Prinder (prinder) wrote in mpls_outreach,

Happy Birthday MPLS_Outreach!

I know it's very surprising, however, it's true, MPLS_outreach will be one year old as of Nov. 11th, in light of this, I have a few updates for all of you, as well as a web-site highlight (, not to mention a mini-contest!

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 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

They are most definately worth looking into.
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