Vote suppression and denying ex-felons the right to vote are the new Jim Crow laws of the 21st century, says NAACP leader.
The slowness to rebuild the health care system served the interests of those seeking to permanently remove poor people and many working families from the area, union leaders and others here say. Unions have taken up the fight for restoring health care facilities and building new ones where they are needed.
Tthe first phase of the California Dream Act, signed July 25, makes it possible for undocumented college students to apply for privately funded scholarships administered through the state's university and community college systems.
The enormous tasks of rebuilding after Katrina also has at least one local Republican siding with the unions.
It was 101 degrees in the shade, but that didn't stop 200 white-haired retirees and others from rallying against any cuts to these programs.
SEATTLE - People lined up at microphones at a July 23 "speak out" here to demand that Congress stop kowtowing to the corporations and do what voters elected them to do: create good jobs at a living wage.
Hundreds of Frederick County workers packed the county hearing room to speak to the five county commissioners two days in a row this week.
Recall fever got an enormous boost July 19 when Democratic incumbent Dave Hansen easily crushed a legally challenged Republican challenger.
The bosses don't want lots of union workers because they tend to break down the racial divide that has slowed progress in this part of the country ever since the end of the Civil War.
Katrina was the first in what would become a series of tragedies for the Big Easy, the next being the 2010 BP oil spill.