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Arkansas Governor Signs Ban on Most Common Method of Second Trimester Abortion

27 January 2017 - 11:02am
Center for Reproductive Rights

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson (R) signed a measure (HB 1032) into law yesterday which bans the most common method of ending a pregnancy in the second trimester. 

Said Amanda Allen, Senior State Legislative Counsel at the Center for Reproductive Rights:

Civil Rights Groups Applaud the New York Attorney General’s Intervention in Lawsuit Against New York City Board of Elections

27 January 2017 - 10:53am
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee), together with Common Cause/New York, LatinoJustice PRLDEF and the law firm of Dechert LLP, applaud New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman for filing a motion to intervene in their lawsuit against the New York City Board of Elections (NYC BOE). 

The New York Attorney General’s motion comes on the heels of U.S. District Court Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis granting the U.S. Department of Justice’s separate motion to intervene.  DOJ filed its motion on January 12, and Judge Garaufis granted it on January 18.

CAIR Joins Ohio Faith Leaders’ Call on Senator Portman to Reject Sessions Nomination as Attorney General

27 January 2017 - 10:51am
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

The Cleveland chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Cleveland) today joined Ohio faith leaders in delivering a “Declaration of Moral Resistance” signed by more than 100 Ohio clergy leaders to the Cleveland offices of US Senator Rob Portman calling on him to reject the nomination of Jeff Sessions for Attorney General.

The faith leaders assembled under the banner of Faith in Public Life, a non-profit strategy center for the faith community advancing faith in the public square as a powerful force for justice, compassion and the common good.

CAIR Joins Ohio Faith Leaders’ Call on Senator Portman to Reject Sessions Nomination as Attorney General

27 January 2017 - 10:51am
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

The Cleveland chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Cleveland) today joined Ohio faith leaders in delivering a “Declaration of Moral Resistance” signed by more than 100 Ohio clergy leaders to the Cleveland offices of US Senator Rob Portman calling on him to reject the nomination of Jeff Sessions for Attorney General.

The faith leaders assembled under the banner of Faith in Public Life, a non-profit strategy center for the faith community advancing faith in the public square as a powerful force for justice, compassion and the common good.

CAIR Joins Ohio Faith Leaders’ Call on Senator Portman to Reject Sessions Nomination as Attorney General

27 January 2017 - 10:51am
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

The Cleveland chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Cleveland) today joined Ohio faith leaders in delivering a “Declaration of Moral Resistance” signed by more than 100 Ohio clergy leaders to the Cleveland offices of US Senator Rob Portman calling on him to reject the nomination of Jeff Sessions for Attorney General.

The faith leaders assembled under the banner of Faith in Public Life, a non-profit strategy center for the faith community advancing faith in the public square as a powerful force for justice, compassion and the common good.

Bowser’s Evasion of Campaign Finance Reform Questions Highlights Needs for D.C. Council to Act

27 January 2017 - 10:49am
Public Citizen

Mayor Muriel Bowser’s refusal to acknowledge that corporations wield too much influence in District elections – as evidenced by her answers to three questions about money in politics at a forum on Thursday night – underscores the need for the D.C. Council to move swiftly on campaign finance reform legislation.

Bowser’s Evasion of Campaign Finance Reform Questions Highlights Needs for D.C. Council to Act

27 January 2017 - 10:49am
Public Citizen

Mayor Muriel Bowser’s refusal to acknowledge that corporations wield too much influence in District elections – as evidenced by her answers to three questions about money in politics at a forum on Thursday night – underscores the need for the D.C. Council to move swiftly on campaign finance reform legislation.

Bowser’s Evasion of Campaign Finance Reform Questions Highlights Needs for D.C. Council to Act

27 January 2017 - 10:49am
Public Citizen

Mayor Muriel Bowser’s refusal to acknowledge that corporations wield too much influence in District elections – as evidenced by her answers to three questions about money in politics at a forum on Thursday night – underscores the need for the D.C. Council to move swiftly on campaign finance reform legislation.

As Trump Dismantles Obama’s Climate Legacy, People’s Climate Movement Organizes for Mass Mobilization in DC on April 29

25 January 2017 - 8:05am
350.org

In the wake of last weekend’s Women’s Marches, activists have announced a major “People’s Climate March” on April 29th in Washington, D.C. and across the country. The effort is being organized by the coalition formed out of 2014’s People’s Climate March, which brought over 400,000 people to the streets of New York City and many more around the world.

