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Infographic: White House Video Explains Economic Benefits of Passing Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Legislation to reform of the nation’s broken immigration system is now being considered by the U.S. House of Representatives, following recent passage in the Senate of a bill that includes a real opportunity for currently undocumented immigrants to apply for … Continue reading

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INFOGRAPHIC: Facts About Diversity and Judges on the Federal

Here’s a great infographic from the Colorado Ethics Watch and Alliance for Justice showing the need for more diversity among judges serving on the federal courts. While the Obama Administration has been progressive in nominating judges that increase diversity,  a … Continue reading

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Facts About the Growing Diversity of the U.S. Population in 2012

The U.S. Census Bureau has fresh numbers detailing the continued diversification of the U.S. population. As the percentage of Whites in the U.S. continues to decline, minority populations are increasing, with Asians showing the fastest rate of population growth in … Continue reading

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Understanding the Importance of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act

The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to rule on a case challenging Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, which protects voters by requiring covered states and localities to get preapproval of their voting changes from the U.S. Department of … Continue reading

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Sierra Club Supports Immigration Reform that Includes a Chance for U.S. Citizenship

In a blog post today, “A Path to the Future,” Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune and President Alice Chin explain the environmental group’s decision to come out in support of legislation that would provide a means for millions of … Continue reading

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Infographic: The Diversity of President Obama’s Judicial Appointments

Here’s an infographic from the White House that shows how federal courts are growing more diverse under President Obama’s administration. However, it also shows how hard it has been for the president to get his nominees through the U.S. Senate … Continue reading

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Watch: The Voting Rights Act at Work in Alabama, Texas and South Carolina

On February 27, 2013, the Supreme Court will be hearing a case from Shelby County, Alabama, in which opponents of the Voting Rights Act are trying to strike down a key section of the law—Section 5. Section 5 is the … Continue reading

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