July

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Voter suppression: NAACP strategizes to turn out vote in 2014

As the 2014 midterm elections quickly approach, the battle against voter suppression is still being waged.

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Cuba Caravanistas welcomed in Dallas

Participants explained why they are going: "To deliver aid to our brothers and sisters in Cuba as a direct challenge to the U.S. government's cruel and immoral economic blockade."

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NAACP: "Our agenda is essential" for democracy

The nation's oldest, largest, and most widely known civil rights organization convened to address the need to push back against voter suppression and other significant topics.

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Steel workers campaign to bring outsourced jobs home

"It makes no sense that manufacturing workers and taxpayers are still being asked to subsidize the cost of shipping our jobs overseas with a tax loophole that should be eliminated."

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Chicagoans take to the streets against school cuts

The meeting came on the heels of the announcement that CPS was cutting over $50 million from neighborhood schools and diverting it to politically connected charter school.

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Netroots Nation 2014: Building a movement in 140 characters

Many of the panels, views, and strategies focused on at the Detroit conference emphasized activism, getting out the vote and ways to combat right extremism.

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Workers and lawmakers team up to force fair scheduling at Walmart

Walmart workers were on Capitol Hill telling lawmakers how the giant retailer's scheduling practices make it impossible for most of them to lead anything approaching a normal life.

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U.S. policy driving the children north

The poverty and suffering of Guatemalans, and especially indigenous Guatemalans, is rooted in long term U.S. policy in the region.

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Convergence in Jacksonville to call for Marissa Alexander's freedom

Regional and national activists will come together to support domestic violence survivor Marissa Alexander and strengthen opposition to mandatory minimum sentencing.

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Teachers unions to Education Secretary Duncan: Leave!

The AFT convention has a blunt message for Education Secretary Arne Duncan: You flunk the test of helping the nation's schools and kids, so leave.

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