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Maya Rockeymoore

By john a. powell and Maya Rockeymoore

In this year's State of the Union address, President Obama announced a new initiative focused on the needs of boys and men of color. While the overall address received much applause, this new effort was met with a conspicuous silence. The president may have anticipated this less than generous response. As if to preemptively address his critics, he assured the nation that this initiative would not require any money from the government and instead would be funded through private donations from foundations and other nongovernment entities.

Wednesday, July 09 2014 14:21

U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia

Democracy was founded on the principle that every voice should have a vote. As the end of this year draws near, those voices calling for a vote on immigration reform have never been louder. The calls are heard across cultures, across communities, across the country.

Thursday, December 19 2013 14:03

U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez

U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) is urging Congress, in the wake of the government shutdown, to refocus on important issues such as comprehensive immigration reform.

Monday, November 04 2013 15:50

U.S. Rep. Charles B. Rangel

Congress designated September as National Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month to help focus attention on the need for research and treatment of sickle cell disease.  Sickle Cell Disease is an inherited condition that affects an estimated 100,000 individuals in the United States and millions globally.

Thursday, October 03 2013 12:01

U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee

Why would Members of Congress commit to spend only $4.50 a day on food and live on the budget of the average SNAP recipient? The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly called Food Stamps), is an essential lifeline that helps put food on the table for 47 million hungry Americans, and it is under fire.

Wednesday, June 12 2013 16:06

U.S. Rep. Charles B. Rangel

I am pleased that the President's FY14 Budget addresses the student loan crisis in our country. From leading the world into the age of democracy to spearheading the technological revolution, America has always been at the forefront of greatness. 

Friday, April 12 2013 13:34

U.S. Rep. Yvette D. Clarke

While in search of the American Dream, many immigrants have made unimaginable sacrifices to create a better life for their families. Some arrived to our shores legally with temporary visitor, worker or student visas which they have overstayed.

Wednesday, March 13 2013 09:38

U.S. Rep. Charles B. Rangel

President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address was a renewed commitment to rebuilding our nation. Strengthening our economy is essential to our stability, and can only be accomplished by creating jobs, rebuilding our middle class, and investing in our future.

Thursday, February 14 2013 12:12
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