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Jamie Way | January 6, 2017

In 2014, two gun-rights organizations, Florida Carry and the Second Amendment Foundation, sued the city of Tallahassee and various of its officials over a pair of laws, passed in 1957 and 1988, that prohibit residents from discharging firearms in public parks. Those local regulations retroactively violated a Florida state law, passed in 2011, preempting local governments from passing any ordinances that regulate guns. Click her to read the rest of this article.

Jamie Way | January 4, 2017

After making it to the top, Barack Obama is looking down. In October, the outgoing president signaled that he will focus on state-level politics when he leaves office. This promise took on new urgency after the election, which left Republicans in control of 32 statehouses and 33 governor’s mansions, not to mention both chambers of Congress and the White House. “One of the big suggestions that I have for Democrats as I leave … is how do we do more of that ground-up building?” the president told NPR in December.

Jamie Way | January 3, 2017

Los Angeles utility commissioners want to pay homeowners in the city’s disadvantaged communities to generate electricity from the sun.

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Jamie Way | February 15, 2017


Partnership for Working Families Statement on Puzder's Defeat

NATIONAL – Today Donald Trump's nominee for Labor Secretary, Andrew Puzder, withdrew his candidacy after it became clear he would not be approved. His withdrawal is the result of mounting pressure from working people across the country, who urged their Senators to oppose the Hardee's and Carl's Jr. executive. Below is Partnership for Working Families Executive Director Nikki Fortunato Bas’ statement:

Jamie Way | January 23, 2017

Principles for Engaging Trump, Defending Human Rights, and Preventing Authoritarianism

Partnership for Working Families has signed on to the following principles and encourages you to join us.

Jamie Way | January 20, 2017


NATIONAL – In the days building up to and following the election, thousands protested in more than a dozen cities across the country. From Los Angeles and Denver to New York and Atlanta, protesters declared their cities to be zones free from mass deportations and raids, registries, attacks on working people and corporate giveaways of public goods.

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Building a New Economy for All

The Partnership is leading a renewal of our economy in metropolitan regions across the country. We build diverse community and labor alliances to advance innovative programs that create quality jobs and strengthen healthy communities.

  • Building a powerful network of urban affiliates
  • Forming strong alliances with organizations and advocates
  • Winning campaigns to bring good, safe jobs to low income communities & communities of color

Resulting in green cities, and healthier living for working families

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