CLEVELAND – “The walls that they build to keep us apart will never be as strong as the walls in our hearts,” activists sang. Hundreds of demonstrators from across the nation gathered in front of the Republican National Convention in an attempt to “wall off” Trump. Organized by Mijente, a Chicago-based group, the crowd illustrated their solidarity with the undocumented community and inclusion for all by creating several large banners meant to mimic the wall Trump promises to build on the U.S.-Mexico border. Several protesters also linked hands together to form a human fence in an attempt to block Donald Trump from entering the RNC.
PHILADELPHIA — As Asian American elected officials and community leaders take the stage here this week at the Democratic National Convention, the formidable presence and political force of Asian American voters on the nation’s electoral decision-making process can no longer be ignored. Measured by the growing Asian electorate — which is projected to double from almost 6 million in 2016 to 12.2 million in 2040 — and the increasing number of Asian American congressional candidates, Asian voters can now shape and influence the elections, according to the Asian American Pacific and Islander (AAPI) Vote.
PHILADELPHIA -- They call it the Urban Agenda. Mayors from across the country rallied at the Democratic National Convention last week and touted their ambitious campaign to rehabilitate America's inner-city communities and help bridge the deep divide between police and black citizens. Using the heading "The 2016 Compact for a Better America: A Call to Action," the mayors are facing an uphill struggle: to persuade a Republican-controlled Congress to pay attention to a myriad of problems plaguing the nation's metro areas, and, most important, fund programs to revitalize crumbling neighbourhoods.
News Americas, PHILADELPHIA, PA, Tues. July 26, 2016: Mexican-American Actress Eva Longoria took to the stage of the Democratic Convention 2016 Monday night and had a strong message for Donald Trump: “We didn’t cross the border, the border crossed us.” Citing history, the South Texas-born Longoria reminded delegates and Americans that Texas used to be part of Mexico.
News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. July 27, 2016: Fifty-seven U.S. mayors yesterday signed an open letter urging the Presidential candidates of both the Republican and Democratic Parties to commit to supporting immigration reform, including a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, in the first 100 days of the next Presidency.
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