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Voting Rights: The Struggle Continues

Posted at http://foreffectivegov.org/blog/voting-rights-struggle-continues From the Center for Effective Government (http://www.foreffectivegov.org): by Scott Klinger, 8/6/2015 Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, which many consider the most important civil rights legislation of the 1960s. The law … Continue reading

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Staying on the March—Right Now

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): Fifty years ago I traveled from Mississippi to Selma, Alabama on March 21st, 1965 to join Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and thousands of fellow citizens marching the 54 miles to the steps of … Continue reading

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Support MLK’s Vision of an Adequate Wage for All Workers

From Interfaith Worker Justice (http://www.iwj.org): Thousands of workers in cities across the country are on strike, standing up and speaking out against low pay at fast food joints and retail shops! We believe that every worker deserves a wage that … Continue reading

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Call for Justice in Civil and Human Rights—January 30, Conference call

From the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (http://www.civilrights.org): Please join The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights for our first Calling for Justice national conference call of the year: The Next Chapter: Civil and Human Rights Priorities … Continue reading

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Saint Martin: Why We Don’t—and Can’t—Celebrate the Real MLK

Shared by Faith in Public Life (http://www.faithinpubliclife.org):   Jamelle Bouie | August 29, 2011 Posted at http://ht.ly/6fEkp   In August 1966, a few years after his historic march on Washington, Gallup polled the country on their views of the Reverend … Continue reading

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Freedom Riders and the American Experience—Host a Viewing Party for Premier on May 16

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org):    By Marion Wright Edelman   “Boarding that Greyhound bus to travel through the heart of the Deep South, I felt good. I felt happy. I felt liberated. I was like a soldier in … Continue reading

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Urge PA’s Senators to Vote No on the Education for All Act

From the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (http://www.civilrights.org):   Take Action Now: Call Senators Casey and Toomey and urge them to vote NO on the so-called Education for All Act (S. 460, http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s112-460). The for-profit college industry is … Continue reading

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From MLK, a Dream for the Middle Class that Cannot be Allowed to Die

Shared by Faith in Public Life (http://www.faithinpubliclife.org):   Editor’s Note: I was an 11 year old in 6th grade and living in Memphis on April 4, 1968. I suspect that my proximity to the events of that day played a … Continue reading

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Speaking Series to Showcase the Power of Active Nonviolence—October 31-November 2, Philadelphia

Delaware Valley native to share experiences in international unarmed peacekeeping   Over the years, nonviolent protests have served a vital role in furthering civil rights, ending conflict, and building communities. Yet the stories that lead the news report continued conflict … Continue reading

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For Faithful, Immigration Reform Is Today’s Civil Rights Movement

Shared by Faith in Public Life (http://www.faithinpubliclife.org):   By Rev. Luis Cortes and the Rev. Derrick Harkins – CNN, Belief Blog September 1, 2010   During the civil rights movement, religious leaders locked arms in solidarity and marched against the … Continue reading

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