Issue Updates

Food & Farm Policy Issue Update: Food and Budget Shortfalls

In the last month or so we’ve seen food prices hitting record highs and budget discussions around food get heated. That and more in this Issue Update.

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Gulf Coast Recovery Issue Update: Progress, Distress and $1.5 Million for Hangout

Music lovers are flocking to Gulf Shores, Alabama for the Hangout Festival this weekend, the Mississippi River is on the rise and BP remains the center of controversy in this month’s Issue Update.

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Personal Liberty Issue Update: Ron Paul, Stephen Colbert and Dr. Dre

From Michele Bachmann to Willie Nelson, liberty – or the lack thereof – seems to be on everyone’s minds these days.

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Sustainability & Climate Change Update: Fallout From Japan, Marijuana Growing and the Budget

Despite this year’s nuclear disaster and last year’s oil spill, Pearl Jam and Earth Hour are doing their part to better the environment. All that and more.

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Human Rights Issue Update: Abductions and Murders in the Middle East

Here’s the basic lowdown on what’s happening in Libya, and other human rights stories from around the world, including here at home.

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Gulf Coast Issue Update: One Year Since the Oil Spill

As NOLA’s legendary annual Jazz Fest approaches, so too does the anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Get the latest about recovery efforts here.

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Food & Farm Policy Issue Update: Food Fights

If you look at some recent headlines, you can see that food is a frequent point of contention. Whether it’s Taco Bell, pork production, or genetically engineered alfalfa, opinions differ and billions of dollars are at stake.

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Personal Liberties Issue Update: Love, Hate & Killing the Internet

Gay rights, the Patriot Act and Net Neutrality: this year, the battle for personal liberties continues to rage harder than a late night set at Bonnaroo.

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Education Issue Update: School of Rock

Pell grants, student voter rights and ROTC: Education is an issue area that folks from coast to coast are talking about right now.

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Sustainability & Climate Change Issue Update: Environmental Programs on the Chopping Block

With the budget under review, the EPA and other environmental initiatives are on the chopping block. Learn about this and other developments in this month’s Issue Update.

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