The Alameda County Board of Supervisors decision increases funding for community-based programs helping people when they return home.
"It's always difficult being young and a minority of anything. Because you always end up asking yourself, 'will my voice really be heard?' "
Students shared their stories of having to work low-wage jobs to pay high tuition costs.
The CP USA joined with hundreds of other organizations: labor, youth, peace, justice, clergy, political organizations and international groups, in the largest climate march ever.
"The concentration of wealth in too few hands and growing inequality is hitting hard at working families."
The right wing Republican nominee accused the workers of causing the plant closing, what happened next was a lulu.
Not only did Ormet's workers rely on the company for a decent living but the economies of Ohio River communities hung on the company's survival.
"It makes no sense that manufacturing workers and taxpayers are still being asked to subsidize the cost of shipping our jobs overseas with a tax loophole that should be eliminated."
Ms. Tennant is in a tight race with outgoing Republican Congresswoman Shelly Moore Capito for the seat. The race could be a decisive one in this year's national battle for control of the U.S. Senate.
The "new populism" spoken of at the conference was described, defined and delivered with hope and realism.