New York, It’s Time to #CLOSErikers

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For the last 87 years, Rikers Island has held our family members, friends, and neighbors in cages and—far too often—tortured them in unspeakable ways. Rikers Island stands in complete opposition to New Yorkers’ values.  Rikers is an isolated island in
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26-Year-Old Gun Violence Prevention Activist Is Taking On 26-Year Incumbent Rep. Bobby Rush

As a student, he worked with Generation Progress, a national grassroots organizing body that mobilizes college students around progressive issues. He was part of the group’s #Fight4AFuture Council aimed at eliminating gun violence and advancing reforms to the criminal justice
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Robert Emmons Takes On Rep. Bobby Rush In 1st District

At 26, Robert Emmons of Chicago is out to prove he can take on political powerhouse Rep. Bobby Rush and win his 1st District Congressional seat. Emmons, 26, has worked with Sen. Dick Durbin to research background on increasing the national
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