Posts Tagged as ‘Congress’

b-activists: Young people across the country get involved with The DREAM Act

Following years of discussion surrounding The DREAM Act (The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act,) lawmakers are finally facing a vote on the issue in the upcoming lame duck session of Congress. The DREAM Act, legislation drafted by both Republicans and Democrats, would give smart, motivated and passionate students, who were brought to [...]

December 3, 2010 by Michelle | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Domestic violence survivors first to be affected by Arizona law

(From our Restore Fairness blog.) The starting day for Arizona’s controversial new anti-immigrant law SB1070 is fast approaching. July 29th is around the corner and the country waits with bated breath as the Obama administration argues for an injunction to stop the law from being implemented. A Reuters article discusses the four scenarios that could occur. [...]

July 21, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Invisible Children help pass bill for Africa through Congress; next stop, Obama

Invisible Children succeeds in getting Congress to pass the LRA Disarmament Act to put an end to human rights violations in Central Africa; now all that’s left is a signature from President Obama to implement the bill.

May 19, 2010 by Annie | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Tonight on HBO – Ted Kennedy fights for immigration rights and more up until his death

Tune into The Senators’ Bargain tonight at 8pm EST on HBO2 for a behind-the-scenes look at the journey of former Senator Ted Kennedy’s immigration bill through our nation’s political system.

March 24, 2010 by Annie | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Congress passes health care reform (finally- and what this means in plain English)

The day has finally come. After the formation of the Tea Party (formally tea baggers), a long road of chaotic town hall meetings, Congressmen getting spit on or racially insulted, and constant misinformation, health care is on its way to reform. Most of the news has focused on the extreme protests and tension between the [...]

March 22, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Congress introduces International Violence Against Women Act

Congress made strides Thursday in human rights by introducing the International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA). The act is supported by Senators John Kerry, Barbara Boxer, Olympia Snowe, and Susan Collins and Representatives, William Delahunt, Ted Poe and Jan Schakowsky. If passed, it would work towards ending attacks on women globally by creating programs that [...]

February 5, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b- the change: Send a postcard to keep immigrant families together

The Interfaith Immigration Coalition is asking you to participate in a postcard campaign to keep families together. It’s as simple as going on their website and e-mailing Congress a postcard about how you feel about our broken immigration system. Remind Congress about the importance of family and how that relates to immigration reform. The IIC [...]

January 25, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: Spread Courage Campaign’s “Insurance Jive” – It tells how health insurance really works

The Courage Campaign wants to put a new spin on the term death panels. As part of their ongoing campaigns to hold our government and our businesses accountable, they’ve released a new video titled “Insurance Jive,” explaining to us that while the idea of death panels sounds like a stretch, something similar already exists- and [...]

August 24, 2009 by akshay | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

our daily chirp: 4 years after Katrina, the Gulf Coast is still not fully recovered and needs your help!

Our friends at are always taking the lead on establishing critical petitions. You’ll want to type your John Hancock to this one: 4 years after Katrina, the Gulf Coast is still not fully recovered and needs your help! The bill which is soon to be introduced into Congress by Representative Zoe Lofgren’s [...]

May 21, 2009 by heidi | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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