Posts tagged "Mark Kirk"

Immigrant and Latino voters could influence the election

Mireya Luna came to the United States when she was 10 years old. She became a legal permanent resident after her father received amnesty in the 1980s. That took almost 10 years. Then she waited five years to become a U.S. citizen so she could vote. She voted for the first time in 2008 in... Read more »

Sen. Durbin vows to keep pushing for the DREAM Act

What happened to the American Dream? It was crushed Tuesday on the Senate floor by Republicans. They voted against including the DREAM Act in the defense bill.  They also struck a blow against the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy regarding gays in the military. Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin gave a compelling speech on the... Read more »

Congressman, condoms and politics

Illinois Congressman Mark Kirk‘s face is pictured on a condom wrapper in a new ad.No, he’s not selling condoms. Part of the ad reads, “Kirk’s Immigration Solution…Condoms?” The congressman is being attacked by an organization critical of his stance on immigration and comments Kirk made two years ago that he supports family planning as a... Read more »