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Year after year, Governor Corbett cuts funds from education, healthcare, environmental protection, and social services. Yet he continues to spend millions on locking people up. Right now, the Corbett administration is spending over $400 million to build two new prisons in Montgomery County, while 23 schools in Philadelphia will be closing next year due to funding shortages.His proposed budget for 2013 includes a $68 million increase for the Department of Corrections, even as his administration claims the prison population is going down.
May 14, 2013
Group asked Illinois supporters to call on Senator Durbin (D-IL) to urge the President and the Department of Homeland Security to suspend deportations as a first step to comprehensive and humane immigration reform. The ask comes a day after a group of national organizations published a letter to President Obama to take similar actions.
(Chicago, IL) – A group of seven undocumented immigrants from Illinois sat down blocking the doors to the Broadview Detention Facility, linking arms together using pipes, chains, and locks. They were protesting the record-high deportations under President Obama, and the lack of leadership from Illinois representatives to call for a suspension of these deportations.
Controversial test will not be given in high schools next year, but teachers vow to continue until test is removed at all grade levels
May 13, 2013 by Anne Blythe
Originally published in NewsObserver.com
RALEIGH — Nearly 200 protesters crowded inside the Legislative Building early Monday evening, singing, chanting and echoing many of the same concerns that demonstrators have for the past three Mondays.
As members of the state House of Representatives tended to business, North Carolinians dissatisfied with tax plans, education policies, health care proposals, welfare cuts, environmental deregulation and new voting policies grew louder and louder.
Diane Wilson protesting at White House, with her neck attached to White House fence with bicycle lock.