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Group Made Its Way Through Mississippi Before Senate Runoff to Get Black People to Register to Vote—and to Understand Their Political Power

By Phillip on Tuesday, November, 27th, 2018 in Newsroom.

She was out canvassing the neighborhood with Tunica Teens In Action, a local organization that helps young people become politically engaged, when one of its members knocked on Gordon’s door and asked if he was registered to vote. He wasn’t, but Brown wasn’t only interested in Gordon’s voting habits. She also wanted to understand how Read more…


Padres & Jóvenes Unidos Calls for an End to the Over Policing of Students of Color in Denver Public Schools

By Phillip on Friday, November, 16th, 2018 in Newsroom.

Padres & Jóvenes, DPS students, and community members will be taking our concerns directly to the school board, demanding that they: 1. Release the full findings of the investigation into DPS’ role in allowing police to harass and traumatize the RiseUp Community School last spring. 2. Provide lasting and comprehensive mental health supports to the Read more…


After ‘racist and xenophobic’ ICE raids, Mark Pocan demands answers

By Phillip on Monday, October, 22nd, 2018 in Newsroom.

Voces de la Frontera and the Latino Consortium for Action, Dane County Immigration Collaborative have declared: “These ICE actions have had a horrific effect on our community that will last long after they leave. We are continuing to work to support our communities and families.” Students, teachers, workers and business owners have joined the outcry. Read more…


SFUSD Passes A Charter Oversight Resolution

By Phillip on Monday, October, 1st, 2018 in Newsroom.

Coleman Advocates and the Close the Gap coalition won oversight for SF charter schools to provide a voice for public schools being considered for charter co-locations; give charter families a place to bring concerns if their rights are being violated; and give community groups the ability to hold charter school discipline practices to standards closer Read more…


Voting Rolls Are Getting Younger in California as Pre-registration of Teens Tops 200,000

By Phillip on Wednesday, September, 26th, 2018 in Newsroom.

More than 200,000 California teenagers have pre-registered to vote since 2016, further evidence that the youth vote might play a larger role than usual in this year’s mid-term elections. The pre-registration milestone, announced Tuesday by Secretary of State Alex Padilla during a news conference at Francis Polytechnic High School in Los Angeles, includes 100,000 pre-registered Read more…


Earnell Lucas Defeats Richard Schmidt In Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Race

By Phillip on Wednesday, August, 15th, 2018 in Newsroom.

Voces de la Frontera, a local immigrant rights advocacy group, supported Lucas in the race and recently clashed with Schmidt on such controversial issues as jail deaths under former Clarke,  while Schmidt was second in command though not the top jail administrator, and enforcement of federal immigration laws. Voces representatives last week said Schmidt bears responsibility for deaths Read more…


Protesters block Loop traffic demanding rent control, elected school board

By Phillip on Thursday, June, 14th, 2018 in Newsroom.

Chicago Teachers Union joined forces with representatives from: Good Kids, Mad City and the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization, Action Now; the Pilsen Alliance. “Schools are being closed. … We’re being pushed out of our homes. Ten thousand Latino families pushed out of Pilsen. Twenty thousand families pushed out of Logan Square. You’ve got 250,000 black Read more…


Civil Rights Advocates to DeVos: Make It Clear Educators Can’t Report Students to ICE

By Phillip on Friday, June, 1st, 2018 in Newsroom.

Dozens of civil rights organizations are asking U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to clarify her recent contention that schools can decide whether or not to report undocumented students to immigration authorities. Those comments came during a wide-ranging House Education and the Workforce Committee hearing last week. Rep. Adriano D. Espaillat Cabral, D-N.Y., asked if teachers Read more…


Black Teens Have Been Fighting for Gun Reform for Years

By Phillip on Sunday, May, 20th, 2018 in Newsroom.

Charlene Carruthers, the national director at Black Youth Project 100, an activist organization focused on “creating justice and freedom for all Black people,” tweeted, “Gosh. This is amazing. And I’m not being sarcastic. I have to be honest and say that I’m a bit taken aback (and a bit hurt) that those of us who Read more…