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Women in Leadership Series: Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris

The Women in Leadership Series seeks to shine a light on women both in leadership positions and on the rise. Spotlights will be shined on women from all sectors of society from non-profit to government to the corporate arena. Today’s spotlight is on Kamala Harris. In 2011, Harris was sworn in as the 32nd Attorney […]

Projection: 90,000 Unaccompanied Children will hit the US Border by Year End

Familes and Children Held In U.S. Customs and Border Protection Processing Facility

The number is astounding, and begs the question, “why kids?” In a recent interview with the National Journal, Leslie Velez, senior protection officer at the U.N. High Commission for Refugees, explains why tens of thousands of children are fleeing El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala—some of the most dangerous places in this hempisphere. On Capitol Hill, […]

The Immigration Bill: Just the Facts

Capitol Hill

What’s In it? The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Reform Act of 2013, or S. 744, proposed by a bipartisan coalition of Senators, outlines an arduous 13-year pathway to citizenship through which undocumented immigrants may gain legal status and citizenship. A quick review of the summary found on THOMAS reveals the following: (Sec. […]

Immigration Reform: Current Hurdle, Senate Judiciary Committe

Capitol Hill

Is the immigration reform bill a “congressional must do”? For many, this bill represents a real opportunity to improve the lives of all Americans. Next, it must make it through the Senate Judiciary Committee. Any bill that is brought to committee may face two fates, the committee may reject the bill and “table” it, meaning […]

Grow Our Economy AND Shrink Our Deficit: VIDEO

Is it really possible? Yes, it absolutely is, asserts President Obama. He also asserts that his recently proposed FY ’14 budget proposal is a blueprint for achieving both goals in concert. Republicans in Congress however, do not agree and have said the budget is a non-starter. In a speech delivered in the Rose Garden, President […]

Allstate-National Journal Heartland Monitor: Message from Anita Estell

Message from Anita Estell

Want a snapshot of where Americans stand on the issues? I received the following information from Allstate.  The note references the release of the Allstate-National Journal Heartland Monitor poll.  Interestingly, most of those polled support compromise and policy makers working together to invest in education, training, infrastructure and other activities that help our nation’s economic […]

Have you heard of the We The People Petition System?

We the People

Have you heard of the We The People petition system? Last September, the White House unveiled a new platform that allows Americans across the globe to more easily petition the federal government. We The People gives all Americans a way to create and sign petitions on a range of policy issues. If a petition gathers […]

Women in the Running

Women Running for Congress

Are you wondering why women represent 51% of the population, but only 17% of Congress? You aren’t alone. In fact, over at the Women’s Campaign Fund, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to increasing the number of women in office, you can read about all the women who are currently running for Congress. From Senator Claire McCaskill […]

Video Highlights: DNC Convention

President Bill Clinton DNC 2012

Missed parts of last week’s DNC Conference? Below are key speeches that got the crowd going in support of President Obama.   President Bill Clinton Govenor Deval Patrick (Massachusetts): First Lady Michelle Obama (Mom-In-Chief): Mayor Julian Castro (San Antonio): Senate Candidate Elizabeth (Massachusetts): Take a look and let us know what you think.

Revisiting Paul Ryan and the “Path to Prosperity”


Do you remember Paul Ryan’s Budget? Paul Ryan, Chairman of the House Budget Committee, is a man with a master plan. He made that obvious with the passage of the GOP controlled House budget plan in March. With the announcement of a Romney-Ryan Presidential ticket this weekend, the middle class, poor, elderly, unions and many […]

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