Immigrant workers, joined by labor, clergy and civil rights groups, launched a national campaign for immigration reform last week with over 100 vigils, rallies and press events.
Yesterday's Senate contest in Massachusetts shows that voters are "frustrated at the lack of action coming from Washington," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said today.
If all goes as planned, Congress will try once more to deal with comprehensive immigration reform in February and March of this year.
The Obama administration launched an unprecedented $340 million promotional blitz for the 2010 Census on Monday with the debut of the Census Portrait of America Road Tour.
Health Care for America Now has launched an intensive campaign calling for public option and other measures in the final bill.
A Philadelphia rally makes the point that the Senate's health care bill is not the end of the struggle.
"Tough fight begins" - Immigrant rights organizations around the San Francisco Bay Area welcomed introduction of reform legislation by Illinois Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez.
Health care reform advocates in Congress and some who have been resisting reform say the reported Senate compromise puts substantive health care reform within reach.
Hundreds of candlelight vigils across the nation Dec. 8 protested a deal on health care reform in the Senate that caves in to the insurance lobby.
The Senate opened debate on health care reform legislation Monday, but the real action may be happening behind the scenes and at the grass roots.