Utah on Target to Eradicate Homelessness by 2015

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An end to homelessness? In 2005, Utah set out to do something very different than the typical strategy of getting the hard-core homeless off drugs and alcohol, and making them jump through enough bureaucratic hoops to obtain some state assistance and finally get what they need most: permanent housing. Utah started a pilot program that […]

President Obama’s speech at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington DC

President Obama spoke on Wednesday, August 28th at the Lincoln Memorial on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.  Watch what he had to say in the video below. 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington Speech Transcript To the King family, who have sacrificed and inspired so much, to President Clinton, President Carter, […]

Sagging Pants Could Get You Jail Time in St. Louis

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According to St. Louis native and social justice blogger at Michelle Parrinello-Cason, sagging pants is about to become a crime in St. Louis. An ordinance which currently includes nudity, sexual acts and public urination as forms of indecent exposure, could also make it illegal to “wear pants below the waist, which expose skin or undergarments”. Read […]

Republicans Dismayed Over Loss of the Asian Vote {BlogHer}

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Republicans Dismayed over “loss” of the Asian Vote {BlogHer} by Grace Hwang Lynch Don’t make me say I told you so. In Mandarin Chinese, there is a phrase, wo gei ni shuo. Literally translated, it means, “Let me tell you…” But it also implies that you should pull up a chair, because what I have to say […]

Opinion: Why Latinos Need to Vote {NBCLatino}

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Opinion: Why Latinos Need to Vote by Stephen A. Nuño Some argue that neither Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney deserve your vote on Tuesday. But you are a fool if you consciously decide not to vote for president on Tuesday. You are a fool because this is your country and this is a democracy, and to abstain from […]

Dying to Vote: Don’t Let Their Struggle be in Vain

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Don’t Let Their Struggle be in Vain My Precious Babies, Mommy voted today. I didn’t get to vote during the last Presidential election because I was with you, D’Lo, at Doernbecher’s Children’s Hospital – witnessing the fight of your life. Already an emotional wreck from watching your battle, I cried deep tears when Barack Obama was elected. I knew in that moment, […]

The Power of Voting & Kids at the Polls

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The Power of Voting Do you know how precious the right to vote is? Many have died trying to do something as simple as filling in the dot on a ballot. The privilege of going to the polls is something we should all recognize and appreciate. Our children need to learn not to take the […]

California’s Proposition 37 – What You Need To Know & Why You Should Support It

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Why You Should Support California’s Proposition 37 Also see Proposition 37 – Don’t Support Companies Who Hide GMOs, Vote With Your Dollar. California’s Office of the Secretary of State announced on Monday, July 9, 2012, that the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act, also known as the GMO labeling initiative, will appear on voter ballots […]

Proposition 37 – Don’t Support Companies Who Hide GMOs, Vote With Your Dollar

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Proposition 37 – Don’t Support Companies Who Hide GMOs, Vote With Your Dollar Also see California’s Proposition 37 – What You Need To Know & Why You Should Support It. The food fight over California’s historic Proposition 37 ballot initiative, which would require labeling of food products that contain GMO ingredients, is heating up, now that an influx of […]

WATCH: The Importance of the Latino Vote in 2012 {NBC Latino}

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Syndicated from BiculturalMom.com NBC Latino’s Sandra Lilley discusses importance of the Latino vote in 2012 Really interesting video here and I think this is a must-watch if you want to understand the “Latino Vote“.  Basically, the conversation breaks down the reason why Latinos who may hold more Republican values, might not be comfortable voting for the […]

Redistricting Halted in Texas {BiculturalMom.com}

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Syndicated from BiculturalMom.com Redistricting Halted in Texas Go ahead, tell me racism doesn’t exist. Tell me that it doesn’t play a role in the election process. Fellow Texans, can you believe this?  I know you’ve been watching it for a while and feeling helpless to stop what seemed like an unchecked redlining of political sectors in […]

WATCH: Teens Say It’s Time for a Woman Moderator to Host a 2012 Presidential Debate!

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Teens Say It’s Time for a Woman Moderator to Host a 2012 Presidential Debate! Emma Axelrod, Sammi Siegel and Elena Tsemberis are three high school students from New Jersey who are campaigning to add a woman to this year’s roster of Presidential debates.  After particpating in their schools Civics & Government Insitute they realized that it’s been […]