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  • Lawmakers Advocates Brief on Voting Rights and Campaign Finance Legislation
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    H.R. 1 For the People Act News Conference

    House Democrats and issues-specific organizations held a news conference to discuss their support for H.R. 1, one of the first pieces of legislation by the Democratic majority. The bill…

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    When We Fight, We Win

    Greg Jobin-Leeds and others talked about his book, When We Fight, We Win: Twenty-First-Century Social Movements and the Activists That Are Transforming Our World, about social movements and…

  • Supreme Court Rules 54 to Allow SameSex Marriage
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    Supreme Court Ruling Reaction

    Reaction to the Supreme Court’s ruling on several cases, including the Obergefell v. Hodges case on same-sex marriage. The Court ruled 5-4 that the Fourteenth Amendment requires states to…

  • Activists Rally for Citizenship  Immigration Reform
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    National Rally for Citizenship

    Prominent local and national organizations joined community, labor and immigrant rights supporters in a “National Rally for Citizenship” on the West Lawn of the Capitol. Throughout the day,…

  • National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Conference
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    National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Conference

    Rea Carey, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, gave her annual “state of the movement” address at the group’s national conference. She noted victories for gay rights in…

  • Ballot Measures Affecting Women
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    Ballot Measures Affecting Women

    Panelists talked about ballot measures across the country that affect women. Among the topics addressed were reproductive rights, sexual orientation issues, and labor issues specific to…

  • State of the Lesbian and Gay Movement Address
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    State of the Lesbian and Gay Movement Address

    The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force held its national conference. One of the speakers was the group’s national director, Rea Carey. She talked about the legislative progress for gay,…

  • Social Justice Issues
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    Social Justice Issues

    The AFL-CIO and King Center hosted a symposium focusing on jobs, social justice and Martin Luther King vision of the American dream. This portion of the event involved a panel discussion on…

  • National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Political Agenda
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    National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Political Agenda

    Rea Carey spoke about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues and the LGBT political agenda for the coming year. Among the issues addressed were President Obama’s campaign…