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With all the heated rhetoric surrounding immigration reform, it's fair to ask if some in Washington fully understand the many contributions undocumented immigrants make to our country.
Unlike his immediate predecessors, President Obama's primary focus this week will not be human rights violations, AIDS or aid. This president will be taking care of business. During a weeklong visit to Africa, Obama will focus on trade and investment.
The state Supreme Court decided that Prop. 8 supporters had legal standing, so the 9th Circuit moved ahead with its consideration of the case, hearing more arguments on a motion by Prop. 8 backers asking that Walker’s ruling be thrown out because the judge was in a long-term same-sex relationship that he had not disclosed.
Two actions taken by the court this week signal a great falling out between them and us.
The landmark legislation of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 has been dealt a severe blow by the nation’s highest court forty-eight years after it was enacted, sparking outrage from the President to Black elected officials on Capitol Hill.
Oxfam is hoping to stem future human rights abuses by requiring greater disclosure by Securities and Exchange Commission-registered companies about payments made to developing nations. They’re also working with Rep. Karen Bass, who has already begun circulating a “Dear Colleague” letter calling for the adoption of a uniform regional mining code.
Congress’s new bipartisan task force on overcriminalization in the justice system held its first hearing earlier this month. It was a timely meeting: national crime rates are at historic lows, yet the federal prison system is operating at close to 40 percent over capacity.
Californian lawmaker Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) lashed out at Republicans Monday after the austerity budgets cuts known as the sequestration impacted local civilian personnel.
Congresswoman Karen Bass, Founder and Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth hosted 50 foster youth from Los Angeles and around the nation for the 2nd Annual “Shadow Day” in Washington.
All credible research shows that evidenced-based prevention programs for at-risk youth will greatly reduce crime and save much more than they cost, And, most importantly, these programs save lives.