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Arizona's New Immigration Law and the "92 Percent Situation"

May 28, 2010
Co-authored by Elisa Batista. The conversation is everywhere -- Arizona has a new immigration law that requires police officers to detain anyone who "looks like" an illegal immigrant and fails to produce proof of American citizenship. And legislators in seven other states are now debating similar bills as are gubernatorial candidates in several more states who have promised to enact similar legislation if they are elected. While news stories out of Arizona are describing the chilling effect the new law is having on men and women of Latino origin, what's not being adequately covered is the...
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Heartland Moms Go to K Street for Showdown

May 14, 2010
Heartland moms are participating in the Showdown on K Street on May 16 & 17! This is a story of a a fellow mother, woman and female consumer who will make the trip to Washington DC with me to tell Congress to support sound financial policies that work for the people not against them. You can take action on your own and support all mothers who are heading to K Street to fight for financial reform. Written by Ro bin Acree, executive director, GRO-Grass Roots Organizing: As a divorcee, single mom, grandma and female consumer it took me a long time to earn and build my own credit history...

Marching for My Mother

April 30, 2010
Op-ed written by Karn Saetang, Youth Organizer at Korean American Resource & Cultural Center (KRCC) in Chicago. Picture yourself as a young woman, born and raised in Thailand, and the only language you know is Thai. You have a job at a bank, and the money you make goes to your large family. Every Sunday, you go to the wat (temple), and pray for a better life for your family. You fall in love with a man in Bangkok; he wants to pursue an American dream. You've never even left town, but now he is asking you to go to the other side of the globe – a place you’ve only seen on television. You...

"I wanted to go with my mommy."

March 5, 2009
UPDATE: The Department of Justice just announced that they are starting an investigation into the unfair practices of Sheriff Arpaio in Arizona.
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