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The safety net is -- Our way of protecting the most vulnerable among us -- A social insurance program, not an entitlement program -- A tradition as old as humanity. It is currently under attack. At stake is the kind of society we want to live in -- and bequeath to our children.
The first Labor Day parade may have been in 1882, but the issues are shockingly current: equal pay for women, better treatment of immigrants, no child labor, an eight hour day. The vision endures—to unite working people, to push for a more equitable society in a more peaceful world. Remarkably, Union Square remains a central, resonant place for protest--have you been lately?
Discover new voices and see new perspectives from the City University of New York's 22 campuses and 350,000 students -- view inspiring poems, essays and art from previous contest winners. Current undergraduates -- the next deadline is March 7, 2016 -- first prizes are $1000.