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  • Randi Weingarten Speaks at Democratic Policy Meeting
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    Dark Money Campaigns

    The Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Committee held a hearing on the impact of anonymous contributions (also known as "dark money") to political advocacy group campaigns, and…

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  • Dignitaries Gather for 50th Anniversary of Assassination of Robert Kennedy
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    Robert F. Kennedy Assassination 50th Anniversary

    Not long after midnight on June 5, 1968, Senator Robert F. Kennedy (D-NY) was shot and mortally wounded in the Los Angeles Ambassador Hotel. He had just delivered a victory speech after winning…

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  • Washington Journal Randi Weingarten Discusses Education Policy Under Betsy DeVos
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    Randi Weingarten on Education Policy and the Role of Unions

    Randi Weingarten talked about education policy under Secretary Betsy DeVos and the role of teachers' unions. She spoke via video link from Davie, Florida.

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  • Newsmakers with Randi Weingarten
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    Newsmakers with Randi Weingarten

    Randi Weingarten talked about on President Trump’s proposal in response to the Parkland, Florida, school shooting to arm teachers as a way to end school shootings. She called it a “terrible…

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  • Reverend Al Sharpton Addresses Martin Luther King Jr Day Forum
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    Reverend Al Sharpton on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Speakers at Reverend Al Sharpton and the National Action Network;s (NAN) annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast included Martin Luther King III, Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser,…

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  • Bill Clinton Speaks at Opioid Epidemic Summit
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    Opioid Epidemic Summit

    Former President Bill Clinton, current and former Democratic policy makers, and public health experts participated in a summit addressing the opioid epidemic. They discussed the ongoing…

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  • Newsmakers with Randi Weingarten
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    Newsmakers with Randi Weingarten

    Randi Weingarten talked about education issues as the 2017-18 school year began. Topics included her assessment of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, why she feels voucher programs rob public…

    1,702 views
  • Federal Role in Education
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    Federal Role in Education

    Education policy analysts talked about the federal role of education and the level of change that can be expected by the Trump administration in areas such as school choice. This discussion…

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  • Tom Perez Elected New DNC Chair Keith Ellison Named Deputy Chair
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    Democratic National Committee 2017 Winter Meeting

    The Democratic National Committee continued its 2017 Winter Meeting before electing new leadership. Three resolutions were debated and voted upon. Remarks were made by guest speakers the…

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  • Womens March on Washington Protests Against New Trump Administration
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    Women's March on Washington

    The Women’s March on Washington took place on the National Mall one day after the Inauguration of President Donald Trump. The speaking program included remarks from advocates, activists,…

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  • AFT President Randi Weingarten Delivers Remarks on Education Policy
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    Education Policy

    Randi Weingarten talked about the future of public education. She also outlined her opposition to President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos for secretary of education. In her remarks, Ms. Weingarten called…

    1,046 views
  • New York Electors Vote in Albany
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    New York 2016 Electors Meeting

    New York electors met in the Senate Chamber in Albany to cast their votes for president. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton won the vote. Former President Bill Clinton was an elector.

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  • Representative Keith Ellison Discusses His Agenda for the DNC
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    Future of the Democratic Party

    Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN) campaigned to be the next Democratic National Committee chair. He outlined his vision and plan to transform the Democratic Party, fight the Trump…

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  • Washington Journal Randi Weingarten on Education Policy in the Trump Administration
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    Education Policy in the Trump Administration

    Randi Weingarten talked about education policy in the Trump administration and reacted to the president-elect’s nomination of Betsy DeVos to be Department of Education secretary.

    649 views
  • Southern Poverty Law Center Holds News Conference on Hate Crimes
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    Civil Rights, Racism and Hate Crimes

    Civil rights leaders at a news conference at the National Press Club urged President-elect Donald Trump to denounce acts of hate in the U.S. Speakers included representatives from the…

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  • Washington Ideas Forum Discussion Focuses on Education and Health Care
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    Washington Ideas Forum, Education and Health Care

    Randi Weingarten and Maura Banta talked about how the IBM Watson computer could help elementary school teachers prepare lessons for their students. This segment was co-sponsored by the…

    217 views
  • Michelle Obama and Bernie Sanders Address the Democratic National Convention
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    Democratic National Convention, Day 1

    Day one of the 2016 Democratic National Convention included first lady Michelle Obama, 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and immigration advocate Astrid…

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  • Democratic Platform Committee Meeting Day 2 Part 7
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    Democratic Platform Committee Meeting, Day 2 Part 7

    The 2016 Democratic Platform Committee met to receive the report of the Platform Drafting Committee on the proposed party platform for the upcoming national convention in…

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  • DNC Holds Platform Meeting in Orlando
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    Democratic Platform Committee Meeting, Day 1 Part 1

    The 2016 Democratic Platform Committee met to receive the report of the Platform Drafting Committee on the proposed party platform for the upcoming national convention in…

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  • Hearing Focuses on Every Student Succeeds Act Implementation
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    Education Policy and Funding

    Teacher union leaders, school superintendents, and education scholars testified at a hearing on implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, which was signed into law in December 2015…

    742 views
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