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Making Sense of the 2020 Census
April 9, 2020
According to the Census Bureau post-enumeration survey, 800,000 African Americans went uncounted. What does this mean? It means once again, the voice of African Americans was denied. Many programs that impact African Americans are based in whole or part on data derived from the Census. History proves the disenfranchisement of Black people socially, politically and financially. Another ten years cannot pass before we realize how vital the United States Census is to the United States democracy. ... read more »
Sanders Drops 2020 Bid, Leaving Biden as Likely Nominee
April 8, 2020
Sanders had scheduled a rally in Ohio but canceled it amid fears about the spread of coronavirus — and the outbreak kept him home as his campaign appeared unsure of its next move. The senator addressed reporters the following day, but also sounded like a candidate who already knew he’d been beaten. ... read more »
House Passes $2 Trillion Stimulus Package Deal
April 2, 2020
Earlier, several civil rights organizations noted watching with vigilance as Senate negotiations and, later, voting in both chambers took place. "We know that when the economy goes into decline, people of color always bear the brunt," said Teresa Candori, communications director for the National Urban League. "We will be fighting to make sure the most vulnerable communities are not an afterthought." ... read more »
Trump Declares Virus Emergency; Pelosi Announces Aid Deal
March 13, 2020
President Donald Trump on Friday declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency in order to free up more money and resources. But he denied any responsibility for delays in making testing available for the new virus, whose spread has roiled markets and disrupted the lives of everyday Americans. ... read more »
Senator Kamala Harris Visits Watts to Host Roundtable Discussion on Economic Injustice and Ways to Uplift the Community
February 27, 2020
As this was the first of many, this roundtable opened the door and created a new and stronger relationship with Senator Harris who promised to continue to work with everyone to accomplish the goals set forth and produce a job fair in the summer for residents.   ... read more »
Maxine Waters Endorses Herb Wesson for L.A. County Supervisor
February 27, 2020
When “Auntie Maxine” speaks, the world listens. So, when the renowned U.S. Congresswoman endorsed Herb Wesson for Supervisor, constituents throughout the county echoed their support. ... read more »
FY 2021 White House Budget Proposal Cuts $5.6 Billion from Education
February 26, 2020
The recent White House fiscal year (FY) 2021 proposal would fund the Defense Department at $636.4 billion dollars, a slight increase above that of FY 2020 ... read more »
Donald Trump, Bill Barr and Roger Stone should be Sharing a Jail Cell
February 21, 2020
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) issued a statement on Attorney General Bill Barr’s decision to recommend leniency in the sentencing of Roger Stone, one of Donald Trump’s closest advisors, who was found guilty on seven federal counts, including obstructing official proceedings, making false statements to Congress, and witness tampering: ... read more »
Trump Pardoned His Cellmate but Rufus Rochell Remains in Federal Prison
February 20, 2020
It's not a rags-to-riches Philadelphia-to-California story, like that of Will Smith's fictional television character. Rufus Rochell's story is the real-life account of how the crack epidemic of the 1980s is inextricably linked to today's cry for criminal justice reform. It's also the story of how the rich and powerful receive special privileges, while the poor and powerless can only dare to dream. ... read more »
Black Voters are the Cornerstone of the Democratic Party
February 20, 2020
Trump is increasingly highlighting his pitch to African Americans as Democrats struggle to decide amongst a crowded field. Political observers understand that Trump is unlikely to win more than ten percent of the Black vote. But it is also understood that any percentage higher than average could be the margin of victory in a close race. ... read more »
DCCC Employs Innovative Game Plan to Increase New Democratic Majority
February 20, 2020
“[We] know that voting is an essential right and that expanding access to ballot is good for our democracy,” said Cheri Bustos, who in her role as DCCC chairwoman, heads what serves as the sole official campaign arm of the Democrats in the House of Representatives. “This legal strategy is only more urgent as Republicans have been emboldened by President Trump’s baseless and disproven claims of voter fraud. We are working to remove barriers to the ballot box and throughout the cycle we are going to keep pushing this work forward. That means devoting serious resources to engaging voters, inspiring them and then making sure they turn out to vote in November.” ... read more »
THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS OUTRAGED AT TRUMP’S BUDGET
February 12, 2020
The new fiscal budget by President Donald J. Trump ignores the needs of working-class Americans and reduces funding for healthcare and social safety net programs.  The ... ... read more »
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