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You might see candidates show up on TV or give a speech prior to that holiday, but voters really didn't pay much attention until that two-month period leading up to the November election.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
NYT: Democrats Using Ferguson Shooting To Mobilize Voters For 2014
Democrats are using the tragic shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri earlier this month to mobilize black voters ahead of the midterm elections.
Ferguson Can't Save Senate for Democrats
In a year in which the odds are heavily stacked against the Democrats it is to be expected that the party will try just about anything in their quest to retain control of the Senate.
If Democrats Seek to "Rally Blacks" Against Police Militarization,...
Democrats are trying to mobilize African-Americans outraged by the shooting in Ferguson, Mo., to help them retain control of at least one chamber of Congress for President Obama's final two years in office.... "Ferguson has made it crystal clear to the African-American community and others that we've got to go to the polls," said Representative ... (more)
Reconnecting With The Very American Ideal That Labor Rights Are Human Rights
Congressmen. Keith Ellison and John Lewis have proposed legislation to protect union organizing as a civil right.
Sun Aug 31, 2014
The Daily Caller
Five Things Labor Unions Do To Celebrate Labor Day
For many Americans, Labor Day means one last long weekend to end the summer. But the U.S. Department of Labor describes the holiday as "a creation of the labor movement," meaning labor unions.
Elections are the only damn thing in this country that makes a damn bit of difference for most of us as citizens.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
Senate Dems push black voter turnout
With their Senate majority imperiled, Democrats are trying to mobilize African-Americans outraged by the shooting in Ferguson, Mo., to help them retain control of at least one chamber of Congress for President Barack Obama's final two years in office.
The Washington Post
National Book Festival lures huge crowds of readers
For the die-hard book lovers of Washington, the Mall was the perfect place for the celebrated National Book Festival, the largest festival of its kind in the country.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
The Miami Herald
Campaign Watch: This week in the race to November
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Curtis proposed ideas to help those with student loan debt as she, her Republican opponent Rep. Steve Daines, and U.S. House candidates Republican Ryan Zinke and Democrat John Lewis campaigned in all corners of the state.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Clinton bemoans policing inequities
Hillary Clinton on Thursday made her first public remarks on the racial unrest in Ferguson, Mo., saying that "we cannot ignore the inequities" in America's justice system and "we can do better" than what happened with the shooting of Michael Brown and its aftermath.
Rep. Lewis shares March on Washington photo on #TBT
Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., shared a reminder of the nation's civil rights history in his post for Throwback Thursday.
Should Union Organizing Be A Civil Right?
I am a law school graduate who went into teaching rather than legal practice and then began to see how badly government has mangled education at all levels.
Key Congressional Races May Hinge On Support From Native Americans, Alaska Natives
Though Native American and Alaska Native communities are often overlooked in electoral politics, their votes could decide the outcome of three close congressional contests this November.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
John Lewis, James Clyburn to Represent Congress at National Book Festival
The National Book Festival will feature not just one but two members of Congress for its 2014 gathering, which kicks off Saturday at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown D.C. - Reps.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
John Lewis to rally black voters in 2014
Democrats in races that will help determine control of the Senate are rapidly burning through their campaign cash, whittling away their financial advantage over Republican opponents as they fend off attacks from conservative groups, according to... Georgia civil rights leader U.S. Rep. John Lewis , along with the rest of the Congressional Black ... (more)
The Media's Oft-Repeated Ferguson Fact That Means Nothing
The Washington Post published a Eugene Robinson column on Tuesday that was basically a copy-and-paste of an op-ed the paper already printed over the weekend by MSNBC's TourA© .
Mon Aug 25, 2014
CBC members push police czar idea
Rep. Elijah Cummings, along with other members of the Congressional Black Caucus, sent a letter Monday to President Barack Obama, urging the administration to pursue changes to local law enforcement structure to "prevent more Fergusons," including a federal czar to oversee local law enforcement.
Civil rights leaders push Obama for mandatory racial bias training
A long list of civil rights leaders and black Democrats on Monday urged President Obama to make policy changes aimed at improving relations between local law enforcement and racial minorities.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
The Columbus Dispatch
OSU civil-rights exhibit is reminder of progress, lingering problems
As protests continue in Ferguson, Mo., over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer, the Ohio State University libraries are hosting exhibits to mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.