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The Mowgli’s Joins HRC’s Equality Rocks Campaign

American alternative rock band The Mowgli's has joined HRC’s Equality Rocks campaign. This California-based band’s music is known for sending a universal message of love and positivity, which the band shows on and off stage. Along with...Show More Summary

Is Dept. of Justice Use of Force Database enough?

Last Thursday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced steps by the Department of Justice to enable the nationwide collection of data on law enforcement interactions with civilians, including data pertaining to the use of force by law enforcement.

WTF Friday, 10/21/2016

This week’s standout “WTF” was South Africa’s sudden withdrawal from the International Criminal Court. My thoughts, coauthored with Stephanie Schwartz: Is this the end of the International Criminal Court? Here’s the blurb:

‘The Darkness Comes’: CIA Torture Victims Describe How the Mental Scars Never Go Away

A New York Times’ investigative series shows how the mental wounds of torture last longer than physical ones. The New York Times is publishing a devastating exposé series on the lasting psychological effects of U.S. government torture...Show More Summary

Since When Did Police Officers Replace the Principal’s Office?

School administrators across California increasingly rely on police officers to enforce minor disciplinary infractions. Back in the day, a student who broke school rules or otherwise misbehaved would be reprimanded by a teacher or sent to the principal’s office. Show More Summary

HRC President Chad Griffin in Colorado to #turnOUT the Vote!

HRC President Chad Griffin joined us in Colorado this week for several #turnOUT events. Griffin spent time with our local members, volunteer leaders and U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, reminding Coloradans to turn in their ballots early. Griffin...Show More Summary

#turnOUT the Early Vote in North Carolina

Submitted by: Noreen Elnady, Field Organizer for TurnOUT North Carolina Thursday was a very exciting day for me especially, since it was my first-ever time voting. I only became a U.S. citizen a couple of months ago, so this was my first...Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: October 21, 2016

COUNTDOWN and #TurnOUT: 18 days until Election Day and all eyes are on North Carolina -- a crucial swing state this election year. HRC and our partners at ENC are working throughout the state and in targeted districts -- like those in the Charlotte area where an estimated 90,000 LGBTQ voters call home. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton’s Commitment to LGBTQ Equality Front and Center in New HRC Campaign Video Ad

Today, HRC released a new video ad featuring Hillary Clinton’s historic commitment to fighting for full LGBTQ equality. “Time and again Hillary Clinton has demonstrated through her words and actions that she is committed to fighting for full LGBTQ equality,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. Show More Summary

HRC President Chad Griffin and VP Nominee Tim Kaine Visit Charlotte to Kick Off Early Voting

Last night, in advance of the third and final presidential debate, volunteers gathered at the TurnOUT North Carolina office in Charlotte for an election phone bank. Callers chatted with HRC members about several of the candidates that...Show More Summary

Municipal Equality Index 2016: All-Star Cities

At a time when many states have failed to extend LGBTQ-inclusive laws and policies, cities are stepping up to ensure that all citizens are treated equally. HRC Foundation’s Municipal Equality Index, released this week in partnershipShow More Summary

HRC and Equality NC Release Two New “Lennie and Pearl” Ads: “Hillary” and “Voting”

Today, HRC and Equality NC are releasing two new video ads in North Carolina: “Hillary” and “Voting.” The ads feature Lennie Gerber and Pearl Berlin, a North Carolina couple together for a half century, talking about what is at stake and on the ballot in this election. Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: October 20, 2016

COUNTDOWN and #TurnOUT: 19 days until Election Day and the stakes for LGBTQ Americans could not be higher. With 10 million LGBTQ voters, the equality vote will make a key difference in this election. Through Nov. 8, we’ll use this space to highlight compelling numbers on the power of the LGBTQ vote. Show More Summary

Stand Up to Bullying and Donald Trump in Honor of Spirit Day

Each year, HRC is proud to stand with our allies around the globe against bullying in honor of Spirit Day. On the campaign trail over the past several months, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has unleashed a torrent of egregious and harmful rhetoric. Show More Summary

UNICEF Responds To Mosul Crisis: 4 Things You Need To Know

As the battle to retake the city intensifies, half a million children and their families will be at extreme risk.

The End of Extremism and the New Cold War

Victory over the Islamic State in Mosul and Raqqa will bring about the demise of ISIS but fail to foster an end to the tensions and conflict in the region. The post The End of Extremism and the New Cold War appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

Waiting for Matthew

As I prepared for Hurricane Matthew’s arrival, I took a little time to reread E.B. White’s classic “The Eye of Edna.” Published in The New Yorker, White describes how he follows the track of Hurricane Edna as the storm moves up the east coast in 1954. This was well before 24 hour news, dedicated weather […]

Going to School Turns Into a Nightmare for Aleppo’s Children

Four young children were killed by a mortar on their way to school. And this comes two days after another hit a school, killing five kids.

Federal Judge in Texas Doubles Down on Transgender Discrimination by Refusing to Narrow Injunction

Today, HRC responded to a federal judge’s refusal to narrow his nationwide injunction on the enforcement of federal guidance regarding transgender students. In Texas v. United States, U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor recently blocked...Show More Summary

LGBTQ Voters #turnOUT for Early Voting in Key Swing State of Ohio

Greetings from the Buckeye State where I'm on the ground in my hometown of Cleveland mobilizing HRC members in support of Hillary Clinton. There's an estimated 323,500 LGBTQ voters in Ohio -- compare that to Obama's margin of victory...Show More Summary

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