Michael B. Keegan is president of People For the American Way. A longtime activist and business leader, Keegan is a founding national board member of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). He serves on the board of the Los Angeles Public Library and as a trustee of the Muriel Pollia Foundation.
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Monday, May 16, 2011
State Budget Battles are about More than Cutting Deficits
Earlier this year, people across the country were riveted to the politics of Wisconsin. Claiming to address the state's budget crisis, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker proposed eliminating the right of public workers to unionize. Wisconsin's citizens immediately took to the streets in massive protests — only to see the union-busting legislation pushed through by the state senate in a late-night surprise vote. Although Madison's capitol building is now cleared and most of the news teams have bolted, the issue of public unions is far from over in Wisconsin.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Think Congress's Anti-Choice Legislation is Extreme? Look at the States.
Last week, the House of Representatives passed the latest in a series of extreme, but effectively symbolic, anti-choice measures.