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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

    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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    Democratic Platform Committee Meeting, Day 2 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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    Democratic Platform Committee Meeting, Day 2 Part 5

    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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    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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    Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Rally in Washington, D.C.

    Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, held a campaign rally outside the D.C. Armory in Washington, D.C. He addressed such topics as…

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    Democratic Platform Drafting Committee Hearing, Day 1, Part 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 Philadelphia. One of the…

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    Senator Bernie Sanders Campaign Rally in Greenville, South Carolina

    Democratic 2016 presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spoke to supporters at a campaign rally in Greenville, South Carolina. He was introduced by actor Danny Glover.…

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    How the Poor Can Save Capitalism

    John Hope Bryant talked about his book, How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class, in which he argues that the U.S. economy can be fixed by building…

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    Voting Rights and Southern Demographics

    Politicians and civil rights organizations leaders talked about the demographic and political changes in the South in the 50 years since civil rights activists travelled to Mississippi in the 1964 “Freedom…

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    50th Anniversary of March on Washington

    Civil rights leaders and contemporary movement leaders spoke on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the same spot where the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his “I have a dream” speech, for the…

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    Redeem the Dream Summit, Part 1

    The Reverend Jesse Jackson and Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) were among the civil rights leaders who reflected on the 1963 March on Washington and commented on the current state of civil rights. Marc…

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    Race in America

    To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, civil rights advocates talked about the state of the civil rights movements. They discussed the previous reenactment of the March,…

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    Ben Jealous on Racial Profiling

    Ben Jealous spoke about racial profiling by law enforcement agencies and officials, as well as George Zimmerman’s acquittal for his fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, “stand your ground”…

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    Realize the Dream Rally and March

    Civil rights leaders and contemporary movement leaders spoke at the Lincoln Memorial at a “Realize the Dream” commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and…

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    Progressive Agenda

    Panelists talked about the progressive agenda at the Netroots Nation annual conference. They focused on the Democracy Initiative, Senate rule reform, campaign finance, and voting rights.…

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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,…

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    Activists After White House Fiscal Cliff Meeting

    Political activists spoke outside the White House after meeting with President Obama and Vice President Biden to discuss the “fiscal cliff,” the impending budget cuts and tax increases at…

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    Human Rights Campaign's 16th Annual National Dinner

    Chad Griffin talked about the future of the movement for equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans both for the 2012 elections and beyond. Then featured speaker Newark Mayor…

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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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