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Achieving the American Dream

On July 25 2011,  Jerry Brown, the Governor of California signed AB 130 better known as the first part of the California Dream Act into law. This law provides high school graduates in California who immigrated to the United States without documentation under the age of 16 and have met the state residency requirements for in-state tuition the rights and privileges to access private scholarships to the University of California, California Community Colleges, and Cal Tech University.

State level is where it's at! State legislation round-up 7/28/11

It seems that everywhere you turn this week, all you hear about is the federal debt ceiling debate. If I hear "Gang of 6", "default", or "Boehner" one more time, I might explode. Take a break from the looming national crisis and brush up on the legislation that's being talked about in the states!

Protest Songs Through the Ages - Be inspired to write the next one!

Today Progressive Majority and Grassrooting Productions launched a collaborative protest song project to raise awareness of the Wisconsin recall elections! (read our recent blog post and check out the official website!)

In honor of the launch of this project, I've compiled a list of famous protest songs (plus a few of my personal favorites) to hopefully inspire you to participate in our project and collaborate to write the next big protest song! Music is such a powerful tool, as evidenced by the songs below. Let's use the power of music together to bring attention to the Wisconsin recall elections and the fight for labor rights that they stemmed from.

Let's Unite Our Voices!

Progressive Majority and Grassrooting Productions are launching a grassroots project that will bring the next generation of inspiring and hopeful protest songs!

State Politics Cheat Sheet - 7/22/11

Heat wave, schmeat wave... nothing stops us from bringing you the latest news from our target states!

State legislation of the week! - 7/21/11

Reproductive Rights - New Hampshire

Last month, New Hampshire legislators voted to cut funding to Planned Parenthood, causing six clinics in the state to stop providing birth control. Last week, the state's exective council had a chance to reverse this vote, but anti-choicers won out. It's a bleak situation for women in New Hampshire, not to mention all the other states who are marginalizing women's health issues.

Wisconsin Senate Recall Election 7/19/11

Pennsylvania's Fracking Experience

Hydro-fracturing sounds like an ideal form of finding alternative energy. Pennsylvania's experience with it would show otherwise.

State Politics Cheat Sheet - 7/15/11

Check out this week's major headlines from all of Progressive Majority's target states!

Your weekly dose of state legislation

Don't get too engrossed in federal politics... the states are making moves, too! So pay attention!

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