Progressive forces have had the prospect of paid sick time, an advance for low-wage workers, snatched from them, at least temporarily, by big business forces and their allies .
New York State assemblyman Vito J. Lopez has been censured for substantiated accusations of sexual harassment of two women who worked in his district office. Lopez has denied the charges.
Labor unions have piles of evidence they say prove the law cannot be implemented without blocking the votes of as many as 750,000 people.
Will the choice be in favor of the interests of the 1% at the peril of everyone else? Or will our country come together and represent the needs of the majority?
The organization announced recently that it would air an anti-Obama documentary on cable and broadcast television from coast to coast.
Republican legislators are passing voter suppression laws to take voting rights away. Most affected are people of color, women and working families.
Estimates are that the law will disenfranchise one in 10 eligible voters - mostly people of color, students, seniors and low-income voters.
The St. Louis rally was held simultaneously with other rallies in Kansas City and Jefferson City, the Missouri state capital.
Reacting to Republican efforts to suppress voting, the African American community and the AFL-CIO are mounting a massive effort to promote balloting.
People's World pamphlet "Democracy at the Crossroads: Class Warfare and the 2012 Elections" is available to order or to download.