June 18, 2012 Chairman Edward S. Finley, Jr. North Carolina Utilities Commission 4325 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-4325 Dear Chairman Finley and members of the North Carolina Utilities Commission:
FCAN opened an office in St. Petersburg at 233 3rd St N, headed by Kelly Benjamin. We have 4 organizers plus Kelly and Political Logistics Coordinator Kate Bradshaw working in the office. The goal is to talk to constituents about the inequality in America today, often expressed as the 99% vs the 1%. Find out more about FCAN St Pete on the blog or Facebook page.
In yet another event demonstrating the growing outrage among
Americans who aren’t super-rich, nearly 40 Pinellas County 99%ers protested Wednesday
outside the Downtown St. Pete office of one of the nation’s top defense
contractors and corporate welfare recipients. The divers group of protestors
criticized Republican Representative CW “Bill” Young, the local congressman who
makes sure corporations and the 1% receive a huge share of federal tax dollars.
Here at FCAN, nothing gets under our skin more than when elected officials fail to represent their constituents. Yet right here in Pinellas County, US Rep. CW "Bill" Young, the one person charged with taking our needs and concerns to the floor of the US House of Representatives has ignored us for decades.
At a 4th of July celebration, US Military veteran Bill Hurley asks US Representative CW "Bill" Young (R-Indian Shores) why he supports the military industrial complex and the 1% while ignoring homeless veterans and other members of the 99%.
We’re constantly hearing that “50% of Americans don’t pay any income tax.” You just know that it isn’t true, and you know that everyone pays sales taxes and most everyone has payroll taxes deducted. But still, it sticks there.
A ranking by the Progressive States Network found that “Florida has exactly zero laws on the books that would incentivize employers to stay honest.” And when it comes to holding employees accountable to their employees with such measures as notice of wages and paydays and pay stubs with each pay period, “Florida held the shameful honor of scoring 0, a score that only Alabama and Mississippi — two states that have never had wage and hour laws — can also share.”