First of all, I want to remind everyone to go out and vote today, and spead the fun! I was 108 at my polling place this morning, find out what number you are and join in on the meme-game.
Secondly, to celebrate the b-day, I think it is about time this community had it's own icons, so I'm holding a contest, and the winner will recieve a "Printer Friendly" version of next month's issue of MPLS_outreach.
What I am looking for is an icon that best illistrates, with few or no words (if possible), "What People Need." It cannot be any larger than 100x100 pixels. I am planning the deadline for submissions (please post any submissions onto MPLS_outreach behind a cut-tag) to be November 18th. After that, everyone is then free to vote for their favorite icons (bias is welcome, meaning, you can vote for your own stuff. :) ) until November 28th. I will then tally the results and announce the winner on the 29th, and have the winner contact me via e-mail, and I will then send the prize.
It's as easy/hard as that.
All of that aside, I have a Web-site highlight. As mentioned in brackets, the website is http://www.aflcio.org/ And they are a collition of US-based Unions, working together to protect and improve worker's rights. I found their information very thorough, and their work impressive-- right now they are working on a program called Working America, and they are fighting to raise the federal minimum wage (from 5.15 to 7.25 an hour).
The website for that program is http://www.workingamerica.org/about/
They are most definately worth looking into.