An upbeat and forceful President Obama signaled he intends to use the rest of his second term to push for a progressive agenda on behalf of the nation's working people.
Many Democratic state legislators are eager to restore the massive funding cuts suffered by human services programs in recent years.
The nation is about to see the roll-out of a dramatic effort more diverse than any wage campaign in American history.
"DoD spending on service contracts is closing in on $200 billion annually; already, it is more than double the cost of the Department's entire civilian workforce."
Walmart employees' fight for justice and an end to retaliation reached a new level on Friday, with an estimated 1,600 actions and strikes.
President Obama's action does not fix all the problems. But it will temporarily make life for five million families safer, better and happier.
"By extending relief to an estimated four million people, the Obama Administration will help prevent unscrupulous employers from exploiting unprotected workers."
SEIU president Mary Kay Henry joined 15 other leaders in urging President Obama to let an estimated five to six million undocumented adults stay in the U.S.
These union workers are determined to prevent a takeover of Texas by "the most radical, right wing Republican ticket ever.
Moral Monday has staged "March to the Polls" and "Souls to the Polls" to early voting polling places across the state.