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    Speaker Pelosi Remarks at Poor People's Campaign Event

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) made remarks on Capitol Hill following a meeting with the Poor People’s Campaign leaders, who also spoke at the event.

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    Reverend William Barber on Voting Rights in the U.S.

    Poor People’s Campaign Co-Chair William Barber talked about efforts to influence the U.S. Senate on voting rights, a $15 per hour minimum wage, and ending the filibuster.

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    Congressional News Conference on Addressing Poverty

    Representatives Barbara Lee (CA) and Pramila Jayapal (WA) were joined by other U.S. House members and activists at a news conference on addressing poverty.

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    The Hill Discussion on Diversity and Inclusion

    The Hill hosted a virtual conversation on diversity and inclusion in politics and government. Speakers talked about about opportunities for more diversity and inclusion under a Biden…

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    Poor People's Campaign Holds a Nationwide Virtual Rally

    The Poor People’s Campaign hosted a nationwide, virtual rally to protest racism, poverty and inequality in America. Delivering the keynote address was Reverend William Barber, co-chair of…

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    Voting Rights in Minority Communities

    The House Oversight and Reform Committee held a hearing on voting rights in low income and minority communities. Witnesses included the president of Repairers of the Breach, civil and voting rights attorney…

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    Poor People's Campaign Presidential Forum: Mayor Wessam and Senators Sanders and Harris

    Nine 2020 Democratic presidential candidates spoke at the Poor People’s Campaign Forum. This segment features Mayor Wayne Messam and Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Kamala Harris (D-CA).

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    Poor People's Campaign Presidential Forum, Senator Bennet and Representative Swalwell

    Nine 2020 Democratic presidential candidates spoke at the Poor People’s Campaign Presidential Forum. This portion featured Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Representative Eric Swalwell…

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    Poor People's Campaign Presidential Forum: Marianne Williamson and Senator Warren

    Nine 2020 Democratic presidential candidates spoke at the Poor People’s Campaign Presidential Forum. This portion featured Marianne Williamson and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).

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    Poor People's Campaign Presidential Forum, Joe Biden and Andrew Yang

    Nine 2020 Democratic presidential candidates spoke at the Poor People’s Campaign Presidential Forum. This portion featured Andrew Yang and former Vice President Joe Biden.

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    Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination 50th Anniversary Commemoration

    An outdoor service from Memphis commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. The ceremony at the National Civil Rights Museum’s plaza in front of the…

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    Representatives Jamie Raskin and Eleanor Holmes Norton on Domestic Extremism

    Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) co-hosted a town hall meeting on countering domestic extremism and hate speech. Speakers included representatives from the ACLU,…

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    Faith and Morality in Politics

    Religious leaders held a news conference in to kick off a national tour calling on the faith community to take a more active role in politics. They called on leaders to address the policies…

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    Morality in U.S. Politics

    Reverend William Barber talked about his effort to mobilize people of faith to engage in U.S. politics. Other topics included the minimum wage, voting rights, and LGBT rights. Reverend…

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    Gun Control Legislation Rally

    House Democrats, including Representatives James Clyburn (D-SC), John Lewis (D-GA) and members of the Congressional Black Caucus; and other advocates held a rally on the West Lawn of the…

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    Democratic Platform Drafting Committee Hearing, Day 2

    The Democratic National Convention Committee’s Platform Drafting Committee held a hearing on what should be included in the party’s platform for the July 2016 convention in…

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    Congressional Black Caucus Ceremonial Swearing-In

    Returning and newly-elected members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) were ceremonially sworn-in at the Capitol. Incoming CBC Chair G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) said criminal justice…

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    McCutcheon v. FEC Reactions

    Following oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of McCutcheon v. FEC, lawyers for the petitioners spoke to reporters and answered questions on the steps of the Court.…

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    Rally for Campaign Finance Reform

    Campaign finance reform activists held a rally on the steps of the Supreme Court building as justices were hearing oral arguments in McCutcheon v. FEC. The case concerns the aggregate…

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    NAACP Annual Convention

    The NAACP met and discussed issues within the African-American community including voting rights, education, and civic participation. As pivotal elections approach in 2012, the summit examined…

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