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Archive: May 1, 2013

GRAPHIC: May 1 is traditionally a day to focus on workers' rights. For preschool teachers, it is

SEATTLE - May 1 traditionally is a rallying day for workers' rights - and it's also known as "Worthy Wage Day," an effort to improve wages and benefits for early childhood teachers and center directors. According to the latest federal data, most workers in this field make poverty-level wages - 77 ...Read More

PHOTO: Dr. Dana Beyer, executive Director of Gender Rights Maryland, says workplace discrimination is still a reality in Maryland. Courtesy of Dr. Beyer.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - There have been major victories for sexual-orientation equality in recent years, including the repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy in the military, and the passage of same-sex marriage laws in Maryland and other states. However, there are few federal protections against dis ...Read More

PHOTO: As the Ohio General Assembly reviews the state's five-year-old energy efficiency standard, there are concerns that clean energy is under attack in Ohio. Photo courtesy of the Sierra Club Ohio Chapter.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - As the Ohio General Assembly reviews the state's five-year-old energy efficiency standard, there are concerns that clean energy could be under attack. Since the state standard was enacted, more than 1,000 renewable-energy projects have been built in Ohio, including the Blue Creek W ...Read More

PHOTO: It made it through committee, but a bill to require background checks by unlicensed dealers at gun shows in Minnesota has still not been scheduled for a vote on the House floor. CREDIT: M. Glasgow

ST. PAUL, Minn. - With advocates for gun safety pushing for a vote in the Minnesota House, a statewide outdoors and conservation group is the latest to come out in favor of universal background checks. The Minnesota Division of the Izaak Walton League approved the resolution at its state convention ...Read More

Credit: Microsoft

NEW YORK - Immigrants and their supporters on Long Island today are using May Day to keep the focus on fixing the nation's broken immigration system. A big reason many are expected to turn out at the march and rally, said Omar Angel Perez, director of programs for La Fuente, is to celebrate the fac ...Read More

PHOTO: The immigration bill in the U.S. Senate is a mixed bag for many. But for May Day, groups plan to rally in support of it today in Virginia. Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/VICPP.

RICHMOND, Va. - The first bill aimed at reforming immigration in a long time was introduced in mid-April by a bipartisan group of senators. So far, it has received mixed reactions, including from immigrants' rights groups in Virginia. Today, on May Day, they're choosing to focus on the positives. ...Read More

IMAGE: Children's Action Alliance President Dana Naimark speaks at a Tuesday news conference at the State Capitol. CREDIT: Children's Action Alliance.

PHOENIX - Arizona children's advocates went to the state Capitol on Tuesday, urging lawmakers to fully fund Gov. Jan Brewer's $77 million budget request for Child Protective Services. The money would pay for additional CPS staff and child care for abused and neglected children, among other things. ...Read More

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