President Obama has to overcome public fatigue and disillusionment, plus hostile opposition from Big Insurance and far-right ideologues, in order to rally enough "yes" votes in the House of Representatives for his health care reform plan.
A broad coalition which includes the AFL-CIO, Change to Win and dozens of immigrants' rights and civil rights groups is mobilizing for a mass march on Washington D.C. on March 21.
The need for affirmative action to achieve fairness and equality for everyone, and to address the economic crisis, won support last weekend at Conneticut African American History Month events.
"Government has a responsibility to assist people in these hard economic times," former autoworker Clem Smith told a crowd on the state Capitol steps.
California single-payer activist is optimistic about its state passage in the next five years.
Hundreds of thousands of students, parents, faculty, campus workers and community supporters demonstrated in California and around the country March 4 in a massive protest to save public education.
Even before the current crisis hit, one in five children in Michigan lived in poverty, and three rural counties had the highest rates.
California is at the very heart of what is internationally known as the "American crisis," and its schools are on the chopping block.
The Utah state legislature passed a bill recently that could make it illegal for a woman to have a miscarriage.
Jacob Green, an African American seaman who braved Nazi U-boats while supplying the Soviet Union during World War II, and later served as chairman of the Communist Party of Maryland, died Feb. 19. He was 107.