Friday, April 11, 2014

Push continues for Missouri lawmakers to expand Medicaid

"We Are Not Going Away"

04/11/2014 - Although most April 8 election signs have now been put away, there are lots of other signs still standing on area lawns that declare: "Expand Medicaid."

Thirty-five supporters of expanding Medicaid in Missouri rallied last month at the corner of Adams and Kirkwood Road in Kirkwood.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Electronic Frontiers Foundation is Expanding into Student and Community Organizing

From the EFF website:

"Recent events have shown us more than ever that the technologies we use and create every day have astonishing implications on our basic, most cherished rights. Tens of thousands more people have joined us in the the past year alone—together, we're building a movement. But we need your help.

"Today, we at EFF are unveiling new tools for student and community activists to engage in campaigns to defend our digital rights.

"We want you to bring the fight to protect online civil liberties to cities, towns, and campuses across the country. We invite you—whether you're a newly minted activist or an experienced community organizer—to join our growing team of driven individuals and organizations actively working make sure that our rights are not left behind as we develop and adopt new technologies."

Thursday, April 3, 2014

On 46th Anniversary of Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., National Civil Rights Museum Reopening


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — One of the first exhibits visitors see at the newly renovated National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis displays statues of shackled and branded black men, sitting in a line with knees near their chins, on the deck of a creaking slave ship headed across an ocean.

The powerful, visceral exhibit sets the tone for an evocative, newly immersive museum experience that chronicles the history of the civil rights struggle in America.

The main section of the museum is set to reopen April 5, the day after the 46th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination in Memphis. King was killed on April 4, 1968, while standing on the balcony of the old Lorraine Motel, which was later converted into the museum in downtown Memphis.


Affordable housing advocates holding 'Lobby Day' Friday | News | |

Affordable housing advocates holding 'Lobby Day' Friday | News | |

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Cesar Chavez's legacy is at work in the White House

Cesar Chavez's legacy is at work in the White House
WASHINGTON — When prominent Latino activists meet with President Obama, there's one White House staff member present whom many of them have known since she was a child.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Faith and Action for Strength Together (FAST) organizes for Justice in Pinellas County. Florida Schools

Community group FAST, part of the Direct Action Research Training Center (DART) network, challenges Pinellas school superintendent about student arrests