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How … A Bill Becomes a Law

How a Bill Becomes a Law

When performing legislative research, it is important to understand the legislative process. The numerous steps that result in a bill becoming a law are described in this 24th edition of “How Our Laws Are Made.”

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Film on Mandela’s life to premiere in S.Africa

A long-awaited movie on Nelson Mandela’s life, which will premiere in South Africa on Sunday, has been described as a “very emotional” and accurate portrayal by one of his daughters.

The movie “Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom”, largely based on his autobiography of the same name, traces the life of the anti-apartheid icon from his childhood in the rural Eastern Cape to his election as the country’s first black president in 1994.


Jefferson Thomas and the courage of Children

Jefferson Thomas and the Courage of Children

by Marian Wright Edelman

In 1957, Jefferson Thomas and eight fellow black students known as the Little Rock Nine stood up to institutionalized segregation in America‘s education system and helped our nation live up to the promise of Brown v. Board of Education. Earlier this month Thomas passed away, but Change.org Changemaker Marian Wright Edelman writes that his legacy will live on in all who fight for equality.

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The Connecticut General Assembly passes the “BlackLaw” ::: 1833 :::

 Prudence Crandall

Prudence Crandall was an American schoolteacher who stirred controversy when she insisted on educating African-American girls at her school in Canterbury, Connecticut.

Prudence Crandell stood trial in 1833 to defend her decision to educate African-American girls but eventually closed the school in 1834 because of the violence and public backlash against it.

Gates Foundation supports for-profit youth prisons?


I’m Rashad Robinson of the organization ColorOfChange, and I started a petition to Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CEO Jeff Raikes, which says:

An awareness of and opposition to private prisons is growing. States and companies previously invested are recognizing the uniquely devastating impacts of private prisons and choosing to disassociate completely. But the Gates Foundation—one of the world’s largest private funds, which aims to promote the health and well-being of communities across the world—continues to support an industry responsible for immeasurable human suffering.

Sign Rashad’s petition

For years, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has supported the shameful for-profit prison industry, investing millions of their vast wealth to finance companies that profit from locking Black and Brown youth in some of the most dangerous and inhumane conditions in the country. 

ColorOfChange has urged the Gates Foundation to do the right thing and divest, but executives with the power to do so have refused to act. Now, it’s time for the public to get involved. 

Please sign the petition to urge the Gates Foundation to live up to their mission and end all support of for-profit prisons.

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.


–Rashad Robinson

This petition was created on MoveOn’s online petition site, where anyone can start their own online petitions. ColorofChange didn’t pay us to send this email—we never rent or sell the MoveOn.org list.