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by Aricka Flowers
2:21pm
Fri Jan 25, 2013

Senators Poised To Propose Immigration Bill Next Week

A bipartisan group of senators is set to propose a comprehensive immigration bill next week, according to The Hill.

The legislation would address a group of immigrants that President Obama mentioned in his inaugural speech on Monday; those "bright young students and engineers" that he would like to see "enlisted in our workforce rather than expelled from our country."

Quick Hit
by Aricka Flowers
1:19pm
Mon Jan 21, 2013

Obama Kicks Off Second Term With Speech Addressing Progressive Issues

President Barack Obama kicked off his second term today with a speech that covered a plethora of progressive issues, including same-sex marriage, preserving the middle class, sustainable energy and climate change.

Quick Hit
by Aricka Flowers
1:47pm
Fri Jan 18, 2013

Obama Parlays Campaign Machine Into Grassroots Group (VIDEO)

President Barack Obama's well-oiled and successful grassroots-style campaign machine for election, and then re-election, will not fall fade into the ether now that he is set to be inaugurated on Sunday.

Instead, the heavily tech and social media dependent campaign will be turned into a grassroots non-profit called Organizing for Action with the aim of moving forward the issues and policies that united his supporters in the first place.

"We have the power to do even more to change our politics and our country for the better," President Obama wrote to supporters in an email announcing the new organization. "With Organizing for Action, you'll have every resource you need to do it. But it starts with you. This new organization is in your hands."

PI Original
by Ashlee Rezin
3:59pm
Thu Jan 17, 2013

Chicago Parent Mentor Program Expands Across The State (VIDEO)

Logan Square Neighborhood Association’s Parent Mentor Program is expanding to 45 low-income schools across Illinois this spring, thanks to a $1 million grant from the Illinois State Board of Education and a partnership with the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and other state-wide community organizations. Progress Illinois was there for the kick off the program's expansion. 

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