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  • Twelve Stories: How Democracy Works Now | Participants
    was marked up in the Judiciary Committee we were filming quite a bit with Joe s counterparts in other offices Joe Jacquot and Patrick Shen but we only got to film Joe in their DREAM Act negotiations A lot of Senate offices were thrown by the idea of allowing a film crew to document their daily lives and we were turned down by more than one Press Secretary We re glad that although we weren t able to film Joe s work more completely he has remained a friend of the project In addition to serving as Sen Durbin s Chief Counsel Joe is Staff Director of the U S Senate Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law Previously Joe was Special Counsel on Post 9 11 Discrimination in the U S Department of Justice and Senior Trial Attorney in the Justice Department s Special Litigation Section During the Clinton Administration Joe was Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs He is a recipient of the Department of Justice s Special Achievement Award the International Peace Prayer Day s Man of Peace Award the Echoing Green Public Service Fellowship and Georgetown University s Deborah Hauger

    Original URL path: http://www.howdemocracyworksnow.com/participants/joe-zogby (2016-04-27)
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  • Twelve Stories: How Democracy Works Now | Story | You Never Know
    eager to follow the President s lead But even among Republicans rivalries and political disagreements still have to play out in summer primaries David Kensinger Sam Brownback s Chief of Staff and a man who loves the game of politics takes a vacation from Capitol Hill to guide to three conservative Kansas candidates who challenge mainstream party nominees His roller coaster summer ends on a surprising election night that previews

    Original URL path: http://www.howdemocracyworksnow.com/story/you-never-know (2016-04-27)
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  • Twelve Stories: How Democracy Works Now | Story | Sam in the Snow
    Department of Homeland Security Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas is the one Republican senator who doesn t fall in line and they need his vote Through the summer he fights for a better deal for refugees and asylum seekers but once Republicans take decisive control of the Senate in November midterms his leverage is gone he has his own re election to think about and immigration is not playing well

    Original URL path: http://www.howdemocracyworksnow.com/story/sam-in-the-snow (2016-04-27)
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  • Twelve Stories: How Democracy Works Now | Story | The Kids Across the Hill
    best bet But across the Hill in the House young staffers for two Republican congressmen from Arizona Jim Kolbe and Jeff Flake are quietly crafting something revolutionary a guestworker bill with a path to citizenship Esther s not too worried as long as the bill is Republican only but once her rivals begin courting a Democrat the AFL CIO moves to stop them Suddenly Esther s got a crisis on

    Original URL path: http://www.howdemocracyworksnow.com/story/the-kids-across-the-hill (2016-04-27)
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  • Twelve Stories: How Democracy Works Now | Story | Marking Up the Dream
    to help kids supporters are optimistic But anti immigrant groups see it as amnesty for illegals Inside the Senate Judiciary Committee the markup is heated After two weeks an amended version is finally recommended for full Senate debate But what exactly did Senators agree to in the confusing markup The bill s final language must still be defined by opposing staffers The DREAM act s fate is in their hands

    Original URL path: http://www.howdemocracyworksnow.com/story/marking-up-the-dream (2016-04-27)
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  • Twelve Stories: How Democracy Works Now | Story | Ain't the AFL for Nothin'
    a small miracle convince business and labor to agree on a comprehensive immigration deal and find a Republican to co sponsor the bill Meanwhile the Immigrant Worker Freedom Ride buses travel cross country to lobby Congress creating a very public impression that unions support Kennedy But forces inside the AFL CIO are working to derail Esther s bill Ultimately years of work and the futures of millions of families ride

    Original URL path: http://www.howdemocracyworksnow.com/story/aint-the-afl-for-nothin (2016-04-27)
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  • Twelve Stories: How Democracy Works Now | Story | The Road to Miami
    also derailed Kennedy s bill creating a political opening for Republicans in an election year when the Latino vote could be key President Bush gives a strong speech on immigration highlighting last summer s Arizona model and redefining the national debate The pro immigration community is divided Advocate Frank Sharry determines to forge a new counter balancing left alliance If Senator Kennedy and firebrand Congressman Luis Gutierrez can find common

    Original URL path: http://www.howdemocracyworksnow.com/story/the-road-to-miami (2016-04-27)
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  • Twelve Stories: How Democracy Works Now | Story | Protecting Arizona
    grassroots opponents of comprehensive immigration reform launch a wildly popular ballot initiative PROTECT ARIZONA NOW Alfredo Gutierrez legendary ex politician and radio host is galvanized to try to beat it Eventually national groups realize if things go badly in Arizona they will surely go worse in Washington A coalition of Latino grassroots labor business and Republican political operatives takes shape Credits Shari Robertson Director Producer Michael Camerini Director Producer Merril

    Original URL path: http://www.howdemocracyworksnow.com/story/protecting-arizona (2016-04-27)
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