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Four States Vote to Raise the Minimum Wage Tuesday

Arizona, Colorado, Maine, and Washington passed ballot initiatives Tuesday to increase the minimum wage. And in South Dakota, voters rejected a measure to decrease the minimum wage for workers under 18. The post Four States Vote to Raise the Minimum Wage Tuesday appeared first on Rewire.

Washington State Legislature Remains Split

Washington state Republicans had little success advancing anti-choice and discriminatory bills during the 2016 legislative session. GOP lawmakers tried and failed to block a rule permitting people to use bathrooms based on their gender identity or gender expression. The post Washington State Legislature Remains Split appeared first on Rewire.

GOP Holds Senate Majority After Incumbent Anti-Choice Senators Win Key Races

The Associated Press reported Wednesday at 1:15 a.m. that Sen. Pat Toomey had won re-election in Pennsylvania, leading his party to cinch the Senate’s majority. Sen. Marco Rubio's victory came earlier Tuesday. The post GOP Holds Senate Majority After Incumbent Anti-Choice Senators Win Key Races appeared first on Rewire.

Donald Trump to Become Next President of the United States

Donald Trump created an anti-choice advisory council, pledged to nominate anti-choice justices to the Supreme Court in hopes of making the repeal of Roe v. Wade happen "automatically," and promised to help pass a 20-week abortion ban to solidify his credentials with anti-choice voters. The post Donald Trump to Become Next President of the United States appeared first on Rewire.

Minimum Wage, ‘Right-to-Work,’ Marijuana Among 154 Ballot Measures Considered Tuesday

Voters in 35 states considered 154 ballot measures on Super Tuesday. The post Minimum Wage, ‘Right-to-Work,’ Marijuana Among 154 Ballot Measures Considered Tuesday appeared first on Rewire.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio Loses Re-Election Bid

Local activists, including the Bazta Arpaio campaign, held community canvassing events and voter registration drives leading up to Election Day in an effort to unseat Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The post Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio Loses Re-Election Bid appeared first on Rewire.

Indiana Gubernatorial Race Goes to Anti-Choice Republican

Indiana's Republican Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb said he supported policies like an omnibus anti-choice law that imposed a range of abortion restrictions. The post Indiana Gubernatorial Race Goes to Anti-Choice Republican appeared first on Rewire.

From a Wage Decrease to an Increase for Tipped Workers: Here Are the 2016 Minimum Wage Ballot Initiatives

Early numbers shows strong support for minimum wage and paid sick leave ballot initiatives in Arizona, Colorado, Maine, and Washington, according to the Fairness Project. The post From a Wage Decrease to an Increase for Tipped Workers: Here Are the 2016 Minimum Wage Ballot Initiatives appeared first on Rewire.

Mail-Order Abortion: The Future Is Now

Women in dozens of countries around the world are already able to mail-order pills for early abortion care. So why not in the United States? The post Mail-Order Abortion: The Future Is Now appeared first on Rewire.

Incidents of Voter Suppression Reported Across the Nation

"The truth of the matter is, if you actually want to vote, then you can vote," said President Barack Obama during an MSNBC interview with the Rev. Al Sharpton on Friday. The post Incidents of Voter Suppression Reported Across the Nation appeared first on Rewire.

Federal Poll Monitors Set for First Presidential Election With Gutted Voting Rights Act

Julie Fernandes, advocacy director for voting rights and democracy at the Open Society Foundations, said that under different circumstances, the racially charged rhetoric during the 2016 presidential election would have led the Department...Show More Summary

Standing Rock Activists See Flood of Online Support

"What is unfolding before our eyes is a systematic process of cultural mutilation and annihilation of land and land rights, a policy that has been enforced for hundreds of years by the colonizing forces around the globe," said Reshmi...Show More Summary

We Had Abortions, and Here’s What That ‘Jane the Virgin’ Story Line Meant to Us

We Testify abortion storytellers Jack Qu’emi Gutiérrez, Sam Romero, and Daniela Diaz—all Latinxs who have had abortions—sat down to discuss the Jane the Virgin abortion story line and the effects of Latinx representation on network television. The post We Had Abortions, and Here’s What That ‘Jane the Virgin’ Story Line Meant to Us appeared first on Rewire.

Proposition 60 Ignores Unique Needs of Porn Industry, Perpetuates Falsehoods

In my opinion, the biggest issue with California's Prop 60 is that it was drafted without any input from the industry, as well as without any understanding of how the industry functions today. Porn performers are constantly working internally...Show More Summary

The Lawsuits That Could Majorly Affect Voting Rights Around the Country This Election Day

Some of the lawsuits challenge restrictions enacted after the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013 gutted the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v. Holder. The post The Lawsuits That Could Majorly Affect Voting Rights Around the Country This Election Day appeared first on Rewire.

Open Letter From Black Clergy Does Not Represent My Church, My Leaders

The Black church is not a monolith and cannot be spoken for by any singular ideological voice. Those who try only manage to reduce the church to a one-dimensional caricature of itself that is neither accurate nor productive for discussions...Show More Summary

Virginia Ballot Proposal Could Cement Anti-Union Law in State Constitution

Not only are people in "right-to-work" states more likely to hold low-wage jobs, these policies have had negative effects on access to health care and other quality-of-life measures. The post Virginia Ballot Proposal Could Cement Anti-Union Law in State Constitution appeared first on Rewire.

Trump Is Changing the Way Girls View Their Bodies

“And even though I know the things he says about women aren’t true, I can’t help but feel disrespected and just kind of bummed out by it,” one girl told the New York Times. The post Trump Is Changing the Way Girls View Their Bodies appeared first on Rewire.

Anti-Choice Group: ‘Fire’ Alaska Justices Over Abortion Decision

Alaska Family Action tried and failed in 2010 and 2012 to unseat justices over abortion-related decisions. The post Anti-Choice Group: ‘Fire’ Alaska Justices Over Abortion Decision appeared first on Rewire.

Clinton and Trump’s Records on Reproductive Health, Voting Rights, and More

Clinton has been consistent on her reproductive health stances. For his part, Trump has repeatedly changed positions on abortion, though he has said he supports over-the-counter contraception being available to women. The post Clinton and Trump’s Records on Reproductive Health, Voting Rights, and More appeared first on Rewire.

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