DACA Under Siege by Trump and AG Jeff Sessions

Last week, Trump pardoned Arizona’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a notorious national symbol of racism who refused court orders to stop his racial profiling in his zealous multi-year campaign of persecution against Latino communities. Now, one week later, Trump is throwing MORE red meat to his anti-immigrant and white supremacist supporters by going after immigrant kids, …

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New Ads on How Latinos Can Make History in Rejecting Trump

27 million is not just a number, it’s the number of eligible Latino voters  Just days away from Election Day, Hillary for America released new English and Spanish language TV, digital and radio ads entitled “27 Million Strong.” The ads, including a TV ad narrated by Emmy Award winning actor Jimmy Smits, capture how Latinos …

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New HRC Radio Ad Features Trump Hotel Staffer Saying Trump Treats Employees like “Second Class Workers”

Today, Hillary for America released a new Spanish language ad, “No es de oro” (All that Glitters Isn’t Gold), featuring a Latina Trump Hotel worker in Las Vegas who recounts  how Trump treats his employees like “second-class workers.” Don’t let the glitzy Trump Hotel facades fool you– as the housekeeping employee explains, Trump has no …

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Supreme Court Takes Up ‘Fundamental Concept of Democracy’ in Voting Case

Supreme Court to decide if states should be required to draw legislative districts based on eligible voters or total populations — by Nadia Prupis, CommonDreams staff writer The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday heard a case on redistricting that could have a profound impact on voting and representation nationwide, as it considered the dynamics of …

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Fixing the Voting Rights Act — HR3899

Nearly 50 years ago, with Martin Luther King Jr. standing beside him, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law to protect African-Americans and other minorities from racist policies that made it harder for them to register to vote and participate in the political process. But last summer, the right-wing ideologues on the …

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America the Beautiful for the 21st Century

Coca-Cola deserves praise for its inclusive Super Bowl commercial. —by Raul A. Reyes During this year’s Super Bowl, Coca-Cola debuted a 60-second commercial paying tribute to the diversity of our nation. Coke’s “It’s Beautiful” ad featured expansive scenes of the country and shots of a wide variety of real people. Some of them were enjoying …

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Our Star-Spangled Banner Waves for All of Us

The racist attacks on a young Mexican-American prodigy who sang the National Anthem didn’t occur in a vacuum. By Raul A. Reyes Before game three of the recent NBA Finals in San Antonio, Sebastien de la Cruz stepped up to the microphone and belted out the National Anthem. Decked out in his mariachi suit, the 11-year-old “America’s Got …

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What Post-Racial America?

It will take more than President Barack Obama’s tenure to vanquish American prejudice and racial injustice. — by Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins Having an African-American president is convenient. It boosts U.S. credibility in the Global South and makes us look like we’re making progress toward wiping out racism when we’re not. But …

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