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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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Fiscal Cliff Puts Impoverished Families, Youth, and Our Nation’s Future at Risk

Time is running short for Congress to pass a budget deal that could drive our nation toward a future of growth and prosperity rather than drive us over a proverbial cliff. The package of tax increases and spending cuts known … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Immigration Crackdown Hurting Families; Health Insurance Reform Rebates Working; Study Says Romney Tax Plan Soaks the Middle Class

Compiled by Willie Roberson, a Summer 2012 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern. Immigration and Keeping Families Intact Editorial The Los Angeles Times Caring parents are losing their parental rights due to the current immigration system. A study conducted by the … Continue reading

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Low-Income People Pay More State Taxes Than Richest 1 Percent

Infographic about the relative state tax burdens of the bottom 20 percent of earners and the top 1 percent. Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Unions & Occupy Wall Street; DC Voting Rights; Warren Buffet Rule

Unions back Occupy Wall Street movement TheHill.com- Kevin Bogardus This article quotes and chronicles several unions that are supporting the Occupy Wall Street movement. Coalition members mentioned include: Service Employees International Union, AFL-CIO, and AFSCME. D.C. Mayor Calls For Voting … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Rich Man Asks President Obama to Raise His Taxes

At a town hall meeting in Mountain View, California, President Obama got a surprising question from a member of the audience. Continue reading

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How Does the Debt Ceiling Deal Affect Low-Income People?

Highlighting a Half in Ten article on the debt ceiling deal’s effect on low-income people. Continue reading

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