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Madhu Vulimiri

The concept of a “path to citizenship” might be more than just a hopeful buzzword for Latino immigrants. It may be the path to reducing economic disparities for the growing population of Latinos in the United States.

Tuesday, June 11 2013 15:44
 


Terri Wright

When asked by a potential community partner what was the one thing that could be done to improve the health of its citizens, Dr. Adewale Troutman, the then newly appointed director for Louisville’s health department* answered, “to make sure that everyone graduates from high school”.  Like many others, the community partner wondered - what does high school graduation have to do with health?

Monday, June 10 2013 13:05
 


Shanel Adams

This week, we found out that millions of Americans’ telephone records are being collected by the Federal Government. An article in The Guardian exposed that the National Security Agency requires cell phone provider, Verizon Wireless, to give them information on all information in their systems. The court order suggests that these records are collected without any indication of wrongdoing by the telephone users.

Friday, June 07 2013 16:13
 


GlobalPolicy.tv

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore, president and CEO of Global Policy Solutions, a social change strategy firm based in Washington, D.C., guests hosts The Agenda with Ari Rabin-Havt of "Media Matters" on SiriusXM and interviews Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) on the Congressional Black Caucus's budget plan to create jobs, strengthen education, and support communities of color.

Friday, June 07 2013 10:07
 


Shanel Adams

President Barack Obama gave a speech on counterterrorism yesterday. In the speech he suggested that the War on Terror was coming to an end but with little indication of when. He also addressed other security issues such as adding more restrictions to the use of drones overseas. 

Friday, May 24 2013 15:36
 


Mariah Craven

On the morning of May 31st, Biannela Susana will find out how much more time she’ll spend in prison in connection with the death of her youngest son. Whether the judge sentences her to the maximum 30 years or not, it’s hard to imagine that any punishment will top the nightmare that her life has been so far. In 2011, Biannela and her then 12-year-old son Cristian were charged in the death of two-year-old David.

Wednesday, May 22 2013 10:59
 


Shanel Adams

Yesterday, the Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing related to the nation’s use of military forces. The hearing included testimonies about the law of armed conflict as well as the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force. The war authorization was passed after 9/11 and allows the President to put military forces anywhere. As you can imagine, this power outraged many policy makers, especially those committed to bringing all troops back home. 

Friday, May 17 2013 13:39
 


Lisa Schechtman

One thing I love about my job is that no two days are the same.  “Policy and advocacy” means lots of things: listening, persuading, recommending a course of action and—perhaps most importantly—giving a voice to people who haven’t been given the opportunity to speak up for themselves. Advocacy happens when someone engages in dialogue about an issue they care about—and I care about making water and sanitation a reality for people in every corner of the globe.

Tuesday, May 14 2013 12:12