The following is an interview with Communist Party Executive Vice Chair Jarvis Tyner in response to President Obama's January 27th state of the union address. It was conducted Thursday January 28th.
The "deficit commission" would "undemocratically subvert the normal legislative process and recklessly target Social Security and Medicare," a Campaign for America's Future leader warned.
National Latino civil rights advocates, labor leaders and immigrant rights supporters say comprehensive immigration reform remains a bipartisan effort despite Tuesday's election results.
Immigrant workers, joined by labor, clergy and civil rights groups, launched a national campaign for immigration reform last week with over 100 vigils, rallies and press events.
Yesterday's Senate contest in Massachusetts shows that voters are "frustrated at the lack of action coming from Washington," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said today.
If all goes as planned, Congress will try once more to deal with comprehensive immigration reform in February and March of this year.
The Obama administration launched an unprecedented $340 million promotional blitz for the 2010 Census on Monday with the debut of the Census Portrait of America Road Tour.