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.

Living Near Poverty

Most people don’t see poverty on a regular basis. It’s often out of site and out of mind. The other day a timely report was issued about families living near poverty. The numbers are astounding. A news story was published … Continue reading

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Voter Registration Deadlines Approaching

Elections matter. If you want to see change happen you must participate. Below is a set of voter information links. If you live in New Jersey you can download a voter registration application form to be then mailed to your … Continue reading

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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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