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  • Repairers of the Breach Announces MultiState Tour
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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…

  • Washington Journal William Barber on Morality in US Politics
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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…

  • House Democrats Hold Rally to Call for Gun Control Legislation
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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…

  • Democratic Platform Drafting Committee Holds Platform Hearing in Phoenix
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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…

  • Congressional Black Caucus Ceremonial SwearingIn
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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…

  • emMcCutcheon v FECem Reactions
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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.…

  • Rally for Campaign Finance Reform
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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…

  • NAACP Annual Convention
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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…

  • AfricanAmerican Political Power
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    African-American Political Power

    Activists talked about their concerns and recommendations for the 2012 elections. Topics included political power, voting laws, redistricting, and past elections. This program was part of…