December 2010

Rights Advocates Make Final Push for DREAM Act

Labor and Civic Engagement Leaders Call DREAM Act Vote a Defining Moment in History   Washington – With a Saturday vote on the DREAM Act looming, Latino, labor and community leaders hosted a telephonic press conference today to call on senators from both parties to support the DREAM Act.  Last night, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid filed cloture on the bill, setting up a Saturday vote that will determine whether the DREAM Act becomes law this year, and whether thousands of bright and talented young people who grew up in America can get on a path to legal status and achieve their dreams.   Labor and advocacy organizations that mobilize Latino and new American voters are calling Saturday’s vote a defining moment in each senator’s career.

White House makes final push for DREAM Act

The Obama administration stepped up its campaign Friday, Dec. 17th, to overcome a possible Republican filibuster of the DREAM Act, a bill that would provide undocumented immigrant youth a pathway to legal status through public service.The law would enable tens of thousands of immigrant youth to attend college or enter military service as well.

Estate tax giveaway: I paid my millions – now I want my billions

Republicans demanded "liberalization" of the estate tax on inherited wealth as the second part of the payback to the rich in exchange for letting workers and the unemployed keep their benefits and income for the coming year.

Tax cut deal: "A tremendous sacrifice" says Solis

The Obama administration pressed hard this week for passage of its framework on unemployment compensation and tax cuts.

Georgia Power, PSC Sticks it to Ratepayers

Original source: The Atlanta Progressive News

Discussion topic: What's in a name?

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Historic House Vote, Senate Strategy to Pass DREAM Act

Washington – Following the historic, bipartisan, 216-198 passage of the DREAM Act in the U.S. House of Representatives, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid set the stage for a vote on the same bill in the U.S. Senate.  On Thursday, he moved to table the Senate version of DREAM so that...

Money Is Still the Name of the Game

For years certain pundits and political scientists have insisted that money is not all that important in winning elections.

What Now? Thoughts on the Politics of 2010

We are living in a time of starkly contradictory trends.

The DREAM Act Will Create Economic Opportunities and Expand U.S. Economy

Washington D.C. - There are an estimated 2.1 million undocumented children and young adults in the United States who might be eligible for legal status under the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act (DREAM) Act.  Each year, tens of thousands of them graduate from primary or secondary school, often at the top of their classes.