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Archive: July 25, 2016

About one in five American children lives in poverty. (Pixabay)<br /><br />

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CLEVELAND – As the presidential campaigns ramp up, some experts say one of the country's biggest black eyes is being ignored. Child poverty has gotten worse in many states, including Ohio, since the end of the Great Recession. An estimated one-in-five children in the U.S. lives in a family ...Read More

By 2008, 20 percent of all delegates to the Democratic National Convention were superdelegates. (Qqqqqq at English Wikipedia)

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PHILADELPHIA -- After hours of debate Saturday, the Democratic National Convention's Rules Committee agreed to create a unity commission to reform the system of superdelegates. Before its meeting, the committee was presented with petitions signed by more than a half-million people calling for an e ...Read More

Critics of superdelegates say the system does not accurately represent how Illinois voters feel about the presidential candidates. (iStockphoto)

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Ahead of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia today the party took a small step that could limit the role of convention superdelegates. Some Illinois delegates say more changes are sorely needed. Illinois has 26 superdelegates who are appointed by party le ...Read More

The Liberty Bell is one of the many historic sites delegates to the Democratic National Convention can visit this week. (Reitmeier/iStockphoto)

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SANTA FE, N.M. — As thousands of delegates descend on Philadelphia for the start of the Democratic National Convention Monday, many find the accommodations a bit pricey. Democratic Party officials say attending the four-day event can cost more than $3,000. A number of delegates from New Mexi ...Read More

Many Virginia progressive groups are praising Hillary Clinton's vice presidential pick, Sen. Tim Kaine of Virgini.

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RICHMOND, Va. – While voters across the country may wonder about Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, Hillary Clinton's new vice presidential pick, many progressive groups from his home state say they like him. For Democratic voters nationally, Kaine's positions on trade and financial regulation have ...Read More

Child poverty is increasing, but you wouldn't know that just from following the presidential race. (Beatrice Murch/Wikipedia)

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RICHMOND, Va. – Given how little attention it's getting from candidates, children in poverty is a hidden crisis, say advocates. According to the most recent complete numbers from Kids Count, more children in Virginia and across the nation are growing up in poverty now than during the Great R ...Read More

More than one in five U.S. children live in poverty. (taliesin/morguefile)

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — At the conventions and on the campaign trail, Floridians are hearing plenty from both presidential candidates, but there's one major issue neither one is talking about: the millions of children across the nation who are living in poverty. The child poverty rate has been o ...Read More

People's Caravan protesters decry racism on their way to the Democratic National Convention. (Grassroots Global Justice Alliance)

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Dozens of advocates for racial justice and peace arrived in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention this weekend, making the trek together after protesting at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. The Grassroots Global Justice Alliance organized the ...Read More

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