This year’s African-American History Month takes place a half-century after one of the most important years in our nation’s history. On July 2, 1964, after seven weeks of a vicious filibuster by Southern senators, the Civil Rights Act (CRA) was signed into law.
There is now a consensus among New York political observers that Bill de Blasio was elected mayor in a blow-out largely because his campaign theme of “A Tale of Two Cities” spoke to voters’ concerns about the growing inequality and the struggle of working families to live in the city. Mayor de Blasio, NYC, Working Families, Occupy Movement, Economy, Homeless Population, Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Medicaid
The word “icon” has become a cliché after careless overuse, but in the case of Mandela, the term is absolutely appropriate.
Congratulations to Bill de Blasio
The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also referred to as Obamacare, went through a tortuous journey before being passed by both houses of Congress and signed into law on March 23, 2010. On June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court upheld ACA’s constitutionality. The ACA is the law of the land.
We at 1199 SEIU count as friends most of the New York City’s Democratic candidates for mayor. None, however, have stood with us as consistently and steadfastly as Bill de Blasio.
Recently, race has taken center stage in our nation’s discourse. George Zimmerman’s acquittal, the Supreme Court’s Voting Rights decisions and the bankruptcy of Detroit are among the events that are inextricably tied to our nation’s relationship with its people of color. Our nation’s troubled history with its non-white citizens is central to its long journey to democracy and economic equality. In that respect, it is instructive that our nation’s first African-American president, in recent comments on widening economic disparities, has linked racial equality to economic equality.
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