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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Ex-GOP Lawmaker Brags About Tricking Black Democrats With Gerrymandering Scheme

Ex-GOP Lawmaker Brags About Tricking Black Democrats With Gerrymandering Scheme
Westmoreland bragged that he expressly tricked Democratic lawmakers in the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus into undermining their own interests.
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Southern States Have Closed 1,200 polling places since Supreme Court Gutted Voting Rights

Southern States Have Closed 1,200 polling places since Supreme Court Gutted Voting Rights
It’s voter suppression, but it’s flying under the radar.
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Trump’s Newest Plan for SNAP Would Trap Workers in Poverty

Trump’s Newest Plan for SNAP Would Trap Workers in Poverty
The Trump administration's proposal is also a backdoor attack on the school lunch program.
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GOP Congressman Who Calls Himself 'Person of Color' Defended Discrimination by Quoting MLK

 GOP Congressman Who Calls Himself 'Person of Color' Defended Discrimination by Quoting MLK
Kelly has a long record of making insulting, inappropriate, or just plain bizarre comments about race.
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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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