Representative LaKeshia Myers
Government

Medicaid Expansion is a Necessity for Wisconsin

THE MADISON TIMES — The people of Wisconsin have spoken, they want our state’s residents to have adequate healthcare options. One way to do this is to expand Medicaid. As the centerpiece of Governor Evers’ budget, Medicaid expansion would do the most good for Wisconsin. […read more]

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“That should not be the case. I’m excited to co-found this caucus and confront this public health challenge, and I want to thank my EPW colleagues Senators Tammy Duckworth (left) and Cory Booker (center) for their dedicated leadership,” said Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) (right).
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Lawmakers Announce Creation of Environmental Justice Caucus

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “The fact that communities of color, low income communities, and indigenous communities across the country disproportionately face environmental hazards and harmful pollutants on a daily basis has been ignored for far too long,” said Senator Cory Booker, the Ranking Member of the Senate Superfund, Waste Management and Regulatory Oversight Subcommittee. […read more]

When they are continually designated at “below basic” on standardized tests and their culture not understood by teachers and test makers, their behaviors are almost self-fulfilling prophesies. (Photo: iStockphoto / NNPA)
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COMMENTARY: Classroom Culture Clashes

NNPA ESSA MEDIA AWARENESS CAMPAIGN — …in answer to the question when cultures clash in the classroom, who suffers, we all do! Poorly educated students make for a society that alienates its young, one that is unable to retain skilled and experienced teachers, and a country frustrated with unemployment, under-employment, and an ever-growing culture of violence, fear, and intolerance. Court systems and privatized prisons, along with mortuaries, result when the classrooms act as prep schools for these expensive alternatives. […read more]

Read below for 10 tough questions Committee Democrats asked the CEOs to answer during the hearing.
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ICYMI: At Hearing with Megabank CEOs, Committee Democrats Ask Hard-Hitting Questions

NNPA NEWSWIRE — WASHINGTON – Yesterday, at a hearing entitled, “Holding Megabanks Accountable: A Review of Global Systemically Important Banks 10 years after the Financial Crisis,” Committee Democrats asked the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of seven of the nation’s largest financial institutions tough questions on behalf of hardworking consumers. […read more]

As the 116th Congress begins to tackle its agenda this term, voting rights is a key issue. (Photo: iStockphoto / NNPA)
Commentary

PRESS ROOM: Asian Americans Advancing Justice Applauds Congressional Efforts to Allow Access to the Ballot Box for all Eligible Voters

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) has worked for decades to preserve the voting rights for every eligible American while fighting against voter suppression tactics that impede Asian Americans’ access to the ballot box. We commend the members of the House who have taken a step in the right direction to recognize the importance of reducing barriers to voting. […read more]