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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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Civil Rights News: VAWA Passes in Senate; Voter Registration Needs to be Modernized; Obama’s State of the Union Emphasizes the Middle Class

Compiled by Emily Van Dusen, a Spring 2013 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund Domestic Violence Bill Passes Senate: Is GOP Chastened by Election 2012? David Grant Christian Science Monitor With yesterday’s passage of the Violence Against Women Act … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Standard of Living Issues Ignored; Early Signs of a Gender Pay Gap; Tackling Rising College Costs

Standard of Living Is in the Shadows as Election Issue New York Times David Leonhardt Among the many issues dominating the upcoming election, standard of living ceases to get the spotlight, and not for lack of trying. Though the economy … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: The Man Behind Voter ID; Government Does Create Jobs; U.S. Diversity and Changing Politics

Compiled by Joe Bear, a Fall 2012 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern The Voter-Fraud Myth The New Yorker By Jane Mayer Although voter fraud has been proven to be a nonexistent threat, Republican lawyer Hans von Spakovsky has been pushing … Continue reading

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Obama Administration Announces Summer Youth Jobs Program

Obama Administration Announces Summer Youth Jobs Program Continue reading

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Americans Support Infrastructure Spending, Will Congress Pass a Bill?

New poll shows that a majority of Americans support spending on infrastructure. Continue reading

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Jay Smooth on Occupy Wall Street

Jay Smooth’s video on Occupy Wall Street. Continue reading

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