On Wednesday, April 10, tens of Thousands of community, labor and immigrant rights supporters and immigrant families converged on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, urging Congress to pass common sense Immigration Reform in 2013 that includes a clear and direct path to citizenship for the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants.
Educators from across the country were there to support their students and millions of aspiring Americans who contribute daily to our nation.
Lily led educators who came to take a stand for their students and their families.
Check out some great photos from the rally and what people were saying on social media! (more…)
Strong unions in Michigan have been a force in strengthening the middle class by bringing back more than 20,000 jobs while helping rescue the then-collapsing auto industry. In states with these so-called “right-to-work” laws, workers make an average of $1,500 less per year, 21 percent more people lack health insurance and workplace deaths are 51 percent higher than states without the law.
Read more here
Check out our very own Lily Eskelsen at a rally to protest Michigan’s attack on working families.
Join Lily at the Education Nation 2012 Student Town Hall where Melissa Harris-Perry hosts students for the first Education Nation at The New York Public Library. You can follow live here on Lily’s Blackboard on Sunday, Sept 23rd at 10:00am (ET) (more…)