The Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most important and successful civil rights laws ever enacted by the U.S. Congress, banned racism at polling places. A year ago, the Supreme Court gutted a key provision of the law, kicking open the door for a new wave of voter suppression laws across the country.
As a ramp agent for SeaTac subcontractor Menzies Aviation, Socrates Bravo has to work more than 20 hours of overtime per week to try to make ends meet. His hectic schedule means sacrificing valuable quality time with his 2-year-old daughter.
Bright Future Chicago, a coalition of community groups and unions, is challenging the city's mayor to support full-day universal pre-K for the city's children--reaching all children, not just the poorest, and serving children in all neighborhoods.