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Advocates: Revoked Voting Rights in Ky. Hurt Democracy

Advocates: Revoked Voting Rights in Ky. Hurt Democracy

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s executive order to rescind voting rights for about 150,000 nonviolent former felons was announced just three days before Christmas 2015.  By Dec. 23, grassroots advocates with Kentuckians for the Commonwealth had alerted the public that former Gov. Steve Beshear’s decision on Nov. 24 to restore those rights – which supporters called […]

On Securing Medicaid in Alabama and Helping People

Since 1994, Kimble Forrister has worked as the executive director for Alabama-based Arise Citizens’ Policy Project, a nonprofit, nonpartisan coalition of 150 congregations and organizations that promotes public policies to improve the lives of low-income people. Listen to his thoughts about what issues need to be addressed in his state in 2016. Alabama Gov. Robert […]

Project Puts Spotlight on ‘Growing Up Asian in America’

So do photographs matter in life? From Orion Huang’s perspective, images of loved ones – as well as their voices and stories – do. They are important, he says, so future generations can know those who came before them. Last year, Huang, a San Francisco Bay Area high school student, was honored in a contest […]

San Diego Groups: Money for Clean Air and Transit Are Needed

San Diego Groups: Money for Clean Air and Transit Are Needed

A coalition of San Diego community organizations interested in fighting climate change sent a message on Monday to the regional association of governments: We’ll work with you on a ballot measure but we want tax dollars invested in clean air, reliable transit and jobs.  At issue for the coalition of 20 organizations, which represent 150,000 […]

Wage Increase in Long Beach to Benefit 54K Workers

Wage Increase in Long Beach to Benefit 54K Workers

So can a vote to increase the minimum wage truly help people in a historic era of inequality?  Well, working families and wage increase supporters in Southern California pointed to the Jan. 20 vote by the Long Beach City Council which boosted hourly pay to $13 by 2019 and included a path to $15 as […]

Veterans’ Rights Program Launches to Help in South Texas

Veterans’ Rights Program Launches to Help in South Texas

Veterans and their families in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas who believe their civil rights might have been violated or need assistance navigating government bureaucracy will soon be able to receive free assistance from the Texas Civil Rights Project (TCRP). The civil rights organization on Tuesday announced its latest office of its Veterans’ Rights […]

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