Author Archives: Michael Swayze

About Michael Swayze

Former county welfare agency administrator, using a combination of social work and computer skills to share information about community resources via the Internet. Online since 1995.

Citizenship Question Threatens 2020 Census

The Trump Administration is attempting to weaken another American tradition – the U.S. Census. A scheme has been proposed that would add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. The addition of this question will undermine the integrity of the … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Committee Person Class of 2018

A recent article indicates 1600 new Philadelphia Democratic Committee Persons were elected in the recent May 2018 Primary Election. It means that many – myself included – are looking for information, for resources, for tools to be able to get … Continue reading

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From Resister To Philadelphia Democratic Committee Person

Much has changed since Election Day 2016. Last year, 2017, was a time for organizing, forming committees and joining the Resistance. In that period of time I attended rallies sponsored by Tuesdays With Toomey and meetings of Indivisible: NW Philly … Continue reading

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Camden County Reentry Awareness Simulation – June 4

Would you be able to “navigate the system” as an ex-offender just released from prison, trying to comply with court ordered obligations, while employment searching, securing housing and reestablishing your day-to-day life? On June 4th, from 10am to 12pm, there … Continue reading

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LIHEAP Deadline Extended to May 31

The following information was published by NJ 2-1-1 which operates the Home Energy Assistance Hotline. The hotline can be reached by calling 800-510-3102. The deadline to apply for utility assistance through LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) has been … Continue reading

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Resources For Parents

Looking for resources for a child or adolescent with behavioral or mental health challenges? There is a network of agencies and online resources in all twenty-one counties that offer a wide range of information about resources, services and support systems … Continue reading

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The Monopoly Menace

The recent issue (Volume 306, Number 7, March 12, 2018) of The Nation contains an article, “The Monopoly Menace”. It is worth reading. Here is an excerpt: “Today, a few corporations once again dominate sectors of our economy. In an … Continue reading

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