Rep Gwen Moore Talks About the History of the ‘Unworthy Poor’ Myth

The way America thinks about poor people is no accident, according to Democratic Representative Gwen Moore. “Since the Jim Crow-era, we have seen Black people in particular being described as lazy, ne’er-do-wells, who just wanna game the system,” she explained. “Ronald Reagan really stepped up on that message when he invented a welfare queen and […]

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The Poor People’s Campaign Goes to Congress

How does a campaign led by the poor and dispossessed engage with elected officials without the politicos stealing the spotlight for partisan purposes? That’s a question the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival has grappled with since they launched a series of actions in May. One rule has been clear: no politicians […]

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One out of 10 Social Security offices has closed since 2000; seniors and politicians want to know why

A series of shutdowns across the country by the Social Security Administration is causing major difficulties for the elderly, people with disabilities and other beneficiaries, activists and political leaders say. The agency has closed about 125 of its approximately 1,250 offices since 2000 — a 10 percent reduction, part of what officials describe as a […]

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Hundreds gathered in downtown Milwaukee for Families Belong Together Rally

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Hundreds gathered in front of the federal building in downtown Milwaukee for the “Families Belong Together” rally. There were more than 20 organized rallies throughout Wisconsin. “We are demanding an end to the zero humanity policy and we are demanding not only child but family detention because this is against everything […]

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59 female lawmakers demand answer on this immigration crisis mystery

Kristen Jordan Shamus  |  Detroit Free Press Updated 10:35 a.m. CDT June 22, 2018 Debbie Dingell isn’t backing down. The Michigan congresswoman, a Dearborn Democrat, has teamed up with U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-New Hampshire, to lead a coalition of more than 50 female lawmakers in demanding an answer to the question that’s been haunting many about the […]

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Shell-shocked Democrats regroup in Wisconsin

Donald Trump’s stunning 2016 victory in the state sparked an urgent recovery mission. OSHKOSH, Wis. — Donald Trump’s romp through white, working-class America in 2016 was nowhere more traumatic for Democrats than in Wisconsin, which flipped Republican in a presidential race for the first time since 1984. Now, two years after his stunning victory in […]

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California Sen. Kamala Harris headlines campaign rally for Tammy Baldwin

Tammy Baldwin got some more big-league help in her re-election bid. On Saturday, Baldwin was joined by U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., at a rally at Milwaukee’s Italian Community Center. And there was certainly plenty of buzz as someone in the crowd shouted to Harris: “Run for president.” Harris responded: “Thank you. But I’m here […]

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Native Americans Cheer Possibility of Milestone in Congress

By RUSSELL CONTRERAS Albuquerque, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico, a state with deep historical ties to American Indians whose images and symbols are rooted in everything from the state flag to town names, has moved closer to electing the first Native American woman to the U.S. House of Representatives. Deb Haaland’s victory Tuesday in a […]

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88th annual Memorial Day ceremony at Wood National Cemetery honors those who served

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) — Wisconsin’s only national veterans cemetery is honoring the sacrifice of thousands of military members who served America dating back to 1871. The ceremony, which was attended by hundreds, just wrapped up a short while ago. One way that the VA honors servicemen and women on Memorial Day is by putting an […]

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Police chief explains discipline for officers who arrested Sterling Brown, shocked him with stun gun

Original Black Panthers of Milwaukee say incident is part of disturbing pattern Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales on Friday issued a statement about the discipline for the officers who arrested Milwaukee Bucks rookie Sterling Brown and shocked him with a stun gun. A sergeant with 11 1/2 years on the job received a 15-day suspension […]

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