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ALERT! Maxine Waters Issues Statement on New Voting Process in Los Angeles
February 13, 2020
L.A. County voters will now have the option for where, when and how to vote. ... read more »
Quotes on the Passing of Kobe and Gianna Bryant
January 30, 2020
“God please be with the families involved. Heal every broken heart and be there in their time of need! Still can’t believe this" -Paul George ... read more »
Harris Resolution Affirms 150-Year-Old Federal Civil Rights Law
November 20, 2019
U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) introduced a Senate resolution on Nov. 18, affirming the importance of the Civil Rights Act of 1866, Section 1981, one of the country’s fundamental anti-discrimination laws. ... read more »
Committee Democrats Call on Facebook to Halt Cryptocurrency Plans
July 12, 2019
“Investors and consumers transacting in Libra may be exposed to serious privacy and national security concerns, cyber security risks, and trading risks. Those using Facebook’s digital wallet – storing potentially trillions of dollars without depository insurance– also may become unique targets for hackers. For example, during the first three quarters of 2018, hackers stole nearly $1 billion from cryptocurrency exchanges.[3] The system could also provide an under-regulated platform for illicit activity and money laundering.” ... read more »
CBC Meets with CBS News to Discuss Importance of Diversity in News Coverage, Challenges Organization to Add More Journalists and Staff of Color
January 25, 2019
The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) met with officials from CBS News to discuss the importance of diversity in news coverage and insist the organization add more reporters of color to their roster of journalists chosen to cover the upcoming 2020 election campaign. CBS News recently faced criticism regarding the lack of diversity among the reporters chosen to cover the upcoming election.  CBC members also pressed the organization to take more proactive steps to increase diversity overall, including divisions outside of the newsroom.  ... read more »
Waters Introduces Bill to Ensure Student Civil Rights are Protected by Betsy DeVos
August 2, 2018
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, introduced H.R. 6537, the Education Department Civil Rights Transparency Act, which will increase transparency in investigations conducted by the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights in order to ensure that students’ civil rights are protected. ... read more »
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