Legislative Exchange Council

Immigration

Cross-Post: Justice Please: Reject Arizona’s Anti-Immigration Law

Originally posted on April 28 by Whatsupsmiley. The Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments on Wednesday in Arizona v. United States, regarding the Justice Department’s challenge to the controversial anti-immigration law in Arizona, the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods … Continued

Kobach’s Calendar Complaints Endure

It’s not exactly news to report that Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach hasn’t been doing his job. Last month, when the coalition KanVote obtained a copy of his professional calendar, they indeed proved that he spent a substantial amount … Continued

“Free Pancho!”: the Occupy Movement Steps Up for Immigrant Rights

“If you want to be a rebel, be kind: human-kind, be both.” - Pancho Pancho Ramos Stierle was known by members of the Fruitvale community in Oakland as a spiritual leader. Following the Occupy Oakland General Strike of November 2, … Continued

Occupy Oakland Holds Rally In Solidarity with Phoenix, Opposes ALEC

At 5pm on Wednesday, November 30th, Occupy Oakland and community members will rally at Fruitvale Plaza to say no to criminalization, incarceration, and corporate profiteering at the expense of immigrant communities. Fruitvale is a mostly Latino neighborhood in Oakland. According … Continued

Politics

Cross-post: 12 Things You Need to Know About the Uprising in Wisconsin

By Joshua Holland | Sourced from AlterNet What’s happening in Wisconsin is not complicated. At the beginning of this year, the state was on course to end 2011 with a budget surplus of $120 million. As Ezra Klein explained, newly … Continued