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Mississippi’s Anti-Immigrant Bill Is Dead for the Session

The Mississippi legislature’s anti-immigrant bill, HB 488, is dead for the session, after failing to move in the State Senate. That led The Birmingham News’ Joey Kennedy to write, “As bad as our Legislature is, I never thought I’d have to say that even Mississippi’s Legislature is smarter than ours.”

Under Pressure From Color Of Change, Coca-Cola Drops Support of ALEC. Pepsi’s Out, Too.

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has been in the news a lot lately. As we’ve reported, a lot of activists, including some of our allies in immigration advocacy, have been trying to expose ALEC and its shady dealings for awhile. It’s working. Coca-Cola and Pepsi have ended their sponsorship of ALEC

From Alabama to Berlin—Civil Rights Leaders Ask Mercedes to Oppose HB 56

Civil rights leaders traveled to Berlin this week to ask Mercedes executives to speak out against Alabama’s anti-immigrant law. The delegation is part of an effort to pressure Alabama’s top automakers — Honda, Hyundai and Daimler AG — to oppose Alabama’s HB 56, known as the toughest immigration law in the country.

Six crucial facts about Latinos and politics

The Pew Hispanic Center released an excellent new poll on Wednesday that contains a comprehensive treasure trove of information about Hispanic and Latino identity. Considering that Latinos, the fastest-growing group of voters in the country, could play a decisive role in this election, we’re going to highlight a few key bits of information that can tell us a lot about Latinos’ political attitudes.