"Connecticut workers want Congress to act on the jobs crisis with the same urgency that was brought to the manufactured political crisis over the debt ceiling."
With African American unemployment at over 16 percent, the Congressional Black Caucus has launched a series of public hearings and jobs fairs across the country during the month of August.
Nearly 100 community, labor and retiree activists rallied outside of Congressman Todd Akin's St. Louis office July 29.
Since its founding 102 years ago, the NAACP has been at the forefront in the fight for civil rights and social justice for African Americans and all working people.
More than 8 million people live within three miles of a coal power plant, and those people are disproportionately poor or people of color.
The disparate group of people who gathered in the modest neighborhood were pleased from beginning to end of the house party called by MoveOn.org.
A group of public education advocates have begun a movement to tax oil extraction throughout the state of California.
Over 200 community activists, union members and students rallied outside of right-wing Republican Senator Roy Blunt's office in St. Louis demanding "no cuts" to Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported an increase of only 18,000 net new American jobs in June 2011.
Netroots was stocked with workshops about online activism and how the progressive movement aims to overcome recent attacks against working people by the GOP and it's extreme right-wing.