Alex Moffett, vice president of the NAACP, said BAMN tokenized and presented black students in a bad light when it bused in hundreds of black middle- and high-school students from Detroit for the Thursday rally on the Diag. During the rally against the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative, a proposal that could ban the use of […]
Affirmative Action On the Ballot in Michigan
From One United Michigan, some good talking points: What Is This All About? A ballot proposal, deceptively named the “Michigan Civil Rights Initiative,” is headed for the November 2006 election. If passed, all state and local affirmative action programs will be immediately eliminated, including opportunities for equal access to education, jobs and contracts for women […]
Hear John Edwards Friday @ U-M
Former Senator and Vice Presidential candidate John Edwards will appear on campus this Friday as the Grand Finale of a two week “Opportunity Rocks” campus tour promoting anti-poverty issues and advocacy! Show UofM’s committment to community service and activism and help create the largest crowd on his tour! Opportunity Rocks Rally with John Edwards Friday […]
The New York Times On Taxes
From their story today on post-Katrina politics: Economic growth is crucial to reducing poverty, but the effect of tax rates is less clear. In 1993, President Bill Clinton raised taxes on upper-income families, the economy boomed and poverty fell for the next seven years. In 2001, President Bush cut taxes deeply, but even with economic […]
Fristabuster ‘Protest of the Year’
The Princeton Filibuster, which I helped bring to D.C., was selected by Mother Jones magazine as the protest of the year: “The 384-hour gabfest wrapped up with a ‘fili-bus-tour’ to Washington, D.C., where guest bloviators Senators Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Jon Corzine (D-N.J.) joined in.” Also making the list of notable campus activism: anti-Coke activism, […]
Campus Progress Event on the Courts
Tomorrow: A New Supreme Court: Whatâ€™s At Stake For Us? Featuring Nan Aron, President, Alliance for Justice. Tuesday, September 20, 6:30 pm â€“ 8:00 pm, Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University, 805 21st St. NW (Corner 21st St. and H St.) Washington, DC. For more information, contact Keisha Senter.
NOW and the Feminist Majority Foundation are sponsoring a week of protests to coincide with the confirmation hearings of John Roberts. The events include daily protests from 7 to 9 a.m. and 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. on Capitol Hill.