Monthly Archives: December 2012

Advocates of the Month December 2012

Sue Crosby Sue Crosby has been a member of CAU for approximately 28 years. Like many other acclaimed advocates within this community, Sue credits her decision to join the self-advocacy movement to Sidney Katz, one of Helping Hands founding fathers. For the past four years, Sue has enjoyed attending meetings as it keeps her up […]

The ABC’s of the Economic Crisis: What Working People Need to Know – A Quick Look

We are currently experiencing the most severe economic crisis since the Great Depression. Although the Fed has pushed down interest rates and the government has spent hundreds of billions of dollars to encourage banks to lend to consumers and businesses, economic activity is still declining and is likely to stabilize at a low level. Our […]

The ABC’s of the Economic Crisis: What Working People Need to Know – Breaking Down the Chapters

Chapter 1: The Calm before the Storm Before the recession began in December of 2007; things were looking very promising in 2006. Wages were rising, the unemployment rate was 4.7 % and the home construction industry was booming. There was a perception that the president’s economic policies were working and that financial markets acted as […]