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  • 40th Anniversary of the 26th Youth Activist Feature: Charlene Carruthers

    Charlene Carruthers was born and raised on the Southside of Chicago in the "Back of the Yards" neighborhood, famously organized by an emerging progressive movement in the 1930s. Charlene didn't learn of the neighborhoods famed lineage until she entered college, but nevertheless credits her upbringing for shaping the organizing work she does today.

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  • Fortieth Anniversary of the 26th Amendment

    Today, marks the 40th anniversary of the ratification of the 26th Amendment to the Constitution, which lowered the voting age from 21 to 18. Though it only took 100 days to ratify the amendment, the battle to lower the voting age was years in the making.

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  • The Republican Corporate Power Grab

    In his weekly address, President Obama explains how the most dire warnings about the Citizens United case are being proven valid, with corporations spending tens of millions of dollars on misleading ads to influence November's elections.

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