This week I visited the National Mall and walked into a tent with a sign that said "Day 9 of Fasting." Inside sat a group of advocates who have been fasting to draw attention to the impact of our broken immigration system. Sometimes the quietest acts of protest can be the most powerful.
The meaning Labor Day has been dulled by both rampant commercialism and public apathy.
Shouldn't Labor Day be a time to gather, contemplate and celebrate more just treatment of all those who toil without proper recognition or compensation?
If SEIU is ousted when ballots are counted in early May, this once fast-growing union will suffer a greater membership loss in a single election than it did all last year when it shrunk by 43,000 members.
Alabama legislators chose to trample on the civil rights of state citizens, enacting a law that encourages racial profiling, punishes innocent children, and jeopardizes the entire economic well-being of the state.
"I didn't do anything wrong. I'm doing this for my family and for the millions of other families in similar situations. We can't let the Wall Street banks and Freddie Mac get away with these kinds of practices."