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Veteran of Charles Koch’s Far-Right Higher Ed Machine Joins Department of Education

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has repeatedly confirmed what civil rights advocates feared: She will do all she can to impose her conservative Christian values on the public education system. The post Veteran of Charles Koch’s Far-Right Higher Ed Machine Joins Department of Education appeared first on Rewire.

The GOP Health Bill Is an Attack on Our Sexual Rights

Restricting contraception access is rooted in the notion that women’s sexuality should be limited to marriage and reproduction. The post The GOP Health Bill Is an Attack on Our Sexual Rights appeared first on Rewire.

House Democrats Join GOP in Further Criminalizing Undocumented Communities

The congressional bills are part of President Trump's campaign against cities that won't cooperate with his administration's draconian anti-immigrant policies. The post House Democrats Join GOP in Further Criminalizing Undocumented Communities appeared first on Rewire.

Artist at Work: Micah Bazant, Collaborative Designer and Illustrator

Once alienated by the art world's emphasis on individualism, Bazant makes a point of producing portraits and art for, with, and about marginalized people and communities. The post Artist at Work: Micah Bazant, Collaborative Designer and Illustrator appeared first on Rewire.

North Carolina Woman Facing Deportation Takes Sanctuary as ICE’s ‘Silent Raids’ Continue

"Are there enough churches here to take up this struggle?” The post North Carolina Woman Facing Deportation Takes Sanctuary as ICE’s ‘Silent Raids’ Continue appeared first on Rewire.

The ‘Feminist’ Spinoffs of the Sharing Economy Are Not So Much

By building on preexisting rideshare-company structures, these kinds of companies immediately place their workers—who are among the women they purport to protect—in precarious positions. The post The ‘Feminist’ Spinoffs of the Sharing Economy Are Not So Much appeared first on Rewire.

Trump’s Civil Rights Division Pick ‘Made a Career of Going Against Women and LGBT Rights’

"Eric Dreiband is woefully unqualified to lead the Civil Rights Division.” The post Trump’s Civil Rights Division Pick ‘Made a Career of Going Against Women and LGBT Rights’ appeared first on Rewire.

Comics for Choice: ‘Undue Burdens’

Your guide to this legal concept that's key to keeping abortion accessible—and how our laws themselves are obstacles. The post Comics for Choice: ‘Undue Burdens’ appeared first on Rewire.

Transgender Woman Alleges Abuse at McDonald’s. She’s Not Alone

Activists say the growing number of allegations against McDonald's indicate a widespread failure by the corporate parent to enforce its zero-tolerance policy against sexual harassment. The post Transgender Woman Alleges Abuse at McDonald’s. She’s Not Alone appeared first on Rewire.

If Lawmakers Get Their Way, Teens’ Sexting Could Land Them Behind Bars for 15 Years

A bill that passed the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this month could harshly penalize adolescents for their high-tech flirting and sexual experimentation. The post If Lawmakers Get Their Way, Teens’ Sexting Could Land Them Behind Bars for 15 Years appeared first on Rewire.

‘Trinity Lutheran’ Decision Already Affecting School Voucher Debate

One day after the Supreme Court ruled some direct government funding of churches is OK, the Court sent back down two other cases striking voucher programs as violating state Blaine amendments. The post ‘Trinity Lutheran’ Decision Already Affecting School Voucher Debate appeared first on Rewire.

So-Called Blue Lives Matter Laws ‘Are Beyond Salt in the Wound’

This wave of legislation has been called dangerous by racial justice advocates who say these laws aim to attack rather than protect communities that police serve. The post So-Called Blue Lives Matter Laws ‘Are Beyond Salt in the Wound’ appeared first on Rewire.

Here’s How States Are Responding to Trump’s Attack on Overtime Pay Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor moved Tuesday to take initial steps to dismantle the rule, which had been blocked by a court challenge. The post Here’s How States Are Responding to Trump’s Attack on Overtime Pay Rule appeared first on Rewire.

New York Attorney General Files Crucial Lawsuit Against Clinic Picketers

“The law guarantees women the right to control their own bodies and access the reproductive health care they need, without obstruction," said New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman. The post New York Attorney General Files Crucial Lawsuit Against Clinic Picketers appeared first on Rewire.

The Supreme Court’s Punt on Cases Could Affect Immigrants’ Constitutional Rights

The cases, Sessions v. Dimaya and Jennings v. Rodriguez, both involve constitutional challenges to immigration enforcement laws that ultimately ask the Supreme Court to help define the scope of any due process rights—fair treatment by...Show More Summary

Is Seattle’s Minimum Wage Boost Costing Jobs, or Isn’t It?

Economic policy analysts have pushed back against a recent study charging Seattle's minimum wage hike has cost jobs and pay for some workers. The post Is Seattle’s Minimum Wage Boost Costing Jobs, or Isn’t It? appeared first on Rewi...

How Mobile Health Units Aim to Revolutionize Reproductive Care in Chicago’s Underserved Communities

Unequal access to transportation and housing disenfranchises many low-income communities. Teenagers who attempt to obtain medical care often experience these inequalities in a heightened way given that they often lack the time, money,...Show More Summary

Court: CPCs in San Francisco Have to Tell the Truth

A law prohibiting anti-choice fake clinics from running ads that make it seem like they’re abortion providers is ruled constitutional. The post Court: CPCs in San Francisco Have to Tell the Truth appeared first on Rewire.

Texas Mayors, Police Officials Speak Out Against Immigration Law While They Still Can

"Expecting local law enforcement to prioritize immigration efforts, without adequate funding or increased support from involved governmental agencies, will hinder an agency’s ability to focus its limited resources on the unique needs...Show More Summary

Advocates: Texas Immigration Law Would Also Affect Black and Trans Communities

The advocates who spoke to Rewire expressed concern that should SB 4 be instated on September 1, it would only be a matter of time before lawmakers in other states pass similar laws. The post Advocates: Texas Immigration Law Would Also Affect Black and Trans Communities appeared first on Rewire.

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