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Today in history: LBJ’s “Great Society” is launched

On this date in 1964, a nearly $1 billion anti-poverty measure was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

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Bill would restore voting protections in time for 2016 election

The bill, the Voting Rights Advancement Act, would ensure that voting rights are protected in the 2016 presidential election.

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Voting Rights Act turns 50 - is it on agenda for GOP debate?

With voting rights under fire, GOP candidates have an opportunity to address the need to fix one of the nation's most important statutes.

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Today in history: The Americans with Disabilities Act signed 25 years ago

It was dedicated activism that accomplished these measures so that the benefits of living in a modern society can be accessed by millions more people.

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Unionists, retirees to lead mass pro-Medicare rallies on July 30

Unions also want to use the rallies to again push for "Medicare for all," namely government-run single-payer national health insurance.

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At start of N.C. voting rights trial, activists take to the streets

"When I think of the martyrs of the civil rights movement who died for the right to vote, this country should be doing everything possible to ensure all people can vote."

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Confederate flag taken down at South Carolina Capitol

The state's Senate and House voted to remove the flag; chants of "take it down" eventually morphed into chants of "U.S.A." as the flag was lowered.

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The fight for affordable housing rages in New York

The rent stabilization program was allowed to expire and over 1 million households are now at risk of being priced out when their leases go up for renewal.

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House votes to approve Fast Track

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve Fast Track trade authority today. The bill passed with a vote of 218-208. 

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Questions about the Fast Track vote?

Keep up the good work by thanking those in Congress who stood with working families on trade by voting no on both parts of the Fast Track bill.

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