Living in the Shadows: The Need for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

When I arrived at work last Friday, I could immediately tell that something was amiss. The blaring music and jovial voices that usually filled the kitchen at my restaurant were strangely muted that afternoon, the movements of my co-workers slowed as they battled the thick, warm air above the gas range. “What’s wrong?” I asked one of the bussers. “It’s X. His son needs an operation to remove a tumor. The doctors say it might be cancer.” Coping with the illness of a child is debilitating ...
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The Road to Victory

by Jeremy Pilaar, Field Director For many of us, the past few months have been characterized by a whirlwind of campaign activity. Each Cal Dems member donated countless hours to forward progressive causes close to his or her heart, traveling to far-off districts to canvass for inspiring candidates, making hundreds of phone calls to reticent voters to get them out to the polls, and engaging with students on the Cal campus to register them to vote. Many of the candidates for whom we volunteered,...
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