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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Documenting Hate in America: What ProPublica Found in 2018

Documenting Hate in America: What ProPublica Found in 2018
In the second year of the Documenting Hate project, ProPublica and its partners have reported on everything from violent neo-Nazis to road rage to anti-Semitic vandalism.
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We Need to Address Police Brutality in Alabama

We Need to Address Police Brutality in Alabama
The people of Alabama deserve police forces that serve and protect all communities equally.
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Brett Kavanaugh Didn’t Save Planned Parenthood Funding, No Matter What Susan Collins Seems to Think

Brett Kavanaugh Didn’t Save Planned Parenthood Funding, No Matter What Susan Collins Seems to Think
On Monday, Justice Brett Kavanaugh voted to turn away two cases trying to kick Planned Parenthood out of Medicaid—but that doesn't mean he's suddenly friendly on abortion rights.
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Anti-Choice Politicians Are Taking Direct Aim at Roe v. Wade

Anti-Choice Politicians Are Taking Direct Aim at Roe v. Wade
Anti-abortion politicians wasted no time going after Roe v. Wade after the midterm elections.
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State Protections Take Center Stage as Trump Readies Attack on Transgender Rights

State Protections Take Center Stage as Trump Readies Attack on Transgender Rights
“The American people overwhelmingly oppose the cruelty of this administration and we must make our voices heard at every opportunity."
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Mike Pence To Address Event Hosted By Anti-LGBT Hate Group

Mike Pence To Address Event Hosted By Anti-LGBT Hate Group
Vice President Mike Pence will address this year’s Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, an event put on annually by Religious Right group Family Research Council.
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‘Blue Lives Matter’ Supporters Marched in Philadelphia While Police Brutalized Counter-Protesters

‘Blue Lives Matter’ Supporters Marched in Philadelphia While Police Brutalized Counter-Protesters
Philadelphia officers arrested anti-fascist counter-protesters at a pro-police rally. Many were injured during street melees in which officers slammed counter-protesters to the ground because they did not disperse.
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Restricting Access to Voting: Texas Officials Aim to Shutter Driver’s License Offices in Black, Hispanic Communities

Restricting Access to Voting: Texas Officials Aim to Shutter Driver’s License Offices in Black, Hispanic Communities
Texas has a law requiring voters to show some form of ID at the polls.
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After 45 days, only one GOP senator has co-sponsored anti-lynching bill

After 45 days, only one GOP senator has co-sponsored anti-lynching bill
“Well, sometimes it’s good to be first."
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