As a young special assistant to Lyndon Johnson, Bill was a witness to the cooperation between Martin Luther King Jr. and the president that led to the Act’s passage. Continue reading
Despite its birth as a nation conceived in principles of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, the struggle for equality in America has remained a disturbing constant in our history. Bill Moyers’ body of work addresses the fights for equality in race, gender and sexual orientation, and against the economic injustice that finds half of our citizens living at poverty level or worse. With the shows, specials, essays and talks below, see how far we’ve come and how far we still need to go.
Kshama Sawant is shaking up the city’s political establishment — and making all the right enemies in her campaign for a living wage. Continue reading
His award winning novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, is one of the most banned books in America. Continue reading
The rate of uninsured is now about 50 percent higher in states that refused to expand Medicaid. Continue reading
The inability of Washington to raise the minimum wage is a prime example of how elite donor dominance impacts real-world policymaking. Continue reading
The same people who favor unlimited secret money in US elections are the ones funding the effort to make it harder for people to vote. Continue reading