The "new populism" spoken of at the conference was described, defined and delivered with hope and realism.
"Their whole legislative agenda revolves around this one central idea: Weaken unions and increase profits for big corporations."
A total of 4.7 million moms and their families would see an increase in wages. That's one fifth of all working moms and their families who would benefit.
The law effective May 1, in the Southeast Asian country of Brunei, provides for fines and prison sentences for gay men and lesbians, and women who have abortions.
"A goal of our Truthful Tuesday protests was to get people talking, change the dialogue, and reduce the tea party influence on Republicans. That is happening," said Brett Bursey, director of the S. C. Progressive Network.
The march, organized by the NAACP, labor unions, and religious leaders, amounted to a dramatic comeback of the Moral Monday protests that drew the nation's attention here over the last year.
Led by New Haven Rising, unions of Yale University workers and community groups, hundreds of volunteers knocked on doors across the city this summer and fall to discuss issues and organize a large voter turnout.
From an SMU organizing seminar to an AFL-CIO rally opposing the way big money is undermining democracy, activism is alive and well in Dallas.
Washington State voters received their mail ballots last week, their chance to vote on I-522, a statewide ballot measure that would require labeling of all genetically engineered food.
The events organized by the Connecticut Immigration Reform Alliance, featured 180 giant portraits of immigrants and supporters. The photos were placed on exhibit in Danbury, Hartford, New Haven and Stamford.