Posts Tagged as ‘President Obama’

breakthrough beat: Our very own Madhuri Mohindar on immigration at Netroots

Our very own, Madhuri Mohindar, will present two panels on immigration at Netroots Nation in the next few weeks. Netroots Nation is an annual convention that amplifies progressive voices online and in-person and provides space for discussing ways to improve the use of technology to influence the public debate. On Friday, July 23 (3:00 p.m.-5:45 [...]

July 12, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: TONIGHT: “Take Our [farm worker] Jobs” on Colbert and funnyman D.L. Hughley on immigration

Last week, we told you that Stephen Colbert is teaming up with U.S. farm workers to present a “tongue-in-cheek” campaign called “Take our Jobs”. Don’t miss out — UFW President, Arturo Rodriguez, is going on the Colbert Report tomorrow! Tune in to Comedy Central: Thursday, July 8th 11:30 pm EST / 11:30 pm PST The [...]

July 8, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: Post Obama’s speech and before the 4th, recognize today’s addition of 150 citizens

Yesterday, we covered Obama’s immigration speech to Congress. Today, newspapers are acknowledging 150 people becoming U.S. citizens at a ceremony on Ellis Island. The media further reports that across the country, 3,800 people are becoming naturalized citizens this holiday weekend. As we celebrate our nation’s independence, we should remember our first immigrants. Many had the [...]

July 2, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Obama’s bittersweet immigration speech

We want to commend President Obama for taking an enormous step to talk about the immigration debate as openly and honestly as he felt he could. He shared what many of us who work tirelessly on the issue have known for some time – “this is a nation of immigrants.” He talked about how immigration [...]

July 1, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

b-activists: President Obama finds common party ground on LGBT rights

Last week, President Obama changed the rules for the way the LGBT community functions in the hospital. In a decision that passed with little controversy, same-sex couples now have the legal right to visit their loved ones in the hospital and make medical decisions on their behalf. It is a significant win on behalf of [...]

April 19, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: For Justice Stevens’ birthday, you should say “thank you”

Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, a longtime leader of the liberal bloc of judges on the Supreme Court, is stepping down after decades of service and commitment to upholding the rights of individuals, human dignity, civil rights, women’s rights and environmental issues. He joined the Supreme Court in 1975 and after being the longest [...]

April 9, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

b-activists: Just in time, for Obama’s education plan, Nas urges students to stay in school

Earlier this month, President Obama released a plan to reduce the nation’s drop out rate, which sits at a staggering 30 percent. He aims to give $900 million in grants to schools that successfully curb their drop out rate. He released the proposal with former Secretary of State, Colin Powell, who heads America’s Promise Alliance, an organization [...]

March 19, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

b-activists: Shakira visits Oval Office and talks immigration and children’s rights

So we all know the Columbian-Lebanese pop singer, Shakira.  We were all ears when she broke into the English music world withWhenever, Wherever in 2001. But did you know that she is also a full-on activist?  This past Monday, she met with the President and spoke to White House officials about several issues including immigration reform. [...]

February 25, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Colin Powell has a change of heart about Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

It’s great to start the day with a pleasant surprise. And reading the news that former Secretary of State, Colin Powell has decided that it is time for the archaic “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy to be ended, was indeed a very pleasant surprise. This is considering that Powell, a Conservative, was previously one of [...]

February 4, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

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