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Trump’s Changes to Title X Program Would Hurt the Black Community’s Access to Family Planning
September 27, 2019
Recent efforts by the Trump administration to undermine the federal Title X family planning program could significantly impede access to essential preventive health services for low-income patients across the state of California and throughout the country. ... read more »
Debt Collectors Target Consumers of Color, People Making Less Than $50K
September 26, 2019
Conducted by Lake Research Partners and Chesapeake Beach Consulting, the poll was jointly commissioned by the Americans for Financial Reform (AFR) and the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL). The results, released on September 11, found stark opposition by consumers to regulatory reforms announced by the CFPB. Consumers are strongly united in wanting more and better protection in this area of financial regulation. ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus Slams the Trump Administration for Refusing Temporary Status to Bahamians
September 13, 2019
As reported by NBC News, the Trump Administration has announced it will not provide temporary protected status to Bahamians who fled Hurricane Dorian. If granted, this status would have let Bahamians work and live in the United States until it is deemed safe to return to their home. Congresswoman Karen Bass, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus issued the following statement in response: ... read more »
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After Memo Becomes Public, Focus of Trump Citizenship Question is Revealed
June 27, 2019
The information was revealed during a court filing released on May 30. ... read more »
Democrats Hold Hearing on White Supremacy
June 13, 2019
Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire, House Democrats, FBI and Department of Homeland Security, hearing, Trump administration, violent white supremacist groups, House Oversight Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, “Confronting White Supremacy: Adequacy of the Federal Response”, domestic extremists, 30 percent to 40 percent rise in domestic terrorism cases, FBI Assistant Director for Counterterrorism Michael McGarrity, FBI Deputy Assistant Director for Criminal Investigations Calvin Shivers, DHS assistant secretary Elizabeth Neumann ... read more »
California Couple Prevail in Third Roundup Cancer Lawsuit, Awarded $2 Billion
May 31, 2019
A California state jury issued a verdict in favor of a married couple, Alberta and Alva Pilliod, who—in a lawsuit against the Monsanto Company—attributed  their cancers to the use of Monsanto’s Roundup and other glyphosate-based herbicides, and to the company’s failure to properly warn of the risks. The jury awarded the couple $2 billion. Monsanto was acquired last summer by the German agrochemical and drug giant Bayer. ... read more »
California sues over $1B in canceled high-speed rail money
May 30, 2019
California sued Tuesday to block the Trump administration from cancelling nearly $1 billion for the state’s high-speed rail project, escalating the state’s feud with the federal government. ... read more »
Metro Atlanta’s Diversity Complicates Census Count
May 17, 2019
Inside the Clarkston Community Center, a 20-minute drive from downtown Atlanta, Mayor Ted Terry talked about canvassing for votes in that neighborhood five years ago.  ... read more »
Right-wing Disrupters
May 9, 2019
Liberal and progressive individuals and institutions should expect disruptions to not only continue but to increase in scale. Given the signals that the Trump administration has conveyed to the political Right—as in suggesting that it is appropriate to beat up opponents—the rabid Right feels empowered. ... read more »
BREAKING NEWS: The Pressure Mounts – New York Senate OKs Giving US House Trump State Tax Return
May 8, 2019
Courtesy Photo ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s Democrat-controlled Senate approved a bill easily Wednesday that would allow three congressional committees to get access to President Donald Trump’s state tax returns, ... read more »
Congressmember Lauren Underwood Slams the Trump Administration’s Continued Assault on Americans’ Health Care
May 7, 2019
Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) WASHINGTON –  Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) responded to the Department of Justice’s newly filed brief in Texas v. United States, in which the Administration asks the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to strike down protections for people with pre-existing conditions along with every protection and benefit of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). ... read more »
Time to Wake America up from its Student Debt Nightmare
April 25, 2019
Higher education has always offered opportunities to learn and earn a better quality of life. But in the 21stCentury, higher education has also become synonymous with ever deepening debt. More than 44 million consumers of varying ages and occupations struggle with $1.5 trillion in student debt.  ... read more »
Prayers and Petitions Call for Payday Rule Enactment Clergy Pray in Protest at Trump Doral While 130-Member Coalition Petitions CFPB
April 12, 2019
Every year the payday lending industry convenes in an effort to further expand and preserve the combined $8 billion-dollars in fees generated each year by consumers caught in that and car-title loans. This year, 2019, also marks the second consecutive year, that the organization representing sellers of these debt-trap loans, the Community Financial Services Association of America (CFSA), has held its event at the Trump National Doral resort in Miami. ... read more »
$62 Billion in Education Cuts Proposed, Key College Aid Could Be Slashed
April 4, 2019
Every budget defines priorities and values. To put it another way, what’s really important in life gets supported financially. For many families, having a home, food, and utilities usually rank pretty high. Then there are other budgetary concerns like saving for college or having a ‘rainy day’ fund to cover less frequent costs that can be much higher than the size of the next pay check.    ... read more »
Rep. Barragán Co-Sponsors the Dream and Promise Act of 2019
March 14, 2019
Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44) joined Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Nydia Velazquez (NY-7) and Yvette Clarke (NY-9) to introduce the Dream and Promise Act, H.R. 6, as an original co-sponsor. ... read more »
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