Our Stories

Our Stories: “The Unemployed Mermaid,” a Disney/DEO parody

Unemployed Florida actress Alea Figueroa shares her personal struggles with DEO and deals with her frustration in the best way she knows: in a film parody of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” who loses her voice in pursuit of her dreams. In an interview with WESH-TV, Figueroa said she didn’t anticipate how difficult it would be … Continue reading Our Stories: “The Unemployed Mermaid,” a Disney/DEO parody

Our Stories: These extraordinary people can help you get answers

If the Florida “Reemployment Assistance” program has left you penniless, frustrated, and despairing, don’t give up. It’s not you. The CONNECT information system was famously “designed to fail” under the previous administration of now-Florida Senator Rick Scott (R). But determined state legislators, community activists, and even the jobless themselves have formed a relentless army that … Continue reading Our Stories: These extraordinary people can help you get answers