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New Poll: Millennials considered swing vote in upcoming election

On Wednesday, the Harvard Institute of Politics (IOP) released a new poll of 18-29 year olds. Here are some of the key findings about America’s largest generation and how they might vote next Tuesday: 50% of 18-29 year olds would prefer that Congress is controlled by Democrats instead of Republicans, but among those who say […]

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Record Number of African Americans Running Statewide in 2014

A record number of African Americans are running statewide for the midterm elections.  Below is a chart of the candidates who will be on the ballot on Tuesday.

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DCCC Begs for Cash Again, Finally Mentions a Black Person Running for Congress

The Hill, Mike Lillis: ”Democrats have raised $163 million to the GOP’s $125 million. That’s an enormous discrepancy, especially considering that Republicans control 34 more House seats than Democrats … The DCCC let it be known that only 77 of 199 House Democrats — 39 percent — are on target to meet their expected level of […]

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Will Latina Voices Be Heard on Election Day?

By Maria Elena Perez, National Institute of Reproductive Health As we come to yet another important election season, in which our basic right to choose hangs in the balance, we must ask: what is at stake for Latinas’ access to reproductive health care—and what will Latinas and Latinos do in November? A common assumption dictates […]

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Immigrant activists target Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan with billboard campaign

This week a group of immigrant activists in North Carolina unveiled a billboard campaign taking aim at Democratic Senator Kay Hagan for her immigration positions. Hagan was one of the five Democratic senators who opposed the DREAM Act in 2010 and recently voted in favor of a bill sponsored by Republican Senator Ted Cruz of […]


 
 

 
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Members of Congress Vocal on Ray Rice Go Silent Federal Judge Mark Fuller

After Roland Martin shined a spotlight on Alabama Judge Mark Fuller, Congresswoman Terri Sewell became the first member of Congress to call for the federal judge’s resignation.  Why? Because in the wake of the scandal ov...
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Duke Energy Makes a $500M Investment in Utility-Scale Solar

On September 15, Duke Energy announced plans to commit $500 million to utility-scale solar power in the state of North Carolina. This announcement is the latest development in an industry-wide embrace of large-scale renewable e...
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CA State Sen. Roderick Wright to resign this month, following criminal conviction

California State Senator Roderick Wright (D-Inglewood) announced on Monday that he would resign from the state legislature effective September 22. This comes after being convicted for felony perjury and voting fraud charges for...
by Adriana Maestas
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What Should You Really Fear About an Open, Free Internet?

A friend of mine recently injured her knee playing recreational sports.  Having recently acquired insurance through one of the state health care exchanges, she found actually using her insurance was far harder than signing up ...
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Iowa: DREAMers Ask Hillary About Immigration, Get No Answers

DREAMers asked Hillary Clinton about the issue of President Obama’s latest delay on immigration.  Clinton, along with her husband, were in Iowa today at Sen. Harkin’s famous 37th (and final) annual Steak Fry in I...
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Rep. Lacy Clay Upset with Senator Over Ferguson Meeting

Rep. Clay not invited to September 15 meeting. Rep. Lacy Clay (D-MO), who represents Ferguson, Missouri, said on Sept. 11th that neither he nor Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) had been invited to a meeting on September 15 in Clay...
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Don’t Hamper Investment Heroes with Poor Policy

A new report from the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) places Internet service providers at the top of the list when it comes to which industries have invested the most capital into infrastructure improvements in America. Whi...
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Solar City Doesn’t Want My Business

A friend of mine recently began renovating her home, and as she frequented Home Depot to buy supplies, she took notice of the Solar City representatives often standing outside of the home improvement store. Though she repeatedl...
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Rep. Frederica Wilson Meets with Nigerian Schoolgirls Who Escaped Boko Haram

Despite a change in the news cycle that has featured ISIS, Ray Rice and Ferguson, Miami Congresswoman Frederica Wilson fights to keep the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls in the news. After the kidnappings, Wilson spearheaded a ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Janay Rice #TeachableMoment

It’s predictable that Janay Rice, the victim in the Ray Rice controversy, is strongly defending her husband and the father of her child.  Her defense in no way absolves her husband’s wrong, nor does it make her responsible...
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The Value of Internet Equity Gets Lost in the Net Neutrality Debate

“People are not stupid. They believe things for reasons. The last way for skeptics to get the attention of bright, curious, intelligent people is to belittle or condescend or to show arrogance toward their beliefs.”  ~Carl...
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It’s Not About Ray It’s About Janay

Why do we always blame victims of domestic violence? Case in point: Janay Palmer. You’re probably asking who is she.  She is the now wife and then-fiancé of Ray Rice.  As if the video footage of him dragging her unconsciou...
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Immigration Advocates Furious as President Obama Delays Executive Order

Immigration advocates are furious with President Obama over his decision, announced today, to delay an executive order regarding deportations.  With only 59 days left to election day, several Senate Democrats are in razor thin...
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President Obama to Delay Executive Order on Immigration Until After Election

Delay. Delay Delay.  After much talk and speculation about an executive order on immigration that was rumored to occur in early September, President Obama will delay the decision until after the fall elections on November 4. ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Race Politics: Tom Cotton’s Anti-Immigrant Ad Would Make George Wallace Proud

The Richard Nixon/Strom Thurmond branded southern strategy rears its head again.  In this round of southern strategy race-baiting politics, Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR) tries to communicate to white folks in Arkansas that they’...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Google donating to the Black Girls Code initiative

Three months after a report came out detailing the lack of diversity at Google, which is overwhelmingly white and male, the Internet service giant is announcing a $190,000 donation to the Black Girls Code initiative. According ...
by Adriana Maestas
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Fast-food workers across country protest for higher wages

Fast food workers engaged in protest today across the country asking for a raise. According to The Los Angeles Times: “Police took 10 people into custody after the protesters linked arms and sat down in front of a McDonal...
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California legislators send plastic bag ban bill to Governor

Last week, California legislators passed a bill that would ban single use plastic bags in grocery stores and in large pharmacies. If California Governor Jerry Brown signs the bill into law, the state will become the first to ba...
by Adriana Maestas
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Across the Nation & Especially in Texas Anglo Democratic Candidates Need To Learn From President Obama

Why is it that most Anglo Democratic candidates, at least in Texas, are afraid to publicly support issues relevant to the African-American experience, like police brutality and racial profiling, yet expect our vote at the polls...
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Race and Politics: GOP Black Outreach Ends in Ferguson, Missouri

Ferguson and the GOP.  Suddenly, tank-like military vehicles rolling down an American street isn’t too much government.  After the killing of Mike Brown, it’s been quite intriguing to think back on all the times w...
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