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Prop 8 Legal Challenge

New America Media, Commentary, Eva Paterson, Nov 12, 2008

Proposition 8 was not just an assault on the rights of LGBT individuals. Proposition 8 injured us all.

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Filipino Veterans Left Out in the Cold

Pacific Citizen, News report, Pacific Citizen Staff, Nov 11, 2008

Congress has adjourned without approving any form of the bill, disappointing those who believed they were very close to winning benefits for Filipinos veterans.

Naturalizations and Deportations Both Hit Record High

World Journal, Nov 10, 2008

The U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service reported a record number of deportations and naturalizations for fiscal year 2008.

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One Election River, Many Tributary Volunteers

Nguoi-viet.com, Commentary, Ky-Phong Tran, Nov 08, 2008

I joined the Obama campaign in summer of 2007 and according to campaign e-mails, I was part of the first five percent of the 3 million or so donors and volunteers.

Why We Shut ICE Down For A Day

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Commentary//Photos//Video, Words: Sagnicthe Salazar//Photos: Florencia Garcia//Video: Min Lee & Eming Piansay, Nov 04, 2008

Ahead of the Nov. 4 election, with all eyes on the presidential race, hundreds of young people amassed in front of the Homeland Security offices in downtown San Francisco.

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A Twice-Told Tale of Black, Brown & LAPD Blue

Los Angeles Garment & Citizen, Commentary, Jerry Sullivan, Oct 29, 2008

African-American folks gathered on front walks, whispering among themselves. They peered toward the yellow tape that marked off the house down the block, where a distraught woman occasionally appeared on the porch.

Girl Power Empowering Girls -- Sejal Hathi

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Dazy Afalava, Oct 28, 2008

Sejai Hathi is a 16-year-old peace activist and non-profit leader dedicated to improving the lives of young women and girls.

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We Can Help Clean the Oceans

New America Media, Commentary, Thomas M. Kostigen, Oct 18, 2008

For those who live near a coast, evidence of pollution on our beaches can be particularly disheartening. But we can take simple steps to help make sure we dont add to ocean pollution.

Beware of Accidental Disenfranchisement

New America Media, Commentary, Laura Goode, Oct 16, 2008

How familiar are you with recent changes in voting rules? Most likely you aren't. Here are some of the changes in 2008 voting regulations. To learn more about NAM's campaign, visit vote.newamericamedia.org or click on the word "VOTE" on NAM's homepage.

School Matters: Putting 'College' into All Students' Vocabulary

New America Media, News report, Annette Fuentes, Oct 15, 2008

Education advocates hailed the California legislation Early Commitment to College bill, SB890, as a solid step toward improving achievement among low-income students. But the new legislation carries more symbolic than budgetary heft.

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