Food pantries and soup kitchens provide a lifeline to countless individuals and families in need of assistance. They often get a ton of volunteers around the holidays, but food pantries and soup kitchens need help all year long.
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New York City and New York State have different rules for raising political campaign money as State Senator Jose M. Serrano found out. Rules at the state level may discourage politicians from getting to know their constituents.
NY's Campaign Finance Rules May Discourage Politicians From Getting to Know Their Constituents. jridgewayphotography, flickr
If you had something to say to your congressman, what would be the best way to make yourself heard? E-mail? Facebook? A phone call? How long would it take you?
A New Smartphone App Makes it Easier to Get Your Congressman's Attention Airship Software
The Latino population in Suffolk County is booming, now one group is looking to increase voter registration before the next election cycle.
Group Aims to Get Out the Vote Among Latinos on Long Island Luigi Di Guzman, flickr
New Jersey, like most states, requires that you register to vote before election day. However, the Student Government at Rutgers University is trying to get that rule changed.
Rutgers Student Government Supports Same Day Voter Registration in NJ Ho Jon Lee, flickr