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Irish PM Boasts of Blocking Windfarm for Donald Trump

Irish prime minister, Leo Varadkar dropped a major climate clanger in Washington this week, when boasting about intervening with Irish planning authorities on behalf of Donald Trump. The incident occurred in 2014, prior to Trump’s presidential...Show More Summary

HHS Secretary Backs Trump Official Who Tried to Block Immigrant Teens From Abortion Care

“For too long, young people, women of color, and immigrants have borne the brunt of extreme anti-abortion policies. No more. Scott Lloyd must go.” The post HHS Secretary Backs Trump Official Who Tried to Block Immigrant Teens From Abortion Care appeared first on Rewire.News.

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: March 16, 2018

BREAKING - HRC WORKING TO RID CONGRESS OF ILLINOIS’ ANTI-LGBTQ DAN LIPINSKI: Yesterday, HRC President Chad Griffin (@ChadHGriffin) was in Chicago where he joined staff, volunteers and coalition partners to mobilize HRC members in Illinois’...Show More Summary

Avisos de televisión y radio aquejan al congresista Lipinski por historial de inmigración

Por Ellyn Fortino, SEIU Una importante organización de derechos de inmigrantes lanzó hoy nuevos anuncios de radio y televisión en español atacando al congresista Dan Lipinski (IL-3) por su historial de inmigración, que incluye su voto...Show More Summary

The Resistance Reclaims Its Time at the HRC Los Angeles Dinner

The HRC Los Angeles Dinner brought together more than 1,000 of HRC’s most active members and supporters in California to raise crucial funds in the fight for LGBTQ equality. On March 10, the greater Los Angeles area re-committed itself to the fight for equality with a night of incredible guests at the JW Marriott L.A. Show More Summary

New Spanish-Language TV, Radio Ads Hit Congressman Lipinski Over Immigration

Post submitted by Ellyn Fortino, SEIU A major immigrant rights organization released new Spanish-language TV and radio ads today hitting Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) over his immigration record, including his vote against the Dream...Show More Summary

Janelle Monáe Fems the Future

Janelle Monáe has blessed us with two new music videos “Make Me Feel” and “Django Jane” and I don’t know about you, but they’ve been on repeat at my house. Both songs are Black feminist anthems that explore gender, sexuality, and race. Watching these videos is an escape away from daily stress – they remind me […]

First Ever: Bettor Sues Harness Racing Trainer for Doping, Racketeering, Fraud

In a first-of-its-kind lawsuit, a bettor is alleging that a horse trainer and owner have violated state and federal racketeering laws and engaged in fraud by illegally doping a... The post First Ever: Bettor Sues Harness Racing Trainer for Doping, Racketeering, Fraud appeared first on PETA.

Georgia Law Enforcement Invites a Noted Anti-Muslim Speaker to ‘Train’ Their Officers on Islam

The ACLU of Georgia is demanding local police cancel an anti-Muslim training on Thursday. The Barrow County Sheriff’s Office is holding a “training course” on Thursday apparently approved by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. Show More Summary

HRC Opposes Trump-Pence Judicial Nominee Thomas Farr

Today, HRC sent a letter to senators urging them to oppose Donald Trump’s nomination of Thomas Farr to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. “Thomas Farr’s long career undermining the fundamental rightsShow More Summary

Scott Lloyd’s Anti-Abortion Ideology Is Harming the People His Agency Is Supposed to Protect

Newly released video depositions show just how far Scott Lloyd is willing to go to obstruct abortion. In March 2017, President Trump appointed Scott Lloyd to run a federal agency called the Office of Refugee Resettlement. Lloyd has almost no background in helping refugees. Show More Summary

Olympian Gus Kenworthy teams up with HSI to rescue dogs from South Korea’s meat trade

American Olympic freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy (pictured above) said it was “so upsetting to see these dogs in such appalling conditions, many of them crammed four or five to a tiny cage with absolutely no room to move.” Still, he noted,...Show More Summary

Abortion worker quits and becomes pro-life: Abortion is wrong

Some of the most powerful stories in the pro-life movement come from former abortion workers. These workers were once dedicated to promoting and committing abortions, but eventually, because their consciences could no longer be suppressed, they came out of the industry. Show More Summary

Documentary director to highlight ‘amazing’ spectrum of pro-life work

“Penny: Portrait of a Birth Mom” is a ten minute short film about the true story of a woman who, in the midst of her second unplanned pregnancy, chose the bittersweet path of adoption. The poignant short, with its gently rolling narrative and visuals, is a complete production in itself. Show More Summary

Planned Parenthood indoctrinates teens by mixing politics with sex ed

On the surface, the Whatcom Family and Community Network seems like a robust community resource, providing all sorts of help to local families in the Whatcom County, WA area. Its purpose is admirable: helping those who are poor findShow More Summary

NEW: LGBTQ Advocates Launch TV Ad Targeting Trump-Pence Ban on Transgender Troops

Today, HRC, Lambda Legal, OutServe-SLDN, the American Military Partner Association, and Gender Justice League unveiled a new television ad -- entitled “Patriots” -- featuring military, national security, and bipartisan officials voicing opposition to the Trump-Pence administration’s ban on transgender service members. Show More Summary

The Leadership and Political Power of Black Women

As Black History Month draws to a close, and we turn toward Women’s History Month, HRC is highlighting the political and electoral power of Black women. From leaders like Diane Nash and Rosa Parks, at the heart of the civil rights era,...Show More Summary

Pro-Life Actress Stacey Dash Is Running for Congress

Actress and conservative activist Stacey Dash is running for Congress as a Republican candidate in California’s 44th district to replace Rep. Nanette Barragan (D). Federal Election Commission documents prove it. Dash became famous for her hilarious role as Dionne in “Clueless” in 1995, where she played the best friend of Alicia Silverstone’s Cher. Years later, […]

Lily Tomlin Leaves Message on Every Texas A&M Phone: End Muscular Dystrophy Tests on Dogs

More than 5,000 staff members of Texas A&M University (TAMU) picked up the phone today to hear an unexpected voice on the other end: Hollywood icon Lily Tomlin was... The post Lily Tomlin Leaves Message on Every Texas A&M Phone: End Muscular Dystrophy Tests on Dogs appeared first on PETA.

The Subtle Art of Making Substations Bulletproof

Cyberattacks on the grid get a lot of attention these days, but good old-fashioned kinetic weapons have done more damage to U.S. electrical infrastructure so far. Utilities across the nation have experienced seemingly random firearm attacks on electrical substations, which can damage or destroy the expensive equipment within. Show More Summary

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