At least 800,000 of the nation's 2.1 million federal workers will be required to stay home Tuesday if the government shuts down as a result of Republican grandstanding.
The chances of avoiding a goverment shutdown in five days are becoming slimmer and slimmer, and the union AFGE is in full mobilization mode against it.
A blow was dealt against a possible bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill in the House of Representatives when two more Republican members withdrew. However, immigrant rights activists vow that they will not be deterred.
The demonstrators say ALEC is hurting just about everyone in America who is not part of the top one percent.
"It is clear ALEC is working in secret to push state policies in an extreme right direction, but working families are standing up to this agenda."
WASHINGTON - Sen. Tom Carper has moved the United States Postal Service one big step closer to extinction this weekend by introducing his new Postal Reform Act (S. 1486).
The Dream Defenders, a multi-racial human rights organization of youth, began their takeover of the Florida Statehouse last week.
The Texas Senate voted 19-11 for harsh anti-abortion measures that include a 20-week ban on abortions, with no exemptions for rape or incest.
What is clear is that the immigrant rights movement is facing the fight of its life.
It would still represent a major victory for immigrants, labor and the working class. It would grant legal status to most undocumented, including some who have already been ordered to depart.