Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Type: Organization
Name: Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
First reported Apr 24 2014 - Updated Apr 24 2014 - 1 reports

Maryann McKissick: Districts long overdue

I am thrilled at the opportunity that awaits Merced to open our city election process and establish geographic community districts. This effort was long in coming. Over the decades, I have approached civic and elected groups to advocate they take up the ... [Published Merced Sun-Star - Apr 24 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Merced will move on amendment for district elections

Merced City Council unanimously ordered city staff on Monday to draw up an amendment to the city’s charter that would allow districts for Merced’s elections, saying it was just a matter of time before the city would have to drop its at-large system.The ... [Published Merced Sun-Star - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 1 reports

Merced seeks public input on downtown tax, water restrictions

Tonight’s study session and meeting of the Merced City Council could see an extra helping of public input as time will be reserved for dialogue with community members including business owners.The council will meet for a downtown tax study session at ... [Published Merced Sun-Star - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

Chicago State Announces Civil Rights Champion as 2014 Commencement Speaker

_ Chicago State University proudly announced that attorney and civil rights champion Martin Castro will serve as it's 2014 commencement speaker.Martin Castro is the President and CEO of Castro Synergies, LLC, which provides strategic consulting services ... [Published Chicago Tribune - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

CAUSE goes to court over rejected petition

A push to change Santa Maria City Council seats from representing the city at large to being district-based, is headed to court.Hazel Davalos, a community organizer for Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy, said the group will seek ... [Published Santa Maria Times - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

End-of-course exams will test Texas students and its educational system

The good news is: 76 percent of the 309,000 Texas public school students in the class of 2015 who have taken all or most of the five end-of-course (EOC) exams required to graduate have passed those assessments.That means the bad news is: 24 percent of ... [Published Star-Telegram - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

City, CAUSE could go to court over petition rejection

An organization petitioning to change the way Santa Maria City Council seats are elected expects to release statements today that will determine whether the matter will go to court.The city rejected a petition from on Friday for , most of which involved ... [Published Santa Maria Times - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Calculator Directive for 8th-Graders Draws Concerns

As the state integrates a directive that requires eighth-graders in Texas public schools to have graphing calculators for STAAR testing , some poorer Texas school districts say that such mandates ignore the financial crunch that many districts are already ... [Published The Texas Tribune - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

Nebraska town ready to enforce immigration rules

Earlier this year, nearly 60 percent of voters in the conservative town of about 26,000 again backed the housing restrictions that require renters to swear they have legal permission to live in America and prohibit landlords from renting to anyone without ... [Published The Oregon Herald - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Civil rights group threatening to sue the city of Merced

MERCED, Calif. (KFSN) -- A civil rights group is threatening to sue the city of Merced if it doesn't change the way it holds council elections.Merced's city council is made up of six men with a variety of different backgrounds, but there are no Latinos. ... [Published KFSN Fresno - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 07 2014 - Updated Apr 07 2014 - 1 reports

Street repair money, business licenses on council’s docket

How to spend road improvement dollars and the city staff’s time is on the agenda for Merced’s City Council today.The city has about $1.5 million for road improvement projects. Staff identified M, R, V, G and B streets as roads that could be fixed at varying ... [Published Merced Sun-Star - Apr 07 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 3 reports

Group sues New Mexico claiming schools provide inadequate funding to educate 'at-risk students'

SANTA FE A national civil rights group filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging New Mexico's public education system violates the constitutional rights of low-income children as well as Spanish-speaking students and others whose primary language is not Engl ... [Published Silver City Sun-News - Apr 01 2014]

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"We just don’t have the funds to purchase a tablet for every eighth-grade student in our district"  said Patricia Ayala, the spokeswoman for the district
"Unless the U S Supreme Court jumps in during the next few hours, we're going ahead" Fremont Police Chief Jeff Elliott reported Wednesday afternoon
"I think the city of Merced has a really important choice to make," said Gonzalez. "They can choose to do the right thing immediately and be on the right side of history, or they can choose to go into litigation like the city of Modesto who ended up having to spend $3 million in legal fees to fight a battle that ultimately they were going to lose."
"By then we will have had a session with the citycity attorney," the mayor said, "and be able to discuss the pros and cons and the cost of doing it."

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Maryann McKissick: Districts long overdue [Published Merced Sun-Star - Apr 24 2014]
Merced will move on amendment for district elec... [Published Merced Sun-Star - Apr 23 2014]
Pasadena City Council votes 5-4 to approve new ... [Published Waller County News Citizen - Apr 22 2014]
Merced seeks public input on downtown tax, wate... [Published Merced Sun-Star - Apr 21 2014]
Chicago State Announces Civil Rights Champion a... [Published Chicago Tribune - Apr 19 2014]
CAUSE goes to court over rejected petition [Published Santa Maria Times - Apr 18 2014]
End-of-course exams will test Texas students an... [Published Star-Telegram - Apr 18 2014]
City, CAUSE could go to court over petition rej... [Published Santa Maria Times - Apr 17 2014]
After threat of lawsuit, Merced to look at its ... [Published Merced Sun-Star - Apr 16 2014]
Calculator Directive for 8th-Graders Draws Conc... [Published The Texas Tribune - Apr 15 2014]
2014 Commencement Speakers at Massachusetts Col... [Published Waltham Patch - Apr 11 2014]
Legends: Ruben Salazar, A Martyr Reconsidered [Published Orange Coast - Apr 10 2014]
Nebraska town ready to enforce immigration rules [Published The Oregon Herald - Apr 10 2014]
Civil rights group threatening to sue the city ... [Published KFSN Fresno - Apr 09 2014]
Rental portions of ordinance will start Thursday [Published Fremont Tribune - Apr 08 2014]
Street repair money, business licenses on counc... [Published Merced Sun-Star - Apr 07 2014]
Criticism grows as Bright Futures standards rise [Published Tampa Tribune - Apr 06 2014]
KU Libraries slates Brown v. Board exhibit, sym... [Published Topeka Capital-Journal - Apr 05 2014]
Merced violating voting law, civil rights group... [Published Merced Sun-Star - Apr 05 2014]
Civil rights group accuses Merced of violating ... [Published Merced Sun-Star - Apr 05 2014]
California Supreme Court could be headed for ch... [Published Los Angeles Times - Apr 05 2014]
Latino Policy Form brings hope with immigration... [Published Extra News - Apr 04 2014]
Group sues New Mexico claiming schools provide ... [Published Silver City Sun-News - Apr 01 2014]
Big money behind push for 'fair map' in Illinois [Published Chicago Tribune - Apr 01 2014]
Civil rights group sues New Mexico over schools [Published Las Cruces Sun-News - Apr 01 2014]
Civil rights group plans to sue state over educ... [Published Albuquerque Journal - Apr 01 2014]
Minority voter groups not lined up behind redis... [Published Chicago Sun-Times - Apr 01 2014]
UM hires new affirmative action director [Published Ravalli Republic - Mar 28 2014]
Carnegie Corporation of New York Awards $19.6 M... [Published Philanthropy News Digest - Mar 28 2014]
KU Libraries to host symposium honoring Brown v... [Published University of Kansas - Mar 27 2014]
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South Carolina Agrees to Permanently Block Key ... [Published Think Progress - Mar 04 2014]
CREDIT: AP The state of South Carolina has agreed to permanently block key provisions of an anti-immigration law that would have made life difficult for undocumented immigrants. In a settlement reached on Monday with civil rights organizations, the ...
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