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Illinois Domestic Workers Win Wage Victory With Bill of Rights

Illinois Domestic Workers Win Wage Victory With Bill of Rights

Workers won what they are calling a “monumental change” Aug. 12, when Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation into law that will ensure an estimated 35,000 domestic workers are paid the prevailing minimum wage, earn time off and gain other basic workplace rights. The victory caps a five-year grassroots campaign to gain protections for house […]

Want to Fix U.S. Schools? Look to Native American Communities

Want to Fix U.S. Schools? Look to Native American Communities

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Hidden in a corner of this city, amid a gleaming office park, strip malls, vacant lots, Interstate 40, and perhaps the city’s nicest Starbucks, is a two-story school that holds one of the country’s most promising educational models for Native American students. The Native American Community Academy sits in New Mexico’s biggest […]

A Native American School Develops Future Leaders

A Native American School Develops Future Leaders

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — If you want to understand the Native American Community Academy, a good place to start is its relationship with one of this city’s pioneering grassroots organizations, Americans for Indian Opportunity. The academy, which is often simply known as NACA, has been working with Americans for Indian Opportunity (AIO) since before its first school […]

America’s Stateless People: How Immigration Gaps Create Poverty

FRESNO, Calif. — They came to America in the 1970s and 1980s as child refugees, members of the Hmong minority in Laos fleeing that country’s new communist government and persecution for helping the CIA in its covert war in Southeast Asia. America held the promise of safety and a piece of the American dream. Many […]

Illinois Advocates to Leaders: Stop the Damage, Pass a Budget

Illinois Advocates to Leaders: Stop the Damage, Pass a Budget

Illinois will hit an unwanted milestone on July 1 when it will mark one year without a state budget, a standoff that is threatening networks of support for families and already hitting programs for homeless youth, seniors and students. The standoff is sending shockwaves through social service agencies and nonprofits around the state, which is […]

Un pequeño oasis: Familias inmigrantes comparten en un parque en la frontera entre los Estados Unidos y México

Un pequeño oasis: Familias inmigrantes comparten en un parque en la frontera entre los Estados Unidos y México

Las políticas de inmigración de los Estados Unidos separan a las familias con demasiada frecuencia, sin embargo, en un pequeño lote de tierra que se extiende sobre la frontera entre los Estados Unidos y México, las familias que han sido separadas se pueden reencontrar, aunque sea por unas pocas horas. Durante los fines de semana, […]

Election 2016: Millennial Latino Voters Now Number 12 Million

Election 2016: Millennial Latino Voters Now Number 12 Million

Latino citizens are one of the fastest-growing groups of voters in the country, and millennials, who will represent 44 percent of an estimated 27 million eligible Hispanic voters, are driving much of that growth, a new report from the Pew Research Center found. But, millennial Latino voters are not anywhere near their electoral potential because they […]