Category: REPUBLICANS

The Republican Health Care Plan is an Attack on People Like Me

Darryl Lorenzo Wellington

June 23, 2017 at 12:14 pm

This article first appeared on The Progressive. How many Americans will be impacted by the GOP’s Obamacare repeal legislation, drafted under veils of secrecy? How many will suffer the consequences? Probably everyone. But the harshest impacts will be felt by those Americans who are already the most vulnerable. Individuals and families who need maternity care, […]

Is the RNC Ready for an Immigration Makeover?

Guest Blogger

March 19, 2013 at 12:00 am

By Alesia Lucas & Sarah English The Republican National Committee (RNC) has wrapped up their meeting and may be ready for a party makeover. Instead of playing the blame game, like they did after losing last November, Republicans took an introspective look and identified key flaws in their platform and campaign. This resulted in a […]

Tell your Representatives that you want immigration reform, now!

Alesia Lucas

March 18, 2013 at 12:00 am

Tomorrow is the final day of National Call-in week for immigration reform.  We need everyone to call their representatives and urge them to support immigration reform that keeps families together and creates a reasonable pathway to citizenship. We have the chance to fix our country’s broken immigration system which has torn apart so many people […]

A Great Day as VAWA is Reauthorized

Community Change

March 7, 2013 at 12:00 am

Today, President Obama reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), expanding protection to immigrants, LGBT individuals and Native Americans.  At the bill signing, President Obama spoke of when the bill was first passed in 1994, saying, “It didn’t just change the rules—it changed our culture.”  He described how VAWA started a conversation about domestic abuse […]

Making Minimum Wage a Living Wage

Alesia Lucas

February 13, 2013 at 12:00 am

Overall, 77% of those who watched The State of the Union Address were pleased with what the President had to say.  It was a passionate plea and directive to the Congress and the American public. One of the most popular pieces on social media sites was the President’s remarks on increasing the federal minimum wage. […]

The Poverty Predicament

Alesia Lucas

January 23, 2013 at 12:00 am

The word ‘poor’ is treated like a four-letter word by politicians. But with the downturn of our economy and slow job market, the issue of poverty has become more serious but oddly more nonexistent on the policy pages of our politicians.  The issue with poverty is that there currently isn’t a clear solution that both […]

Immigration Is Still On the List

Alesia Lucas

January 10, 2013 at 12:00 am

President Obama’s second term has no shortage of key issues. While some feared that the important issue of gun control and the debt ceiling would overshadow the need for comprehensive immigration reform, a top administration official confirmed that the issue hasn’t left the President’s to-do list.  The President admitted during the campaign that the “biggest […]

Keeping Families Together in our Fight for Immigration Reform

Alesia Lucas

December 11, 2012 at 12:00 am

This year has been a huge one for DREAMers who earlier this year were granted deferred action status. But the fight for DREAMers is not over. Although they now have the ability to stay in the U.S. without fear, their parents and other family members do not live with same sense of security.   Keeping families […]

Voting For The First Time At 71

Alesia Lucas

October 24, 2012 at 12:00 am

The Campaign for Community Change is working with several groups in the field to register a record number of new voters for this year’s election. In the days leading up to the election we would like to share stories from our organizers and shine a spotlight on their work. Here’s what Ian C., an organizer […]

Hungry American Children

Alesia Lucas

September 5, 2012 at 12:00 am

There have been a lot of speeches at both the Democratic and Republican Conventions, but only Jeff Bridges has spoken at both.  Unfortunately, Bridges speech will not garner the much needed attention his topic deserves: ending childhood hunger in the United States. Bridges is right to bring the topic to both conventions. Fighting childhood hunger […]

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