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Lucy McBath in Congress

Representative Lucy McBath Co-Sponsors Legislation to Curb Gun Violence

McBath, the mother of slain teen Jordan Davis: For my son, my family and the countless others impacted by gun violence—we will fix this broken system.

Obama Administration Announces Gun Control Measures

President Barack Obama: “Second amendment rights are important, but there are other rights that we care about as well, and we have to be able to balance them.”

Federal Guide Warns: Don't Discriminate Against Job Applicants With Background Checks

Criminal background checks are a widespread tool of discrimination aimed squarely at men of color.

The Illegal Background-Check Boom

Employers are increasingly skirting the law with hiring bans on people with criminal records–a trend that has been devastating for black and Latino workers.