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Hunger Strikers to John Kline: Pass Immigration Reform NOW!

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Hunger strikers from Fast for Families stood on the steps of the State Capitol Friday as part of a national tour to urge Congress to support immigration reform legislation. Calling on GOP Rep. John Kline to help persuade Speaker of the House John Boehner to allow the Senate immigration reform bill to be voted on in the House, the hunger strikers stood with local politicians, community leaders and activists to push for change. Continue Reading →

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Busting Myths on $7.25 an Hour…An Uptake Leadership Profile: Veronica Mendez

Click on the Image of these Retail Cleaners in front of Kmart to Hear how they are Fighting for a Living Wage.

Veronica Mendez is a myth buster. Sadly, she says one of the biggest myths that needs busting is one of the myths Americans want to believe most about their country: The myth that if you work hard enough and long enough, you can succeed. Continue Reading →

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Milwaukee Rally Calls On Obama To Stop Deporting, Separating Families

Click on photo to watch videos from immigration reform rally in Milwaukee

Dozens of activists gathered in front of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) in Milwaukee Thursday afternoon to call on President Obama and a newly elected Congress to make real changes to federal immigration and deportation policy. Continue Reading →

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MN Temporarily Restores Some Medical Care For Non-Citizens

Click photo to hear why Governor Dayton calls this bill one of the major achievements of the 2012 Session

Minnesota’s Governor signs legislation that restores some funding for some emergency, life-saving services for the sickest Minnesotans, regardless of their citizenship status. However, the law still restricts the program from helping undocumented immigrants pay for some life-saving care. Continue Reading →

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Sen Hayden Hopeful For Undocumented Immigrant Medical Help

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Hospitals paying for undocumented immigrants cut off from state-provided dialysis and chemotherapy may get some help. Senator Jeff Hayden says Governor Mark Dayton has proposed reinstating the Emergency Medical Assistance funding. However Hayden says Republicans oppose paying for it by closing corporate tax loopholes. Continue Reading →

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Anti-Immigrant Law To Be Reevaluated Says MN GOP Leader

Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Zellers

A law that tossed seriously ill undocumented immigrants off Emergency Medical Care will be re-evaluated promises Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Zellers. The provision in the Republican authored legislation which never had a public hearing was added to a large budget bill during a special session in July. Continue Reading →

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