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‘America by the Numbers’

The documentary series, “America by the Numbers With Maria Hinojosa,” will air on PBS television stations starting in early October. The series examines demographic shifts in the United States. More information can be found on the series website.
‘Chokehold’ Training to Stop for Seattle-Area Deputiesexcerpt
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End Immigration ‘Holds,’ Ga. County Tells Sheriff  It was a local vote but social justice groups in the Atlanta area say it has national importance – and hopefully will help immigrant families stay together.  The Fulton County Board of Commissioners joined the growing number of local governments in calling on law enforcement officials to stop cooperating with federal immigration agencies over [...]
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A Black Man, Aug. 9, 2014 and Ferguson, Mo.In the 30 days since Michael Brown passed away on Aug. 9, 2014, what has changed in the United States? City leaders in Ferguson – the epicenter of some of the worst demonstrations involving race in the country in years – have vowed to pursue policy changes governing its police force and to improve relations with [...]
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Voters ‘Misled’ Over San Diego Wage Law, Group Says  Less than a month after a veto to raise San Diego’s hourly wage to $11.50 was defeated, supporters said Tuesday that opponents who want to put the issue on the ballot for a direct referendum vote are not being the most truthful when talking about the issue with people who can cast ballots.  In [...]
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Spanish-English Broadcast Looks at Latinos and Education  A California public radio network is hosting a national discussion on Sept. 17 to discuss the state of Latino education in the Los Angeles Unified School District, the country’s second largest, and the country.  The Spanish-English forum, “Latino Education: Crisis and Response,” will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Pacific) and be [...]
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Boosting Voter Engagement is Goal for Faith Leaders  Clergy, faith leaders and advocates with PICO National Network have announced a national campaign to engage and turn out 400,000 new or low-propensity voters in the November elections and beyond – so that ignored voices and ones that have been locked out of the voting process can be heard. The effort, “Let My People [...]
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This video, made by FRONTLINE, features the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, which focuses on human rights and sustainable food. One of the people featured in the video is Lupe Gonzalo, who was included in last year’s Mother’s Day special edition on Equal Voice News.
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Public Assistance for U.S. Households Remains Steady  The number of households receiving public assistance in 2011 and 2012 stayed flat at 3.3 million, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Tuesday. That number accounted for 2.9 percent of all households in the country. The Tuesday release marks the first time that public assistance data from the Census Bureau stretches back to 2000 and [...]
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