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Senate reaches 60 votes for landmark anti-discrimination bill

Republican Nevada Senator Dean Heller indicated his support for the anti-discrimination bill, ENDA today, saying, "that supporting this legislation is the right thing to do."

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ENDA nears passage in Senate

Two Republican senators signed on as co-sponsors of the bill, and all Democrats have either signed on as co-sponsors or pledged to vote for it.

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Voters cast mail ballots in the Evergreen State

Washington State voters received their mail ballots last week, their chance to vote on I-522, a statewide ballot measure that would require labeling of all genetically engineered food.

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Immigrants strap themselves to wheels of deportation buses

The peaceful blockade succeeded in halting the day's proceedings where detainees were to have been hauled before a judge and sentenced as a group.

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Calif. governor signs immigrant rights bills

"While Washington waffles on immigration, California's forging ahead," Brown said in announcing the signings. "I'm not waiting."

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Campaign launched to rename Nathan Bedford Forrest H.S.

Progressives say the true symbolism behind the name change is that of social justice, a solid stepping stone for the South to "rise again."

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Join us Tuesday to discuss “Modern genocide in South Dakota”

American Indian children of the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota Sioux nations are being removed from their homes by state officials under cover of law.

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Bayard Rustin LGBT coalition highlights civil rights leader’s role

The San Francisco chapter of the Bayard Rustin LGBT Coalition rallied to highlight the contributions of Rustin, an often-overlooked civil rights figure.

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Activists demand Rep. Dan Lipinski support immigration reform

Nestled in a small  strip mall here in the shadow of Midway Airport sits Democrat Rep. Dan Lipinski's office. It was to that office immigration activists delivered a birthday cake recently.

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Opponent of stop-and-frisk fears for her son

"I think about the humiliation these young men go through, being stopped and frisked, and ask myself, 'When will it be my son's first time?'"

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