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Four Groundbreaking Victories in Tuesday’s Down-Ballot Elections

Tuesday's Democratic victories included a transgender woman who unseated a virulently anti-trans Republican lawmaker in Virginia. The post Four Groundbreaking Victories in Tuesday’s Down-Ballot Elections appeared first on Rewire.

Flint Mayor Survives Recall Election Amid Trash and Water Contract Scandals

Karen Weaver beat 17 candidates after her support in Flint fell as City Council members accused her of corruption and incompetence. The post Flint Mayor Survives Recall Election Amid Trash and Water Contract Scandals appeared first on Rewire.

Maine’s GOP Governor Can’t Legally Stop Medicaid Expansion From Becoming Law

“When Gov. LePage and his allies tried to defeat Medicaid expansion at the ballot box, Mainers turned out in the ballot box to reject his lies. And we won." The post Maine’s GOP Governor Can’t Legally Stop Medicaid Expansion From Becoming Law appeared first on Rewire.

As Jane Doe Case Shows, Justice for All Includes Young People

While many organizations and individuals have been fighting to protect the health, rights, and identities of youth for decades, it’s clear there’s still a long way to go. The post As Jane Doe Case Shows, Justice for All Includes Young People appeared first on Rewire.

‘We Will Not Move Back’: Democrats Sweep Virginia in Rejection of Trump Politics

“This is what happens when you come and try to attack women, try to attack minorities, when you try to spread racism and xenophobia and sexism and misogyny." The post ‘We Will Not Move Back’: Democrats Sweep Virginia in Rejection of Trump Politics appeared first on Rewire.

Maine Voters Buck LePage as Medicaid Expansion Wins at the Polls

An estimated 70,000 Mainers living at or below the poverty line will be eligible for Medicaid after years of obstruction from the state's Republican governor. The post Maine Voters Buck LePage as Medicaid Expansion Wins at the Polls appeared first on Rewire.

Democrat Ralph Northam Takes Virginia Race for Governor

Northam, a longtime advocate for reproductive health care, opposed GOP efforts to institute forced ultrasounds and later introduced measures to roll back the law. The post Democrat Ralph Northam Takes Virginia Race for Governor appeared first on Rewire.

New York City Expands Paid Leave Law to Include Domestic Violence, Sex Trafficking

The inclusion of victims of trafficking makes New York’s law stand out, as it’s the first to mention them. The post New York City Expands Paid Leave Law to Include Domestic Violence, Sex Trafficking appeared first on Rewire.

Mental Health and Guns: Journalists Aren’t Asking the Right Questions

If politicians are going to respond to questions about policy solutions to mass shootings with “It's a mental health issue,” then journalists need to take that reply seriously and ask follow-up questions. The post Mental Health and Guns: Journalists Aren’t Asking the Right Questions appeared first on Rewire.

Trump Finds Another Way to Slash Legal Immigration

The Trump administration is ending temporary protected status for Nicaraguans after capping the number of refugees it would accept next year to 45,000, the lowest number in decades. The post Trump Finds Another Way to Slash Legal Immigration appeared first on Rewire.

In Virginia Race, A Glimmer of Hope for More Trans Politicians

Danica Roem could become the first openly trans person to hold statewide office in Virginia. And nationwide, almost 30 races have trans candidates. The post In Virginia Race, A Glimmer of Hope for More Trans Politicians appeared first on Rewire.

Action Star and Trump Supporter Steven Seagal Was Accused of Sexual Assault in 2010

As is too often the case with allegations levied against powerful figures, media outlets covered the case as a salacious gossip story. The post Action Star and Trump Supporter Steven Seagal Was Accused of Sexual Assault in 2010 appeared first on Rewire.

Gavel Drop: Republicans Can’t Seem to Stop Themselves From Purging Voter Rolls

Indiana's in trouble over removing voters. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas leaps to Neil Gorsuch's defense. And more shenanigans about the First Amendment. The post Gavel Drop: Republicans Can’t Seem to Stop Themselves From Purging Voter Rolls appeared first on Rewire.

The Country’s Largest Abortion Fund Launched This Week

“The right to abortion is meaningless if you can’t afford to pay for it." The post The Country’s Largest Abortion Fund Launched This Week appeared first on Rewire.

The Trump Administration Just Asked the Supreme Court to Bless a Forced Birth Policy

Here's an explanation of what the Department of Justice is asking the Supreme Court to do, and what it means moving forward. The post The Trump Administration Just Asked the Supreme Court to Bless a Forced Birth Policy appeared first on Rewire.

Kaepernick’s Lawsuit Shows Why Action Across the Board Is Necessary to Support Workers of Color

Colin Kaepernick's dispute with the NFL is also one that reveals contentious relationships between workers of color and management in our current political moment. The post Kaepernick’s Lawsuit Shows Why Action Across the Board Is Necessary to Support Workers of Color appeared first on Rewire.

‘Ask’: New Book Pushes Readers to Build a Broad Consent Culture

An anthology looks at consent in the bedroom, jail, workplace, hospital, and community. The post ‘Ask’: New Book Pushes Readers to Build a Broad Consent Culture appeared first on Rewire.

Trump Administration Wants Power to Block Abortion Access for All Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors

“We won’t let this distract us from the real issue here, which is that there are many more young women like Jane Doe out there who are still unable to get the care they need because of the Trump administration’s unconstitutional policies." The post Trump Administration Wants Power to Block Abortion Access for All Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors appeared first on Rewire.

In Pittsburgh, One of the ‘Best Cities’ to Live, Immigrants Still Face Barriers

Pittsburgh’s recent economic prosperity has not translated for its newest arrivals. The post In Pittsburgh, One of the ‘Best Cities’ to Live, Immigrants Still Face Barriers appeared first on Rewire.

#MeToo: Addressing Sexual Assault and Abuse in Social Justice Movements

"Power always attracts abusers. We need to stop being surprised when it happens." The post #MeToo: Addressing Sexual Assault and Abuse in Social Justice Movements appeared first on Rewire.

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