On February 24, two buses, one with a northern route, the other covering the south departed from Los Angeles. to visit 70 cities, ending up in Washington on April 9.
That announcement by Senator Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, brought cheers from a jammed Capitol rally after the labor-backed "Raise The Wage" bus ended its 11-state tour by halting at the foot of Capitol Hill.
College and graduate students from across the nation met at the 45th annual "Grassroots Legislative Conference," hosted by the United States Student Association, which has strong ties with the labor movement.
Imagine living in a city striving to win the 2016 Republican Convention, already accepted a convention for the worst anti-worker political organizers in America, and trying to privatize their entire school district.
Today in black history: Civil rights activist Jimmie Lee Jackson dies, becomes catalyst for Selma march
Twenty-six year old civil rights protester Jimmie Lee Jackson died this day, Feb. 26, 1965, from gunshot wounds inflicted by Alabama State Trooper after marching in a peaceful protest.
As the year 2013 draws to an end, the fight for immigrants' rights, and especially for the legalization of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants believed to be in the United States, continues.
The lawmakers said the two pacts, especially the TPP, cover far more than trade.
One survivor calls the legislation "one-sided, unfair and unnecessary."
Federal District Judge Lee Yeakel ruled that restrictions affecting abortion clinic physicians placed an undue burden on women seeking access to such facilities.
"While Washington waffles on immigration, California's forging ahead," Brown said in announcing the signings. "I'm not waiting."