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Five Gun Control Bills Congress Could Pass Right Now In Wake Of Florida Shooting

18 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

If lawmakers in Congress want to prevent future mass shootings, there are dozens of bills they could bring to a vote.

How Tennessee Became the Final Battleground in the Fight for Suffrage

19 hours agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

The campaign to extend voting rights to women in the US took more than 70 years, from the Seneca Falls meeting to the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Tennessee became the state that sealed the deal in the summer of 1920. Author Elaine...Show More Summary

When Fear Turned Into Fact: Congress’ Move to Gut the Americans With Disabilities Act Spurs Protests

Activists filled first the House Rules Committee session, and then the House Gallery days later for the final floor vote, chanting, "Don't take our rights away; hands off the ADA." The post When Fear Turned Into Fact: Congress’ Move to Gut the Americans With Disabilities Act Spurs Protests appeared first on Rewire.

Dodgers Dugout: The 25 greatest Dodgers of all time, No. 17: Branch Rickey

20 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell and let’s get right to No. 17 in our countdown. The 25 greatest Dodgers, No. 17: Branch Rickey (123 first-place votes, 6,407 points) Only five people received more than 100 first-place votes. Branch Rickey finished...

UN vote expected on 30-day cease-fire in Syria to help needy

yesterdayNews : USAToday: News

The U.N. human rights office said Wednesday that at least 346 people have been killed in eastern Ghouta since the Syrian government and its allies escalated an offensive on Feb. 4.        

Proposed L.A. ordinance would ban bigotry, discrimination in city

The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to draft a civil and human rights ordinance prohibiting discrimination and other forms of bigotry in Los Angeles while also creating a commission to investigate and enforce violations. The motion introduced by Council President Herb Wesson and Councilman...

Transworld 50-50 | Region 6

WATCH AND VOTE HERE. Voting for Region 6 has begun! Take a look at our winning submissions from Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Pennsylvania right here. Get behind your state or simply vote for your favorite edit--the choice is yours. Show More Summary

Did My Predictions at Slate About What President Trump Would Mean for Voting Rights Come True?

Last year the staff at Slate asked me to predict what would happen with voting rights in the Trump era, as part of a broader set of predictions about Trump’s effects on politics, law, and culture. Well they’ve now gone … Continue reading ?

Weekly Sum Up on Voting Rights and Democracy

Here’s your weekly Sum Up of key developments in voting rights and democracy.

Who Was Marjory Stoneman Douglas?

3 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

She fought for women’s right to vote and the conservation of the Everglades.

The Well-Dressed Suffragist

5 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

A true capitalist can see the value in any political movement if there is enough money to be made from it. In 1911, women in England were working to achieve the right to vote. A large demonstration was planned for June 17, to coincide with the coronation of George V, in which participants were urged to wear white in solidarity. Show More Summary

St. Louis Just Voted to Take Away Free Speech Rights of People Who Pray Outside Abortion Clinics

Pro-life advocates in St. Louis, Missouri soon could lose their free speech rights outside of city abortion facilities. Facing pressure from abortion activists, the St. Louis Board of Alderman public safety committee voted Wednesday to approve a buffer zone around the city Planned Parenthood, St. Louis Public Radio reports. The ordinance would put an 8-foot […]

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Opens Up About #MeToo, Voting Rights, and Millennials

The Supreme Court justice talks about sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and the cases she’d like to see overturned.

Colo. GOPers Vote Against Funding Commission Invoved in Cakeshop Case

They insist they don't want to defund the Colorado Civil Rights Commission indefinitely, but Democrats aren't buying it.

PAUL BOLYARD: A few thoughts on Mitt Romney running for Senate from his perch in Utah. If you wan…

PAUL BOLYARD: A few thoughts on Mitt Romney running for Senate from his perch in Utah. If you want Trump’s agenda to succeed (and that’s what it’s all about, right?) the GOP is going to need that Republican vote from Utah. We simply cannot afford another debacle like we saw in Louisiana. Mitt is still […]

Do voters have a right to wear political garb at the polling booth?

WHEN the justices hear Minnesota Voters Alliance v Mansky on February 28th, they will face a case that pits the freedom of speech against the right to vote.

Ted Cruz is worried we’ll crawl over broken glass …

Quote of the Day today goes, improbably, to Ted Cruz, in his warning to Texas Republicans: “Let me tell you right now: The left is going to show up.  They will crawl over broken glass in November to vote.” Aw,...Read more

Voters shoot down human rights committee proposal at Apple shareholders meeting

A proposal to create an Apple human rights committee was defeated in voting during Tuesday's shareholders meeting, AppleInsider can confirm.

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