Rahul Gupta and Danisha Christian Contributed to this Series Sherrie Chapman found a lump in her breast. A prisoner in a California Corrections facility, Sherrie persisted in demanding an examination by prison medical personnel. Her pleas were not answered until 9 years later, when lumps were visibly protruding from her breast. Even after receiving aContinue reading “Women with Cancer: Prisoners’ rights versus the Profit of Corporations”
The Federal Housing and Finance Authority (FHFA) is taking dramatic actions against homeowners, and cities working to fix the housing crisis. Just, this morning, Mark Harris, a Desert Storm veteran in Atlanta, who was highlighted in the Alliance’s report Wasted Wealth: How the Wall Street Crash Continues to Stall Economic Recovery and Deepen Racial InequityContinue reading “FHFA, Fannie and Freddie Stage A Last Ditch Effort to Squash Homeowners”
On Saturday night, July 13, 2013, you could hear the people next to you breathing as thousands of civil rights leaders huddled together listening to the court verdict of the George Zimmerman trial. Not Guilty. On the night of the verdict—at first there was silence, then tears, then anger that could only yield byContinue reading “The Acquittal of George Zimmerman in the Murder of Trayvon Martin re-Energizes the Movement to End Racial Profiling”
Perhaps it’s just too darn logical that actually listening to the very people who drive our economy, who know something about business, and spending, about costs would be vital during this national debate on immigration reform. Small business owners have been outspoken proponents of comprehensive immigration reform—and for good reason.
Cite as: 570 U.S. _____ (2013) ALLIANCE FOR A JUST SOCIETY, dissenting SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES ————— No. 12-96 ————— SHELBY COUNTY, ALABAMA, PETITIONER v. ERIC H. HOLDER, JR., ATTORNEY GENERAL, ET AL. ON WRIT OF CERTIRORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT [June 25, 2013]Continue reading “Minority Dissent: The Voting Rights Act Decision”
The Grassroots Meets the Inside/Out, and One-on-One Strategies For advocates of health equity and immigrant rights in Oregon, the 2013 legislative session has been particularly sweet,
Immigration reform supporters in Central Florida ratcheted up their work engaging key decision-makers with a string of events over the Memorial Day Recess.
The Insight Center for Community Economic Development released its latest report finding the payday lending industry cost the American economy $774 million in 2011, causing the estimated net loss of more than 14,000 jobs. Add in the costs caused by an increase in Chapter 13 bankruptcies from borrowers unable to keep afloat of the drainingContinue reading “Payday Lending is a Drain on the U.S. Economy”
Last week, a group of 22 Natives from all over the country came together with a willingness to learn from each other, stand in solidarity with one another, and challenge the systems of inequity that threatens the health and welfare of our elders and youth. In mid-February, Alliance for a Just Society began to recruitContinue reading “Native Organizers: Trained in Seattle for a Week and Built Nationwide Solidarity for the Future”
As I stood on the West Lawn of the Capitol this afternoon listening to Dolores Huerta, an idol of mine, I felt like I was experiencing the making of history. In the midst of her powerful speech I took a moment to observe those around me. I looked around at the thousands of facesContinue reading “For Family Unity and a Path to Citizenship– the Time is Now!”