Sen. Cory Booker: People are ‘more outraged’ over Kaepernick protests than murder of unarmed black man

Originally posted on The Progressive Democrat:
United States Senator Cory Booker (Tris Hussey/Flickr) By Arturo Garcia Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) ripped the double standard surrounding reactions to Terence Crutcher and Colin Kaepernick during an interview with Buzzfeed on Tuesday. “Right now on the Internet you have another unarmed African American who was murdered this week…

Press Release: Congressman Hal Rogers announces $1 billion to help coal region on heels of broad community effort to support the Power+ Plan

Originally posted on Appalachian Citizens' Law Center:
A bipartisan group of legislators headed by Congressman Hal Rogers announced today that they are introducing the “RECLAIM Act.” The bill would release $1 billion to put people to work reclaiming abandoned mines and create economic opportunities in communities struggling with the decline of the coal industry. The…