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by Matthew Blake
5:06pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Latino Leaders Meet In Chicago To Talk Voter Mobilization, Immigration Reform

NATO is not the only policy summit in Chicago this weekend – the three-day National Latino Congreso started today with local and national Latino leaders focused on voter mobilization, at a moment in Chicago when many Occupy protesters are focused on street marches, rallies, and sit-ins.

Quick Hit
by Aricka Flowers
6:04pm
Tue Apr 24, 2012

Shedding Light On The Potential Of Green Jobs (VIDEO)

Green jobs and the clean energy sector have gotten a bad rap due to Republican rhetoric in Washington, according to the Center for American Progress. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has repeatedly bashed green jobs, even calling them “illusory” in one op-ed. He is also in favor of ending the renewable energy production credit, a move that could put at least 37,000 jobs in jeopardy, including those in Illinois. Meanwhile, President Barack Obama has said he’d like to create 5 million jobs in the green sector and allocated $80 million to the industry in the stimulus package.

The Center for American Progress went to the state where Romney was formerly governor to see just how real the more than 65,000 clean energy jobs are that have been created in Massachusetts.

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