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Entries by Charlene Obernauer from 02/2013

Protect Us, Don't Arrest Us: The Case for Progressive Immigration Reform

| Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

Immigrant rights advocates want progressive immigration reform that we can mobilize behind, but instead we're left with more of the same: a plan that is heavy on enforcement and weak on amnesty, and that leaves us wanting so much more.

Pandering to Latino Voters Won't Help GOP

| Posted 02.10.2013 | Latino Voices

The values of an out-of-touch, stale, and offensive party are no longer attractive to voters, even if Republicans change their tone on immigration reform in an effort to make nice with Latinos.

Cuomo: Don't Retreat on Minimum Wage

| Posted 02.21.2013 | New York

Working families need a minimum wage increase, and they need to know that as the price of public transportation and housing rises, so do their wages. Minimum wage earners make about $15,000 a year.