anniversary of the Newark Agreement, it’s time to keep the promise.”