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Rolling in Sackcloth and Ashes

June 25, 2015"This morning, I awoke under the watchful eye of that certificate into a living nightmare. Reports about the shooting at Mother Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, dominated my social media feed as texts from friends and colleagues poured in. Some expressed sorrow. Others shock. Yet, the most visceral feeling in my gut was rage. Nine bullets pierced the side of nine black...

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Domestic Worker Groups Announce Alliance At Clinton Global...

June 10, 2015                                                             Ai-jen Poo, Director of NDWA, and Sheila Lirio Marcelo, CEO of Care.com, announce an alliance and the Fair Care Pledge alongside Bill Clinton at the Clinton Global...

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Can Southern Company Shareholders Persuade Its Board to...

May 28, 2015The Nathan Cummings Foundation and other Southern Company investors publicly voiced concerns about the company's board of directors ahead of its annual meeting of shareholders this month. One point of particular concern was Southern’s support for controversial climate change skeptic Wei-Hock (Willie) Soon. Read more (via Huffington Post)

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With victory in L.A., the $15 minimum wage fight goes...

May 27, 2015On Labor Day last year, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti went to a celebration in a park on the south end of the city and announced what he called “the largest anti-poverty program in the city’s history”: boosting the minimum wage to $13.25 per hour by 2017. It was an ambitious move for a town that hadn’t recovered quite as strongly from the recession as two of its northern neighbors —...

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NCF, Other Major Foundations Call on SEC to Require Public...

May 26, 2015Secret money in politics, especially the corporate variety, has been controversial ever since the Supreme Court's 2010 ruling in the Citizens United case. Now, about 70 charitable foundations are asking the Securities and Exchange Commission to end that secrecy.Read more or listen to the story (via NPR)

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Saqib Bhatti: Chicagoans Need a Financial Plan That Puts...

April 22, 2015On Tuesday night, Chicago voters reelected Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a race that was widely perceived as a showdown between the neoliberal and progressive wings of the Democratic Party. However, the election outcome should not be seen as a rejection of a real progressive agenda with alternatives to austerity. Emanuel defeated Jesus “Chuy” Garcia at the ballot box by turning the election into a...

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An Environmentalist Call to Look Past Sustainable...

April 14, 2015The average citizen of Nepal consumes about 100 kilowatt-hours of electricity in a year. Cambodians make do with 160. Bangladeshis are better off, consuming, on average, 260.Then there is the fridge in your kitchen. A typical 20-cubic-foot refrigerator — Energy Star-certified, to fit our environmentally conscious times — runs through 300 to 600 kilowatt-hours a year.Read More (Via The New York...

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PRRI Survey Results Indicate That The GOP Is Out Of Touch...

March 5, 2015CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS are so busy this week flirting with a partial government shutdown — their target is the Department of Homeland Security and its 240,000 employees — that they may have missed fresh evidence of how badly out of step with the American public they are on the issue of illegal immigration.Read More (Via The Washington Post)

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