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  • U.S. Rep From Detroit Introduces Bill to Ban Criminal Background Checks

    08/06/2012 12:26:03 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 27 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/5/2012 | Tom Gantert
    U.S. Congressman Hansen Clarke of Detroit has introduced a “ban the box” bill that would prevent employers from asking employees about criminal convictions on job applications until they made a conditional job offer. Applications often have a box that asks applicants if they have been convicted of a crime. The exception to asking about a criminal conviction in H.R. 6220 is when hiring the person may "involve an unreasonable risk to the safety of specific individuals or to the general public.”
  • 74 Democrats Join J Street in Urging Concessions

    04/15/2012 12:38:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    inn ^ | 4/15/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Democrats in House of Reps. joined J Street in supporting Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions Seventy-four Democrats in the House of Representatives have joined the dovish J Street organization in supporting the Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions to the Palestinian Authority. “In our view, support for a two-state resolution is inseparable from such support for Israel, its special relationship with the United States, and its very survival as a democratic homeland for the Jewish people,” the letter said. Seven Jewish members signed the letter, including Reps. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), John...
  • Detroit congressional districts likely to cross Eight Mile Road in search for black voters

    03/26/2011 9:53:02 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Detroit congressional districts likely to cross Eight Mile Road in search for black votersBy Associated Press, Wednesday, March 23, 8:51 PM LANSING, Mich. — Mostly black Detroit, facing diminished congressional clout after losing a quarter of its population over the past decade, likely will have to reach farther into its mostly white suburbs to keep black majorities in its two congressional districts. **SNIP** Nearly four decades after the 1967 riots that hastened white flight, four of every five Detroit residents are black. So are the city’s two congressmen, 81-year-old veteran John Conyers, the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee,...