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Youth Activists Tell Their Stories

Community Change Action

June 11, 2014 at 1:13 pm

Today, 17 activists, four of whom were minors, visited the offices of Reps. Kevin McCarthy and Eric Cantor, and Speaker John Boehner to demand that they put an end to family separation by bringing immigration reform to a vote in the House. Unfortunately, Mr. McCarthy locked out our young activists, refusing to let in even […]

Meet these Five Youth Heroes Who Made History Today

Community Change Action

April 30, 2014 at 1:48 pm

Today, a group of ten youth activists, seven of whom are minors, led a group of family members to the middle of 1st & Independence in front of the Capitol Building to block traffic and face arrest. These kids, many of them missing a mother or a father, many of them undocumented themselves, some of them as young […]

100 Years of Youth-Led Social Activism

Community Change Action

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At critical moments in our nation’s history, it is America’s children who have changed the hearts and minds of the public through social activism. There are over 100 years of documented history of young people leading the charge toward progress. Kids have fought and won battles for child labor laws, civil rights, equal access to education and […]

Republican Party at historic crossroads

Deepak Bhargava

April 23, 2014 at 11:00 am

This piece was originally posted on The Hill’s Congress Blog. A couple of years from now, Republicans may look to this month and wonder if this is when they became, in national terms, a permanent minority party. The day after the 2012 election, one analyst after another reached the same conclusion: the GOP could never […]

Darkest Before the Dawn

Rudy Lopez

April 10, 2014 at 4:28 am

Rudy Lopez, Senior Organizer at the Fair Immigration Reform Movement, participated as a core faster in the Fast for Families: A Call for Immigration Reform & Citizenship, going without food for 22 days. Yesterday, Rudy wrapped up a six-week, cross-country bus tour with a rally on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. I am not […]

Of Love And Politics, And Jeb Bush’s Surprising Statement

Kica Matos

April 8, 2014 at 4:29 am

This post originally appeared as an op-ed in Fox News Latino. It was the immigrant and Latino vote that helped President Obama win the White House in 2008 and 2012 because of his promise to pass comprehensive immigration reform. After five years of relentless deportations under his administration, our President is destroying the immigrant communities […]

Keep Families Together Summit

Community Change Action

March 17, 2014 at 2:21 pm

Last week, 84 families, leaders and staff members from 21 states came to Washington, DC to participate in the Keep Families Together Summit. These immigration advocates took part in extensive training sessions to bring new leadership, communication and organizing skills back to their home states. They also embarked on two days of legislative visits, press […]

A Little Less Conversation, A Little More Action

Community Change Action

January 31, 2014 at 3:54 pm

The day after President Obama’s State of the Union address, the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), of which the Center for Community Change is a member, asked our Facebook community how we thought he did. “Did he adequately address the subject of immigration reform? What would you have liked to hear more about?” People had a […]

For Latinos, It’s an Economic Imperative

Guest Blogger

January 9, 2014 at 4:10 pm

By: Gustavo Torres As Nelson Mandela once said: “Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings.” And yes, today more than ever the United States needs another war on poverty; indeed, we need to eradicate poverty, and immigration reform […]

20 Most Powerful Moments of This Year’s Immigration Reform Fight

Community Change Action

December 19, 2013 at 4:20 pm

In 2013, activists in the immigration reform movement have been hard at work. Hardly a day has passed that a Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) group has not held an action, visited members of Congress, sent letters, protested and prayed to bring attention to the dire need to pass immigration reform. Here is a recap of […]

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