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May 4, 2018

Clean Missouri petitioners turn in about 347,000 signatures

“The time has come to stop big money, powerful lobbyists and powerful gangs,” Gould told a bank of media personnel Thursday afternoon. She said the activities that occur in Jefferson …

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May 4, 2018

Clergy Organizing

Faith leaders slam Texas lawmaker’s ‘hateful rhetoric’ against Muslim candidate for Euless council

A band of clergy leaders, along with the organization Faith in Texas, have denounced remarks by Rep. Jonathan Stickland of Bedford regarding Euless City Council candidate Salman Bhojani — in particular, …

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May 3, 2018

Voting Rights/Demoracy

Signatures submitted to ban lobbyist gifts, cap donations

“We are, frankly, tired of talking to our state reps about things that they actually don’t listen to,” Cassandra Gould, a pastor and the head of the social justice organization …

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May 3, 2018

Golden State Killer case: Why is California fighting over collecting criminals’ DNA?

Advocates are pushing a ballot measure and legislation to expand DNA collection and testing. But in the case of DNA collection, it has met resistance from civil libertarians who question whether such …

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May 3, 2018

Ballot petition supports open records and limits on lobbying, donations

The Rev. Cassandra Gould, pastor at Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church in Jefferson City and executive director of Missouri Faith Voices, said Thursday that lobbyists, large donors and small groups of …

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May 3, 2018

Clergy Organizing

‘We will be out on the street’: Puerto Rican evacuees facing homelessness seek Massachusetts US senators’ help

The evacuees were supported by members of the Holyoke chapter of the Pioneer Valley Project, including pastors Miguel A. Cruz, Wilson Ramos and Aida Villegas. Their Holyoke churches have been helping …

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