Author Archives: Michael Swayze

About Michael Swayze

Former county welfare agency administrator, using a combination of social work and computer skills to share information about community resources via the Internet. Online since 1995.

Philly Vote By Mail Letter

The 2020 elections may well be the most important in our lifetime. Our state legislature and Governor Wolf, acting in a bipartisan spirit, have enabled us to vote from the safety of our homes. The upcoming June primary election will … Continue reading

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Democratic Presidential Candidate List – Update #5

Updated: March 19, 2020 A lot has happened in the past few weeks. The world has experienced a full blown pandemic, COVID-19, the U.S. stock market is in a tailspin and the list of Democratic Presidential candidates is down to … Continue reading

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Today Is EITC Awareness Day

Today is EITC Awareness Day, a day to promote a program of benefit to working families and individuals. EITC is a tax program although it acts very much like a safety-net program. It puts over $1 billion in the hands … Continue reading

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Democratic Presidential Debates – Update #4

Updated: February 13, 2020 The next three Democratic debates are scheduled for February so as to coincide with upcoming Presidential primaries. These debates will be held February 7 in Manchester, New Hampshire, February 19 in Las Vegas, Nevada and February … Continue reading

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2019 Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Information

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a refundable tax credit for families and individuals who have income from employment. It increases the amount refunded to a taxpayer or reduces the amount of tax owed. For 2018, 576,000 filers in … Continue reading

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Websites For Philadelphia Committeepeople

This guide is a collection of website links and other documents useful to Democratic Committeepeople in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, especially new ones. It covers such areas as voter registration, election results, party organizations and rules, elected officials and community resources. It … Continue reading

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Democratic Presidential Debate Update

The number of Democratic presidential candidates remains in flux. Back in July there were two dozen plus contenders. In a fourteen day period – November 14 to December 3 – four individuals withdrew from the race. Two, however, joined the … Continue reading

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