Steve Allen, considered one of the foremost wits of the entertainment industry and founder of the Tonight Show, died Monday, October 30. Allen, along with his wife Jane Meadows, was a supporter of the Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF). "He was a great supporter of human rights causes," said Peg Yorkin, Chair of the Board of FMF. Allen and Meadows emceed the Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan Gala Event in New York City in October of 1999, an event to raise awareness about the human rights abuses committed by the Taliban.
10/24/2014 Potential Ballot Measure in DC Would Raise Minimum Wage to $15 - Low-wage workers in Washington, DC might see a significant increase in their pay, thanks to national labor rights group Restaurant Opportunities Center United (ROC).
This month, the DC Board of Elections approved language submitted by a local chapter of ROC to raise the minimum wage in the District to $15/hour by 2019. . . .