Two Gatherings For Democracy

Written by Center for Community Change Writing Fellow Darryl Lorenzo Wellington. Originally published on the Jobs with Justice Blog. 2016 has been a particularly volatile election season. The winds of change have swept through the electorate. Both parties have experienced “revolutions” by a voter electorate frustrated by traditional party politics and stagnated legislative action. It’s Read More >>


Dropping the “F-Bomb” on Politicians: The Problem of Felon Disenfranchisement

By Bruce Reilly, Deputy Communications Director, Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted Peoples Movement The Washington Post recently brought up the important annual awareness of roughly 6 million people denied voting rights due to a felony conviction.  Unfortunately, they are mistaken to sum up the problem as a “disproportionate effect on Blacks.”  Indeed any legitimate conversation on Read More >>


Help the Salazar Family

Our broken system separates 1,100 families a day. Right now, Angel’s dad is in detention — they could be separated at any moment. Please listen to their plea for help and take action. Call (202) 732-4262 and tell the ICE public advocate to keep Leonel Salazar with his family in Arkansas and STOP his deportation.


Lessons from the 2013 immigration reform battle

This blog was originally posted on the Netroots Foundation website. Olivia Chow, Digital Campaign Manager at the Center for Community Change, and Emilia Gutierrez, Digital Director of Reform Immigration for America, will be hosting a training session at the upcoming Netroots Nation conference (July 17-20 in Detroit, Michigan.) The session, titled “Stories from the field: Read More >>


Invest in Residents Who Want to Work

This piece was orginally published on the new blog Image via Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development.  By: Gary Crum My name is Gary Crum and I am a proud resident of the Oliver community in Baltimore. I am also an employee of The Reinvestment Fund Development Partners (TRFDP)—founded by Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development (BUILD) andThe Reinvestment Fund (TRF)—which develops land Read More >>