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Data on immigrants won't be safe from Trump, unless the data doesn't exist

When New York City implemented its IDNYC municipal ID system, it was meant to give undocumented immigrants a way to access crucial services that require government identification. But as Donald...

12/9/2016 | The Verge | Building an Immigrant Justice Initiative

Durham County judge, attorneys interested in filling seat held by Paul Luebke Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/durham-news/article118570918.html#storylink=cpy

Phil Lehman was officially sworn in to fill his longtime friend Paul Luebke’ seat last month, but his term as a state representative will only last a month or so.

Lehman, a a longtime...

12/7/2016 | Raleigh News & Observer | Connecting Elected Officials for ‘Local Progress’
12/7/2016 | Published by: Retail Dive
12/7/2016

New York City considers ban of on-call scheduling in retail

New York City considers ban of on-call scheduling in retail

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The New York City Council on Tuesday introduced a package of bills that would ban on-call scheduling and other inflexible, unpredictable scheduling practices deemed unfair by...

12/7/2016 | Retail Dive | Restoring a Fair Workweek
12/2/2016 | Published by: Bloomberg BNA
12/2/2016

Last-Minute Schedule Changes? Some Cities Say Employers Must Pay

Last-Minute Schedule Changes? Some Cities Say Employers Must Pay

Dec. 1 — More than a dozen states and cities in the past year considered legislation to require retail stores and restaurants to provide extra pay to employees for last-minute work schedule...

12/2/2016 | Bloomberg BNA | Restoring a Fair Workweek
12/1/2016 | Published by: CityLab
12/1/2016

For the Undocumented, Life Looks Different Outside a Sanctuary City

For the Undocumented, Life Looks Different Outside a Sanctuary City

This story was first published in Spanish on our sister site, CityLab Latino.

The marker between two territories is not just a line on a map. Norma Casimiro knows this all too well....

12/1/2016 | CityLab | Building an Immigrant Justice Initiative
11/30/2016 | Published by: Univision
11/30/2016

For the undocumented, life looks different outside a sanctuary city

For the undocumented, life looks different outside a sanctuary city

 The marker between two territories is not just a line on a map. Norma Casimiro knows this all too well. Seventeen years ago, she left her home state of Morelos, Mexico, with a young son. Since...

11/30/2016 | Univision | Building an Immigrant Justice Initiative
11/29/2016 | Published by: In These Times
11/29/2016

America Needs a Network of Rebel Cities to Stand Up to Trump

America Needs a Network of Rebel Cities to Stand Up to Trump

“I want New Yorkers to know: we have a lot of tools at our disposal; we’re going to use them. And we’re not going to take anything lying down.” On the morning after Donald Trump was declared the...

11/29/2016 | In These Times | Connecting Elected Officials for ‘Local Progress’
11/23/2016 | Published by: PR Watch
11/23/2016

5 Things to Know about Billionaire Betsy DeVos, Trump Education Choice

5 Things to Know about Billionaire Betsy DeVos, Trump Education Choice

Billionaire Betsy DeVos, a major GOP funder and party activist from Michigan, has been tapped by Donald Trump to become the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education next year.

Many...

11/23/2016 | PR Watch | Organizing for Education Justice
11/22/2016 | Published by: The Observer
11/22/2016

NYC Council Progressive Caucus Backs Keith Ellison for DNC Chair

NYC Council Progressive Caucus Backs Keith Ellison for DNC Chair

The City Council’s dominant Progressive Caucus—led by Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito—announced their endorsement today of Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison for chairman of the Democratic National...

11/22/2016 | The Observer | Connecting Elected Officials for ‘Local Progress’
11/21/2016 | Published by: Washington Post
11/21/2016

Progressives must find the road back to Factville

Progressives must find the road back to Factville

Donald Trump’s upset election, I’ve had a unique and odd experience, one peculiar to D.C. I’ve participated in a number of events — conferences, dinners, panels — that were planned before the...

11/21/2016 | Washington Post | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up

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