Civil Rights & Social Justice

Despite Protests, TX Passes Tough New Abortion Restrictions

Despite Protests, TX Passes Tough New Abortion Restrictions
Republicans used their majority to cut short debate and give preliminary approval early Monday to some of the toughest abortion restrictions in the country as time was running out on the Texas Legislature's special session.
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Republican Senator Attacks the Retirement Security of 1.8 Million People

Republican Senator Attacks the Retirement Security of 1.8 Million People
Sen. David Perdue won’t stop spreading misinformation about earned benefit programs like Social Security, one of the most successful anti-poverty programs in U.S. history.
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Trump’s Human Rights Commission Could Undercut Human Rights

Trump’s Human Rights Commission Could Undercut Human Rights
The State Department's new human rights commission will be led by an anti-choice activist.
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White Nationalists Plan To Join Right-Wing ‘Free Speech’ Rally in D.C. This Weekend

White Nationalists Plan To Join Right-Wing ‘Free Speech’ Rally in D.C. This Weekend
Participants of the white nationalist group plan to descend on Washington this weekend for activism events, including plans to attend a rally that will host far-right figures in the pro-Trump movement.
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The Latest Supreme Court Decision on Abortion Is Good News, but Don’t Get Too Comfortable

The Latest Supreme Court Decision on Abortion Is Good News, but Don’t Get Too Comfortable
On the final day of the Court's term, Justice Clarence Thomas made it clear that abortion rights are in the conservative justice's crosshairs.
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While You Weren't Looking, Florida's Governor Introduced a Poll Tax

While You Weren't Looking, Florida's Governor Introduced a Poll Tax
The new law creates two classes of returning citizens: a group wealthy enough to afford their voting rights and another group who cannot afford to vote.
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Nonprofit Christian Hospital Sues Its Own Low-Wage Workers For Unpaid Medical Bills

Nonprofit Christian Hospital Sues Its Own Low-Wage Workers For Unpaid Medical Bills
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has sued many of its own employees over unpaid medical bills and garnishes their wages. But its health care plan prevents them from going to competitors with better financial assistance.
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Missouri’s Governor ‘Weaponized Government’ Against the State’s Last Abortion Clinic

Missouri’s Governor ‘Weaponized Government’ Against the State’s Last Abortion Clinic
A former judge who has urged people to donate to a group that opposes abortion rights could have a say in whether Missouri's last abortion clinic remains open.
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Federal Judge Dismisses Charges Against 3 White Supremacists

Federal Judge Dismisses Charges Against 3 White Supremacists
The three, members of the Rise Above Movement, had been charged under a federal anti-riot statute with planning and then carrying out assaults at rallies in California in 2017. The judge said the federal statute used to prosecute them was unconstitutional.
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Trans Woman Dies in ICE Custody On the First Day of Pride Month

Trans Woman Dies in ICE Custody On the First Day of Pride Month
"For weeks, she pleaded for medical help."
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