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Special Series: A Muslim Teen in Chicago Builds Bridges

  For more than six years, Aminah Ali has been working alongside Rami Nashashibi at the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) in Chicago, engaging youth in the community to foster change. “Aminah is an extraordinarily hardworking, diligent and effective young leader who takes her work seriously while always extending help and support to others,” says […]

Activists Push for Rent Control in the Bay Area

Activists Push for Rent Control in the Bay Area

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Charles Edwards is a merry self-described hillbilly from Tennessee who knows much about Victorian-era railroads and not so much about political campaigning. But this year, the 77-year-old retired city gardener will be knocking on doors in Alameda to persuade voters of this maritime city on San Francisco Bay to support a […]

Latino Political Clout Is Boosted by Supreme Court Ruling

Latino Political Clout Is Boosted by Supreme Court Ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court unanimously endorsed election maps that bolster the growing political influence of America’s Latinos on Monday, ruling that states can count everyone, not just eligible voters, in drawing voting districts. The decision rejected a challenge from Texas voters that also could have diluted the voting power of urban Democrats, to […]

Special Series: An Ariz. Youth Fights for Immigrants and Families

  In 2012, Marco Mares was only a freshman in high school and already involved in Adiós Arpaio, a voter-registration and get-out-the-vote campaign designed to remove Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio from office because of his anti-immigrant efforts. At Cesar Chavez High School in Phoenix, Marco recruited fellow students and held meetings to discuss how […]

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