As Trump Dismantles Obama’s Climate Legacy, People’s Climate Movement Organizes for Mass Mobilization in DC on April 29

25 January 2017 - 8:05am
350.org

In the wake of last weekend’s Women’s Marches, activists have announced a major “People’s Climate March” on April 29th in Washington, D.C. and across the country. The effort is being organized by the coalition formed out of 2014’s People’s Climate March, which brought over 400,000 people to the streets of New York City and many more around the world.

Jewish Voice for Peace Pledges to Fight Anti-Muslim, Anti-Immigrant Trump Administration Policies

25 January 2017 - 8:01am
Jewish Voice for Peace

As the Trump administration follows through on the some of most harmful and alarming promises of his campaign, we will follow through on ours: to love, defend and fight alongside our friends, neighbors, and communities directly under attack.

Jewish Voice for Peace Pledges to Fight Anti-Muslim, Anti-Immigrant Trump Administration Policies

25 January 2017 - 8:01am
Jewish Voice for Peace

As the Trump administration follows through on the some of most harmful and alarming promises of his campaign, we will follow through on ours: to love, defend and fight alongside our friends, neighbors, and communities directly under attack.

Trump Must Not Turn Back Clock on Torture

25 January 2017 - 8:00am
Reprieve

President Trump is set to reverse President Obama’s ban on secret CIA prisons, a key feature of the Bush-era torture and rendition program, according to today’s New York Times

BREAKING: Greenpeace Activists Deploy “Resist” Banner Above the White House

25 January 2017 - 7:59am
Greenpeace

This morning, seven activists began deploying a 70-foot by 35-foot banner of the word “Resist” above the White House. The activists from around the country are still in place, calling for those who want to resist Trump’s attacks on environmental, social, economic, and educational justice to contribute to a better America.

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BREAKING: Greenpeace Activists Deploy “Resist” Banner Above the White House

25 January 2017 - 7:59am
Greenpeace

This morning, seven activists began deploying a 70-foot by 35-foot banner of the word “Resist” above the White House. The activists from around the country are still in place, calling for those who want to resist Trump’s attacks on environmental, social, economic, and educational justice to contribute to a better America.

LIVE UPDATES:

Civil and Human Rights Coalition Responds to White House's Baseless Voting Claim

25 January 2017 - 7:29am
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement in response to the made-up claim from the White House that millions of illegal votes were cast in the past election. Invented claims like these are usually used to undermine the advancement and enforcement of voting rights laws:

“The White House is bashing immigrants, undermining voting rights, and playing to bigotry all at once.

Civil and Human Rights Coalition Responds to White House's Baseless Voting Claim

25 January 2017 - 7:29am
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement in response to the made-up claim from the White House that millions of illegal votes were cast in the past election. Invented claims like these are usually used to undermine the advancement and enforcement of voting rights laws:

“The White House is bashing immigrants, undermining voting rights, and playing to bigotry all at once.

10,000+ Join #ResistTrumpTuesday Protests in 200+ Actions Nationwide to Oppose Trump’s #SwampCabinet and Resist Trump’s Agenda

24 January 2017 - 12:01pm
MoveOn.org

More than 10,000 activists and concerned people are holding more than 200 #ResistTrumpTuesday peaceful rallies outside in-district Congressional offices nationwide today, urging Senators to Stop Trump’s #SwampCabinet.

10,000+ Join #ResistTrumpTuesday Protests in 200+ Actions Nationwide to Oppose Trump’s #SwampCabinet and Resist Trump’s Agenda

24 January 2017 - 12:01pm
MoveOn.org

More than 10,000 activists and concerned people are holding more than 200 #ResistTrumpTuesday peaceful rallies outside in-district Congressional offices nationwide today, urging Senators to Stop Trump’s #SwampCabinet.

Statement from Diane Yentel, President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, regarding a proposal from Democratic Senators to Invest $1 Trillion in Infrastructure

24 January 2017 - 11:20am
National Low Income Housing Coalition

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) commends Senate Democrats for recognizing the importance of affordable housing investments in a comprehensive infrastructure package.

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