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If you haven't heard of Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX), he's a fascinating study in American democracy. Hurd is the only black Republican serving in Congress. He represents a district that covers the longest stretch of land covering the U.S./Mexico border and his district is 71 percent Latino. Needless to say, he has some complicated feelings about building a wall with our southern neighbors and says President Trump has never reached out to him to discuss border policy.

And now, he's also decided he's decided to get out of Congress.

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Women of the 112th U.S. Congress in All Their Illustrated Glory

Now that Congress is packed with more women than ever, here's a look at the 112th U.S. Congress in all their illustrated glory.

Michele Bachmann, Republican Representative from Minnesota

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unPAC Design Challenge: Join Shepard Fairey and Lawrence Lessig To Take Back Congress

Throughout history, art has inspired action. Now unPAC, a coalition of organizations that believes our political process has become hijacked by...



Throughout history, art has inspired action. Now unPAC, a coalition of organizations that believes our political process has become hijacked by the super-rich, super-PACS, and other special interest forces, is asking the public to create an iconic image that will inspire people to tell Congress that our campaign finance system is undemocratic and corrupt and must be fixed.

unPAC believes that an iconic image can move citizens to speak up to Congress about our broken campaign finance system, and that if we speak up, we will be more powerful than the corporations and few wealthy individuals who are pouring millions of dollars to fund the campaigns of our political representatives.

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Beginning Farmers Are Using New Media to Advocate for an Old Vocation

Two nonprofits are helping young farmers share the challenges and rewards of working the land in the 21st century.

America’s farmers are poised to start retiring in large numbers. In the next five years, something like 125,000 farmers will retire, says Lindsey Lusher Shute, Executive Director of the National Young Farmers Coalition, a nonprofit group that’s working to attract and engage the 100,000 new farmers that the Department of Agriculture says the U.S. needs to make up for the losses.

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