Disadvantaged

Lieff Cabraser and Equal Justice Society File Class Action Challenging Trump Administration’s Alleged Theft of Congressionally-Allocated Pandemic Relief Funds from Incarcerated Persons and the Families They Support

Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 2:07am

Background: Congress passed the CARES Act to provide sorely needed economic assistance during the economic crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Key Points: 
  • Background: Congress passed the CARES Act to provide sorely needed economic assistance during the economic crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Incarcerated persons, and their families on the outside, are among the most economically disadvantaged people in the country.
  • Indeed, according to one study, people who are incarcerated had a median income of only $19,185 before their incarceration, compared to $41,250 for non-incarcerated people.
  • The Equal Justice Society is transforming the nations consciousness on race through law, social science, and the arts.

Running a Black- and Woman-Owned Business in 2020

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 6:48pm

After years of working as a mortgage professional and traveling underwriter, Loveless was deemed permanently disabled due to double carpal tunnel syndrome.

Key Points: 
  • After years of working as a mortgage professional and traveling underwriter, Loveless was deemed permanently disabled due to double carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • She had seen what was lacking in the business travel lodging market, specifically how staying in a hotel for a long period of time can get old fast.
  • She has experienced first-hand the false assumptions people make about the nature of her business because of the color of her skin.
  • PKL is Local Emerging Small Business Certified by the Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development, with the triple designation of being a disadvantaged-, minority- and woman-owned business.

Electrosoft Selected for OASIS Small Business Pool 1 Award

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 2:05pm

By virtue of its selection in Phase 1, Electrosoft submitted one of the top 40 ranked offers GSA received.

Key Points: 
  • By virtue of its selection in Phase 1, Electrosoft submitted one of the top 40 ranked offers GSA received.
  • The diverse professional services encompassed under OASIS SB Pool 1 include consulting, logistics, engineering, scientific, management consulting, project management and other professional services.
  • Forty companies were selected in the initial award with another 150 selections anticipated in the months to come.
  • Founded in 2001, Electrosoft is an 8(a), Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) and an Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB).

Electrosoft Wins Position on the CIO-SP3 Small Business GWAC

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 6:00pm

RESTON, Va., July 11, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Electrosoft, a leading provider of diversified technology-based solutions and services to the federal government, has been awarded a position on the $20 billion Chief Information OfficerSolutions and Partners 3 Small Business (CIO-SP3 SB) Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC).

Key Points: 
  • RESTON, Va., July 11, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Electrosoft, a leading provider of diversified technology-based solutions and services to the federal government, has been awarded a position on the $20 billion Chief Information OfficerSolutions and Partners 3 Small Business (CIO-SP3 SB) Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC).
  • Electrosoft's selection is part of the on-ramp awards made to 8(a) companies and small businesses designed to increase competition and lower federal costs.
  • "Our selection provides another important avenue for Electrosoft to provision outstanding IT solutions and services to federal customers," said Sarbari Gupta, President and CEO of Electrosoft.
  • Founded in 2001, Electrosoft is an 8(a) certified Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) and an Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB).

Government needs proper plan to support disabled people to work

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 1:13pm

Committee Chair comments on National Audit Office report, Supporting disabled people to work

Key Points: 
  • Committee Chair Meg Hillier MP has commented on todays National Audit Office report, Supporting disabled people to work.
  • "It's not good enough that people with disabilities and health problems are still being disadvantaged in the workplace.
  • Work is the route out of poverty which is denied to too many disabled people.
  • "DWP needs to get its act together, set out a plan for what it is going to do, and establish a proper target.

Government needs proper plan to support disabled people to work

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 1:13pm

Committee Chair comments on National Audit Office report, Supporting disabled people to work

Key Points: 
  • Committee Chair Meg Hillier MP has commented on todays National Audit Office report, Supporting disabled people to work.
  • "It's not good enough that people with disabilities and health problems are still being disadvantaged in the workplace.
  • Work is the route out of poverty which is denied to too many disabled people.
  • "DWP needs to get its act together, set out a plan for what it is going to do, and establish a proper target.

Government needs proper plan to support disabled people to work

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 1:13pm

Committee Chair comments on National Audit Office report, Supporting disabled people to work

Key Points: 
  • Committee Chair Meg Hillier MP has commented on todays National Audit Office report, Supporting disabled people to work.
  • "It's not good enough that people with disabilities and health problems are still being disadvantaged in the workplace.
  • Work is the route out of poverty which is denied to too many disabled people.
  • "DWP needs to get its act together, set out a plan for what it is going to do, and establish a proper target.

Electrify America Announces Second $200 Million Zero Emission Vehicle Investment Plan for California

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 10:00pm

Electrify America also will invest in DCFC stations specifically targeting shared mobility drivers - car share, taxis and transportation networking company (TNC) drivers.

Key Points: 
  • Electrify America also will invest in DCFC stations specifically targeting shared mobility drivers - car share, taxis and transportation networking company (TNC) drivers.
  • Electrify America was established to implement the $2 billion ZEV Investment Commitment outlined in Volkswagen's Court-approved settlement involving 2.0L TDI diesel vehicles in the United States.
  • Editor's Note Electrify America 30-month Investment Cycles:
    1 Electrify America uses definitions for low-income and disadvantaged communities established by the State of California, which are published and mapped by CARB on its "Disadvantaged and Low-income Communities Investments" webpage: https://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/capandtrade/auctionproceeds/communityinvestmen... .
  • In situations where an investment is not made in a specific location, Electrify America strives to ensure that investments serve low-income and disadvantaged communities.

Payment to Poor Families Increases Voter Turnout Among Their Children

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 8:00pm

Voting increased among young people from lower socio-economic backgrounds after their families began receiving regular disbursements of unearned income, the study says.

Key Points: 
  • Voting increased among young people from lower socio-economic backgrounds after their families began receiving regular disbursements of unearned income, the study says.
  • "That certainly helps underscore our view that extra income can encourage civic activity among children from poor families," says Simeonova.
  • "Regardless of the exact reasons, the additional income narrowed the turnout gap between children from disadvantaged families and their better-off peers," says Simeonova.
  • "Our new study suggests that social policies aimed at reducing economic disadvantage may also help improve voter turnout in future generations."