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by Matthew Blake
Tue Sep 25, 2012

Deferred Action Immigration Program Gets Started Amid Heated Election Cycle

The Obama administration's deferred action program, which is intended to let undocumented immigrants age 30 and under avoid deportation, is just getting started amid concerns the initiative could abruptly end if Republican nominee Mitt Romney wins the presidency.

Douglas Rivlin, spokesman for U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Chicago), a consistent national voice on immigration policy, acknowledges that program applications have “taken more time per applicant” than initially anticipated. “It takes a while to fill out the application and get all the documents you need,” Rivlin says.

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by Steven Ross Johnson
Fri Sep 21, 2012

Schneider Celebrates Anniversary Of DADT Repeal, Highlights Dold's Record On Gay Rights Issues

Thursday marked the one-year anniversary for the repeal of the U.S. military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy for gay, lesbian and bisexual service members, an occasion gay rights advocates said should serve as a reminder of the work still needed to be done to ensure full equal rights for LGBT military personnel and their families.

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by Ellyn Fortino
Thu Sep 13, 2012

Forum On Women In The Workplace Highlights Role Of Unions In Fight For Fair Employment Practices

Unions have been crucial in helping women get rights, better pay and benefits in the workplace, panelists at a forum in Waukegan stressed Wednesday evening.

With a backdrop of teacher strikes in Chicago and Lake Forest, this forum focused not on endorsing candidates for office, but on dispelling "ignorance" too often associated with unions, according to an organizer with the pro-union group Industrial Workers of the World.

“We are in the fight for our life,” said Helen Ramirez-Odell, a panelist at the forum who worked nearly 44 years as a Chicago Public Schools nurse and is now a CTU district supervisor. “It’s taken a lot to get teachers to this point.”

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by Ellyn Fortino
Wed Jun 13, 2012

Schneider Endorsed For His Support Of The LGBT Community

The Human Rights Campaign publicly endorsed 10th congressional district Democratic candidate Brad Schneider Wednesday morning.

Members of the civil rights organization, which has more than a million supporters nationwide, said Schneider’s opponent U.S. Rep. Bob Dold (R-10) is on the “wrong side of history” when it comes to equality issues and has failed the LGBT community.

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by Brandon Campbell
Thu Mar 22, 2012

Democratic Candidates Say Ryan Budget Will 'Gut Medicare' (VIDEO)

Just two days after winning Tuesday’s primary election three Democratic candidates voiced their opposition to Congressman Paul Ryan’s GOP budget plan, which passed the Republican-lead House Budget Committee Wednesday night.

Challenging candidates Tammy Duckworth, Brad Schneider, and Bill Foster held a press conference in Chicago’s River North neighborhood to urge their Republican opponents to fight Ryan’s budget.