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New York Democrats Move to Protect Reproductive Rights From Trump

Advocates at the New York-based public policy organization, the National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH), said the public should not “rely solely on federal protections to ensure residents’ basic rights." The post New York Democrats Move to Protect Reproductive Rights From Trump appeared first on Rewire.

Betsy DeVos Alarms Special Education Advocates, Parents

REX/Shutterstock Betsy DeVos at her Senate Confirmatoin hearing in Washington D.C. on January 17, 2017. A t an hour when most parents were headed home for the evening, education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos sat down to testify before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. Show More Summary

Salmon Advocates Call for Suspension of Snake River Dam Spending Projects

Field Notes Last week, advocates for wild salmon asked a judge to suspend federal funding on 11 projects, totaling more than $110 million, on four dams on the Snake River. …

Marijuana is about as popular as Donald Trump in these 5 red states

The results of the 2016 election tell us being a Republican and a marijuana legalization advocate are no longer mutually exclusive, if the labels ever were to begin with. Eight US states voted on marijuana legalization ballots in the 2016 Election. Show More Summary

California Strikes a Bold Pose as Vanguard of the Resistance

2 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

Some advocate defiance of the Trump administration to protect the state’s progressive agenda. But others see little sense in opening with belligerence.

Who represents the Palestinian people?

The political parties and groups advocating for the cause of Palestinian self-determination.

Education Secretary nominee DeVos: I will be an advocate for all great schools

President-elect Donald Trump's pick for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, faced many questions during her confirmation hearing on Tuesday. On Tuesday she pledged to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee that she would not seek to dismantle public schools and would address "the needs of all parents and students." … Click to Continue »

United Nations Memo: In South Sudan, Mass Killings, Rapes and the Limits of U.S. Diplomacy

2 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

Samantha Power, the ambassador to the United Nations, is known for advocating diplomacy to prevent atrocities, but poor timing has hampered efforts to avert a catastrophe.

Trump team drops the ball at another confirmation hearing

Like secretary of state nominee Rex W. Tillerson, education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos, an advocate for school reform, has never served in government and never undergone a confirmation hearing. For someone used to polite interchanges...Show More Summary

These courageous HIV advocates will lead the way against Trump in 2017

2 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Donald J. Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress are a threat to everything HIV advocates have been fighting for during the last thirty years, and that includes access to healthcare, bans on insurance companies using HIV as reason to deny coverage, HIV prevention programs like PrEP, and the dignity with which we treat those who are [...]

Thousands of women will wear pink 'pussy hats' the day after Trump's inauguration

On January 21, a day after Donald Trump's inauguration, approximately 200,000 people will march on Washington DC to advocate for gender equality. Tens of thousands of them will also participate in the Pussyhat Project and sport "pussy...Show More Summary

CT Lawmakers Follow Tradition and will Debate Tolling State Highways Once Again

Stamford Advocate reports, “The General Assembly will again consider installing electronic tolls on state highways, renewing a debate that’s becoming an annual ritual at the state Capitol. State Rep. Henry Genga, D-East Hartford, has submitted a bill that would bring electronic tolls to an unspecified number of highways and state Sen. Show More Summary

Trump’s pick for Education Secretary worked with an organization advocating child labor

Donald Trump’s selection for Secretary of Education, billionaire voucher advocate Betsy DeVos, has made her imprint on policy through large donations to extremist conservative groups, including the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty. In addition to being a donor, DeVos has served on Acton’s Board of Directors for 10 years. The Institute […]

City Council poised to renew tax-lien program despite concerns from housing advocates

Seven years ago Deonarine Persaud and his wife paid off the mortgage on the single-family house in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn, that they'd acquired in 1989 for $120,000. Shortly after, however, their... To view the full story, click the title link.

Betsy DeVos Got Schooled in Her Confirmation Hearing

Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of education, just failed her first test. At her Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday night, the billionaire conservative philanthropist and “school choice” advocate appeared...Show More Summary

DeVos – I’ll Be a Strong Advocate for Public Education and Accountability

DeVos holds her own against hostile Democrats and anti-choice attitudes The post DeVos – I’ll Be a Strong Advocate for Public Education and Accountability appeared first on RedState.

Civil Rights Advocates Concerned That Betsy DeVos Will Not Stand Up for All Children

23 hours agoNews : Truthdig

By Lauren McCauley / Common Dreams Groups warn that the billionaire’s record and lack of experience make her her “wholly unqualified” for the position of secretary of education.

Meryl Streep and Lena Dunham Honor 100 Years of Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz in New Video

Abortion advocate Lena Dunham released a new celebrity-backed, animated short film this week that celebrates the work of Planned Parenthood. Her film “100 Years” explains the history of the abortion business, beginning with founder Margaret Sanger and continuing through today, according to the Hollywood Reporter. It addresses Roe v. Wade, the Hyde Amendment and other […]

What's Next in the Fight Against Child Trafficking?

In recent years, anti human-trafficking advocates have made many gains, but we have a long way to go before we end this global scourge.

Is GOP Congress gunning for Endangered Species Act?

The Magic 8-Ball sez, "You betcha." Now, with the ascension of President-elect Donald Trump, Republicans see an opportunity to advance broad changes to a law they contend has been exploited by wildlife advocates to block economic development. “It has never been used for the rehabilitation of species. Show More Summary

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