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Leadership at Fed’s regional banks is getting more diverse. But there’s still work to do, report argues.

“But diversity within the Federal Reserve’s regional banks hardly measures up, according to a new report compiled by Fed Up, a campaign of the Center for Popular Democracy, a left-leaning advocacy...

03/8/2018 | Washington Post | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up
03/5/2018 | Published by: Spectrum News (NY State of Politics)
03/5/2018

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The city of Saratoga Springs is considering a ban on the sale of guns and ammunition at the City Center, Mayor Meg Kelly announced this weekend in a welcoming speech to Local Progress New York....

03/5/2018 | Spectrum News (NY State of Politics) | Connecting Elected Officials for ‘Local Progress’
03/5/2018 | Published by: Albany Times-Union
03/5/2018

Spa mayor seeks to ban gun, ammo sales at City Center

Spa mayor seeks to ban gun, ammo sales at City Center

The city is considering a ban on the sale of guns and ammunition at the City Center, Mayor Meg Kelly announced Saturday in a welcoming speech to Local Progress New York.

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03/5/2018 | Albany Times-Union | Connecting Elected Officials for ‘Local Progress’

Arizona Rep. Isela Blanc arrested during DACA protest on National Mall in D.C.

A video of the incident posted by the immigrant-advocacy group Living United for Change in Arizona on Facebook shows Blanc and other demonstrators being arrested after they staged a sit-in,...

03/5/2018 | azcentral | Building an Immigrant Justice Initiative
03/5/2018 | Published by: BuzzFeed News Live
03/5/2018

Watch Live: Young Immigrants Rally In DC To Call On Congress To Save DREAMers

Watch Live: Young Immigrants Rally In DC To Call On Congress To Save DREAMers

(Interview with Ana Maria Archila at 1:09:10)

Watch the full video...

03/5/2018 | BuzzFeed News Live | Building an Immigrant Justice Initiative
03/5/2018 | Published by: ABC News
03/5/2018

Dreamers Deferred As Congress Lets DACA Deadline Pass

Dreamers Deferred As Congress Lets DACA Deadline Pass

"For most of us, DACA was the only opportunity we had to come out of the shadows and show everyone what we are capable of doing, regardless of the legal status in which we stand in,” Aguilera said...

03/5/2018 | ABC News | Building an Immigrant Justice Initiative
03/3/2018 | Published by: NY Daily News
03/3/2018

Nancy Pelosi, N.Y. pols rip GOP tax plan at Queens teach-in

Nancy Pelosi, N.Y. pols rip GOP tax plan at Queens teach-in

"When we look at this bill, it’s really a thinly veiled $1.5 trillion attempt to take away people’s health care, to stop funding schools, to sell off our nation’s infrastructure. That’s really...

03/3/2018 | NY Daily News | Civic Engagement

These Cities Aren’t Waiting for the Supreme Court to Decide Whether or Not to Gut Unions

In the face of the Janus case, local elected officials across the country are renewing our efforts to help workers organize—in traditional ways, and in new ones. Brad Lander is a New York City...

02/26/2018 | The Nation | Connecting Elected Officials for ‘Local Progress’

These Cities Aren’t Waiting for the Supreme Court to Decide Whether or Not to Gut Unions

In the face of the Janus case, local elected officials across the country are renewing our efforts to help workers organize—in traditional ways, and in new ones. Brad Lander is a New York City...

02/26/2018 | The Nation | Connecting Elected Officials for ‘Local Progress’
02/22/2018 | Published by: Politifact Florida
02/22/2018

No sanctuary cities in Florida? That’s not as settled as Andrew Gillum claims

No sanctuary cities in Florida? That’s not as settled as Andrew Gillum claims

It’s difficult to speak in absolutes when discussing sanctuary cities, because as Gillum said, there is no formal definition. The term can be used to make either negative or positive arguments...

02/22/2018 | Politifact Florida | Connecting Elected Officials for ‘Local Progress’

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