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A Victory for Fairness and Respect in Our Nation

December 22, 2011
At MomsRising we're always looking out to make sure that mothers and families are treated fairly in our nation. In 2009, we saw a video that shocked us : two young children crying, alone in a car, reaching out for their mother who'd been taken away by deputies wearing ski masks after being stopped...
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The Next Citizen's Movement -- Respectful Dialogue

December 6, 2011
by Tojosan on On December 4, 2011, the Livingroom Conversations Website went live and I co-hosted a demonstration Living Room Conversation gathering with my conservative partner Amanda Kathyrn Roman. I'm still feeling the glow. I expanded...
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Five Myths About California DREAMers

November 28, 2011
What is a California election without some good old-fashioned scapegoating? We Californians are innovators in so many ways: home to the first personal computer, the nation’s first recycling program and ground zero for the Americans with Disabilities Act. But we also have this nasty history of...
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Children Left Behind: Number of Children in Foster Care Due to Parents’ Detention Climbs

November 22, 2011
Emily Butera is the Senior Program Officer for Detention and Asylum at the Women's Refugee Commission Maribel was driving in Virginia with her one-year-old child when she was pulled over by a police officer, who asked to see her driver’s license. A Mexican citizen living in the U.S. without a visa...
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Let the Conversation Begin....

November 14, 2011
The day Arizona Governor Brewer signed SB 1070 was the day that I decided to leave "traditional" journalism to pursue a career as an independent journalist reporting on issues that impact the Latino community. My hopes are to tell stories that accurately portray the community and bring a balanced...

A Wish for the Holidays

November 9, 2011
Do you have a wish for this holiday season? I do. I wish that all families can stay together. That’s why I’m participating in A Wish for the Holidays, a campaign to gather 5,000 letters from kids asking our nation’s leaders to ensure that families stay together. For me, holidays all boil down to...
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Frightening Children in Alabama

October 17, 2011
I do not understand deliberate cruelty. I understand it exists. I understand that those who practice it can often justify it as excusable and even noble. But cruelty to a child? This is beyond all understanding.
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Bernard’s Story: Moms are Vital in the Fight for Family Unity

October 14, 2011
The strength of motherhood has struck me whenever I’ve encountered the stories of young people being threatened with deportation to countries they no longer know - their mothers and the mothers in their communities are among the most powerful advocates in keeping families together. Several years...
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Governor Brown Signs AB 131 California Dream

October 10, 2011
On October 8, in response to Governor Jerry Brown's signing of AB 131 (Cedillo), the second half of the California DREAM Act, the California Immigrant Policy Center issued the following statement: We heartily applaud Governor Brown's historic decision to sign AB 131. We agree with the Governor that...
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Alabama's new law and the impact on immigrant families

October 4, 2011
Fifty years ago, Alabama found itself at the center of a national battle for justice and civil rights. The bus boycotts, freedom rides and efforts to integrate schools and universities are widely looked upon as watershed moments in the march towards equality. The history books tell us that progress...
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