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Harris Continues Presidential Kick Off in Los Angeles
May 22, 2019
City and county elected officials, plus hundreds of Angelenos gathered at Los Angeles Southwest College on May 19 as Senator Kamala Harris continued her presidential campaign kickoff here in the southland. ... read more »
WATCH: Congressmember Lucy McBath Introduces Bipartisan Amendment to Establish a National Child Abuse Hotline
May 22, 2019
Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA)has  introduced a bipartisan amendment to H.R. 2480, the Stronger Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (Stronger CAPTA) to establish a national hotline to prevent child abuse and neglect. ... read more / watch video »
Senator Kamala Harris Reintroduces Legislation Addressing Black Maternal Mortality Crisis
May 22, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Wednesday reintroduced the Maternal Care Access and Reducing Emergencies (Maternal CARE) Act, legislation to address persistent biases and shortcomings in our nation’s medical system that have contributed to the ongoing crisis in Black maternal mortality. ... read more »
Donald Trump Loses Battle in Court, Judge Rules Trump Cannot Block a House Subpoena of Financial Records
May 20, 2019
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge in Washington ruled Monday against President Donald Trump in a financial records dispute with Congress. U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta, ... read more »
Trayvon Martin’s Mom Sybrina Fulton, Announces Run for Office in Miami
May 19, 2019
MIAMI (AP) — A mother who turned to activism after the slaying of her black teen son Trayvon Martin has announced she is running for office in Miami. ... read more »
Sen. Kamala Harris Gives Props to Black Press at 75th Anniversary of San Francisco Sun-Reporter
May 16, 2019
Amelia Ashley Ward, Publisher of the Sun Reporter stands with Sen. Kamala Harris and San Francisco Mayor London Breed at the 75th Anniversary of the Sun Reporter May 9, ... read more »
Gov. Says No More Tax on Diapers and Tampons, Period
May 16, 2019
Yes, it got a little Hollywood upstate in Sacramento Tuesday.  A stage decorated with props – jumbo boxes of pampers and tampons - helped Gov. Gavin Newsom tell the story of his plan to eliminate sales taxes on diapers and other menstrual products over the next two years; the policy would be subject to renewal by the legislature after that.  ... read more »
Members of Congress Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Assist with Transition in Child Welfare Funding
May 16, 2019
This week, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth, along with colleagues in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, introduced the “Family First Transition and Support Act of 2019,” which would provide resources and funding flexibility for state and tribal child welfare systems to implement the Family First Prevention Services Act (Family First) -- a landmark piece of legislation signed into law in 2018 designed to transform the way the federal government funds child welfare services. ... read more »
Rep. Maxine Waters Receives an Honorary Doctorate of Laws Degree from the University of the District of Columbia
May 16, 2019
On Saturday, May 11, U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) -- the first woman and first African American to chair the powerful U.S. House Committee on Financial Services -- and civil rights icon and leader, Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., received Honorary Doctorate of Laws degrees from the University of the District of Columbia (UDC). Rep. Waters also delivered a keynote address to more than 900 graduates during UDC’s 2019 University of the District of Columbia (UDC) Commencement Convocation. ... read more »
Rep. Karen Bass and Members of Congress Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Assist With Transition In Child Welfare Funding
May 15, 2019
  WASHINGTON –  Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth, along with colleagues in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, ... read more »
Congressman Gregory W. Meeks Reintroduces Investor Choice Against Gun Proliferation Act
May 15, 2019
Washington, DC – Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (NY-05) reintroduced the Investor Choice Against Gun Proliferation Act. In recent years, mass shootings have prompted many companies to sever ties with the National Rifle Association (NRA). ... read more »
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