For the final initiative, Mastercard has hand-selected seven cities with which to partner with governmental leaders to facilitate city programs tailored to their populations. In Los Angeles, in tandem with the Mayor’s Fund, it will expand the Angeleno Card program, which has already provided $36 million of rent relief to hard-hit Angelenos; in Atlanta, it will broaden a similar relief program to help prevent evictions. The selected cities vary in size, from New York to Dayton, Ohio, with a view to extending reach to many more. “We want to be able to demonstrate that the work we do there can apply in big cities, small, and even the in-betweens,” Blow says. … [Read more...] about Mastercard will spend $500 million to expand financial access in Black communities
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Part of that haul is thanks to more than 200 corporate and nonprofit partners. One of the latest is a partnership with two groups on opposite sides of the age spectrum: AARP and the Association of Young Americans (AYA), which have joined forces to recruit new people. Both groups are using their platforms to spread awareness to their membership bases via social media and content campaigns, and to send people directly to Power the Polls. “There is a need for us to sound the alarm,” says John Hishta, AARP’s senior vice president of campaigns, “and that’s why we’re working intergenerationally with these other folks.” … [Read more...] about A new generation of younger poll workers is stepping up to protect the elderly from COVID-19
This past summer, two B Corporations held their initial public offerings and became publicly traded companies: insurance company, Lemonade, and certified-as-humane egg purveyor Vital Farms. They join just a handful of other B Corporations—including international university operator Laureate Education, and Brazilian cosmetics group Natura &Co—that have made the leap to a public offering. Vital Farms’ CEO, Russell Diez-Canseco, says the company has been rooted in “conscious capitalism” since its founding. “We really believe that our purpose is to improve the lives of people, animals, and plants through food,” he says. And, entering the public market has attracted more “really incredible impact investors who were very supportive of the mission, and really saw the potential for us to have a positive impact in the world.” … [Read more...] about How the B Corporation movement is remaking business
Each state treats the practice differently, both with regard to qualifications and procedures. In Wisconsin, any member of the public may monitor polls; in Florida, it’s reserved for registered voters from the specific county in which they’re observing. In Louisiana, only one poll watcher can operate per precinct—except for a single designated “super watcher” who can monitor all the precincts in an assigned parish. In Kansas, 14- to 17-year-olds may monitor polls, while in Georgia, all poll watchers must wear identification badges. In West Virginia, poll watchers may not monitor voting at all during the day—but may witness ballot counting after closing. … [Read more...] about Poll watching is legal, voter intimidation is not. Which does Trump actually want?
Derek Baziotis, president of the Spokane chapter of the Washington Hospitality Association, who owns a breakfast and lunch restaurant, also worries about the winter. “The deal with Spokane is you get all four seasons, and you can get all four of them in one day,” he says. For patrons of his restaurant, Bene’s, the unpredictable winter weather is a dealbreaker. “I’m not sure if you would like to go out at nine in the morning and eat breakfast outside in the snow, but I know a lot of people in Spokane don’t want to.” So, he’s decided not to invest in any new equipment—but he knows that some of the association’s other bars and breweries have procured heaters and fire pits. … [Read more...] about Propane heaters are the new toilet paper