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Why Teaching Civics in America’s Classrooms Must Be a Trump-Era Priority. The testing craze and re-segregation stripped schools of a key mission: creating engaged citizens. http://ift.tt/2y0mWIW

America’s schools aren’t up to the task of fighting back Trump-fueled hate. Here’s a fix. Mike McQuade When I was about 10, a classmate in my small-town school in Latvia liked to tell me in between classes that he hated Jews. I was the only Jewish kid in school, and one day as I walked…

“With nearly unheard of consensus… all 50 state Medicaid directors have signed on to a letter denouncing Republicans’ latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).”

What Trump Calls “Great,” All 50 State Directors of Medicaid Say Is Terrible “This is BANANAS,” says Sen. Chris Murphy. “You couldn’t get ALL 50 state Medicaid directors to agree any anything else in healthcare policy.” More info @ http://ift.tt/2xliKmx Automated post from LWV of the Elgin Area – http://ift.tt/2dKZy4V September 22, 2017 at 12:55PM

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Facebook to turn over Russian 2016 election ads to Congress Facebook has decided to turn over to congressional investigators copies of roughly 3,000 advertisements purchased by Russian-linked groups during the 2016 presidential campaign. More info @ http://ift.tt/2jQVhUL Automated post from LWV of the Elgin Area – http://ift.tt/2dKZy4V September 21, 2017 at 05:46PM

Tell your Senator to vote NO! 202-224-3121

LWV of the US on Twitter “McConnell wants a vote on #GrahamCassidy to happen next week, but they don’t have the votes yet! Tell your Senator to vote NO! 202-224-3121” More info @ https://twitter.com/LWV/status/910646758648160257 Automated post from LWV of the Elgin Area – http://ift.tt/2dKZy4V September 21, 2017 at 09:25AM