September

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Ohioans “all fired up” by GOP vote suppression effort

100 public officials and supporters rallied in a show of determination to overcome efforts to stop Ohioans from voting in the presidential election.

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Big business and GOP block Florida sick-time ballot measure

Progressive forces have had the prospect of paid sick time, an advance for low-wage workers, snatched from them, at least temporarily, by big business forces and their allies .

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A fight grows in Brooklyn to save SUNY Downstate

Public health professionals are working to save hundreds of jobs and preserve community services here at a state university-run medical center, the fourth largest employer in the borough

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Group sees the disabled as their own best spokespeople

Marian Bacon has worked at The Memphis Center for Independent Living, an action and advocacy organization for people with disabilities, for over five years.

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Reclaim democracy, protect the vulnerable says faith community

At its Fire of Faith, Rekindling Democracy rally this past Sunday, the Detroit metropolitan faith community unveiled a new kind of "heat" beginning to sweep the region.

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Battling the Brooklyn Democratic boss

New York State assemblyman Vito J. Lopez has been censured for substantiated accusations of sexual harassment of two women who worked in his district office. Lopez has denied the charges.

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Marchers demand end to deadly gun violence

Residents from throughout Oakland called on city leaders to take immediate steps to end gun violence that has cost some 85 lives in the city so far this year,

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Campaign intensifies in Battleground Ohio

Polls continued to show this past weekend that Mitt Romney is falling behind in Ohio, with President Obama now doing 50 percent or better.

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How about a Puerto Rican senator from Arizona?

The first-ever U.S. senator of Puerto Rican descent - elected not from New York, Massachusetts, or Illinois, but from Arizona.

Unions say Pennsylvania can’t handle Voter ID demand

Labor unions have piles of evidence they say prove the law cannot be implemented without blocking the votes of as many as 750,000 people.

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