AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Finland will give both parents paid family leave to be given together or separately for 6 mos. +, independent of family structure. The money is available to give kids a head start in life. We talk about restricted family leave in USA, while other Countries care about gender equality and happiness . They’re creating a safe environment for kids & people.

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/06/world/europe/finland-parental-leave-equality.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Education is a measurement of our Country’s ability to change & share resources for everyone’s benefit, poor & wealthy alike. Illinois has a great method of displaying distribution & allocation of funds. On the ground, in most States, there should be a recognition that poorer communities need more resources & better staff. Report allocation of funds & begin programs to educate all kids equally

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/29/opinion/school-district-funding-data.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Roux Institute the new R&D center Planned for Portland Maine was a Provate donation to Northeastern University. Bringing Hi Tech , AI , studied & certificates to a less urbanized area. Great Idea! Moral Money, Impact Investing

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/27/business/economy/portland-maine-economy.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce The Can do experience is alive & well in Bellingham Washington. The folks are going to retrofit old buildings with electric heating or hydro pumps. No new Constr will have gas. The future is here and in many cities. NYC will also retrofit old systems. It’s a beginning.

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/05/us/bellingham-natural-gas-ban.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Redlining , high rents, migration out of the original Black Communities led to high poverty rates in the Black LA Population. More social services , transportation & lower rents , healthcare, counseling services and education can solve our Racial divide & poverty. The money exists. Where’s Moral Investment where it counts?Building community is a step forward.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/12/22/us/los-angeles-homeless-black-residents.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Have Murray Industry former employees received back pay & their Pensions? Before & while going into Bankruptcy, Murray, a close friend & supporter of President Trump, paid himself & hissuccessors in excess of $30 million, Millions went to Climate denier organizations & to support deregulation of toxic products

http://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/17/climate/murray-energy-climate-denial-coal.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce At least 10% of all workers have more than one job to earn a living. 28% of the work force may hold multiple jobs. Having 1 job is preferable, if an individual is well paid. However, in our current State of Inequality, having one job is not sufficient earnings. A new metric will help define our Labor force. However, Income Inequality is not sustainable for Americans. The USA is the most unequal of similar Nations.

http://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/18/upshot/multiple-jobs-united-states.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce FT MoralMoney Bloomberg, Al Gore & Harrison Ford, go to Madrid and berate BlackRock and others for not divesting only Fossil Fuels, giving them alternatives to save all people from destruction while concentrating on a better life through ESG’s

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AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Why isn’t local government & city officials complicit in harming their Citizens lives, liable for damages to Communities? It happened in Flint. It’s happening in New Orleans, Gordon Park. We’re not disposable! Where is Justice? The Law? Restitution? Enforcement? Why are State & Local governments above the Law & accountability?

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/dec/11/gordon-plaza-louisiana-toxic-landfill-site

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce 4000 Truckers to lose jobs and benefits as Corporation goes bankrupt! No social safety net . It would be great , if Philanthropy stepped forward to help. They have no social safety net They’re entrepreneurs. In the Christmas spirit someone step forward & help. Automation isn’t the answer.

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/dec/10/celadon-bankruptcy-truckers-stranded