Deepak Bhargava, Executive Director of the Center for Community Change, speaks in front of the U.S. Supreme Court June 25, 2012 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court has struck down three parts of the Arizona anti-illegal immigration law, but upheld the controversial ‘show me your papers’ provision. Watch the video ...
Romney on Arizona SB 1070: blames Obama, but...
univisionnews: Romney has praised the law in the past. By JORDAN FABIAN Mitt Romney on Monday said that the Supreme Court’s split decision on Arizona’s controversial immigration law was the result of President Obama’s failure to pass immigration reform, but refrained from commenting on the ruling itself. Read More
As the nation grows more diverse, America’s newest philanthropists must think...– Read More, “A New Kind of IPO for Facebook’s Millionaires” by Kelly Brown Kelly Brown directs the D5 Coalition, a five-year effort to expand diversity in foundation leadership, grant making, and practices.
Analysis: Romney takes baby steps toward Latinos
univisionnews: The presumptive GOP nominee appeared before a D.C. audience where he proclaimed education to be “the civil-rights issue of our era.” By JORDAN FABIAN Mitt Romney’s early approach to addressing the Latino community might best be described as a dip of his toe in the water, not a headlong dive into the pool. It’s clear that after a bruising primary in which Romney scratched...
Iowa Rep. Compares Immigrants to Dogs →
Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, compared immigrants to dogs at a town hall meeting yesterday, telling constituents that the U.S. should pick only the best immigrants the way one chooses the “pick of the litter.”
Opinion: Immigration does not define Latinos, but...
univisionnews: By JAVIER ORTIZ With the general election upon us the battle for Latino votes is escalating, it’s clear presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney will have to directly address the issue of immigration. And, he’ll have to do it soon. Read More
Obama faces immigration protest at Barnard...
univisionnews: By UNIVISION NEWS President Obama was greeted by loud cheers as he delivered the commencement address at Barnard College in New York City Monday, but some in the audience silently showed their disappointment with a key part of his record. Read More
Feds hit Sheriff Arpaio with civil rights lawsuit
univisionnews: Arpaio’s office is accused of racially profiling Latinos, among other civil rights violations. By UNIVISION NEWS The federal government announced Thursday it has filed a lawsuit against Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff Joe Arpaio — a high-profile immigration hard liner — on allegations that his office routinely violates the civil rights of Latinos. Read More
Last year, women working as home health aides only earned $446 a week, but that...– “The Wages of Mothering the Romneys”, by Sean T. http://cfor.cc/moms-2012
Sheriff Joe Arpaio has shown a total willingness to use his power for all the...– Petra Falcon, executive director of Promise Arizona, a member of the national Fair Immigration Reform Movement.
Gun Targets of Trayvon Martin
An anonymous retailer has created gun targets resembling the hoodie Trayvon Martin was wearing when he was tragically gunned down. Change Nation is calling on the President of the NRA to publicly condemn the product and the still-anonymous manufacturer for creating something so utterly irresponsible and reprehensible. Please – help us get the word out. You can sign the petition by clicking...
Trayvon Martin Gun Range Targets
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It’s not deficit reduction when you increase military spending so that you can...– Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) unleashed a stinging attack on House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan in an interview with TPM’s own Sahil Kapur. (via tpmmedia)
A Good Week
Well, Take Back the Capitol is over, but it’s been a good week. The things I’ve seen that will really stick with me: The tireless energy of activists from across the country The sense of community you get from standing in the freezing cold rain The look on the faces of those white men in suits eating salad at Senator Lindsey Graham’s fundraiser The words to the chant...
That’s the sound of a LIVE mic check of...
“Hey Gingrich come on out, see what America...
Is going to happen tonight. Stick with us.
What do we want? Dry socks!
Well, today’s march on K Street was not only empowering; it was effective. Pretty much everyone from Take Back the Capitol, and many from Occupy DC, attended. While there were some arrests, that just meant that even more people were paying attention. In fact, as the arrests happened, the crowd chanted, “The whole world is watching!” We’re soaked here, and folks are...
Can you see the rain in this video? It’s pouring here. Really impressed that everyone wanted to go out when we took a vote on the action this morning.
Watching those millionaires walk in in their designer clothes, we made them feel...– Activist from Idaho
A sudden thought
Looking at everyone talking about the 99%, something suddenly struck me: 99 isn’t just the percentage of people who have been left out in this country; it’s also how many weeks unemployed people have before their unemployment insurance runs out. Well, unemployment insurance is up for a vote before the holidays, and guess what? Yep, that’s right. It may not pass. Gives a new...
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PHOTOS: Demonstrators from 46 states Take Back the... →