Politics

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Florida Lawsuit Seeks Bilingual Ballots for Puerto Ricans Who Fled Hurricane Maria

Several advocacy organizations say elected officials in Florida are violating the voting rights of tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans who moved to the mainland after the devastating hurricane.

Wesley Bell. Black man smiles and points at his "I voted" sticker.

It's a Celebration As Voters Oust Prosecutor Who Freed Michael Brown's Killer

Ferguson City Council member Wesley Bell successfully challenged St. Louis County prosecuting attorney Bob McCulloch, as organizers and voters shout #ByeBob.

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Baltimore Set To Ban Privatization of Water System

The law will make the city the first in the United States to protect its residents from the high costs that come with a privately-owned water utility.

White House plan would bar citizenship to legal immigrants who have use public benefits.

Trump Plan Would Bar Citizenship for Millions of Immigrants

A proposal being drafted by White House would deny citizenship to immigrants who have used public benefits, including child health care and Obamacare.

Judge Orders Trump Administration to Fully Restore DACA

Judge Orders Trump Administration to Fully Restore DACA

He concluded that the Department of Homeland Security did not provide a “coherent explanation” for terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration program.

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ICYMI: Why California's API Caucus Made Diversity in Filmmaking the Law

“We were just sick of the whitewashing.”

Neon sign reads "bail bonds."

Bernie Sanders Introduces Bill to Dismantle Money Bail System

Bill supporter Color of Change: “When taxpayers foot the bill for needlessly locking up poor people before trial, the government is essentially subsidizing a racist, unnecessary and outright dangerous industry.”

Protesters outside. Brown woman in front wears red shirt, white and black sign behind her reads "No human is illegal. #DeportTrump."

Department of Justice Instructs Agency Press Officers to Call Immigrants 'Illegal Aliens'

From the directive: “The word ‘undocumented’ is not based in U.S. code and should not be used to describe someone’s illegal presence in the country.” But the referenced code does not include the word “illegal,” either.

Kamala Harris. Brown woman with brown hair in black blazer with white embroidery and shirt and necklace holding white paper and black folder in front of gray wall

Kamala Harris Examines 'The Truths We Hold' in New Book

The California Senator will detail her upbringing and core beliefs as they relate to her political work.

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LIVESTREAM: Barack Obama Gives Speech on Legacy of Nelson Mandela

The former president is live from Johannesburg, South Africa to commemorate what would be Mandela’s 100th birthday.

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Book Q&A: How the Government Constructed An Anti-Immigrant Machine

In her new book, “We Built The Wall,” author Eileen Truax unravels how the United States’ economic and political interests stirred the violent conditions immigrants flee from and the policies that shut them out.

Protesters outside hold signs, including some that say, "Legal abortion saves lives," "Block Injustice Kavanaugh,"

10 Advocates On Why Brett Kavanaugh Should Be Blocked From Supreme Court

“To each and every senator, we say: This is the civil rights vote of your career. We will be watching closely. Make no mistake—we are in the fight of our lives, and we hope you are prepared for battle.”

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READ: Immigrant Children Sent to Juvenile Detention Centers, Psychiatric Facilities

In a lawsuit filed against the federal government, immigrant youth say they are fighting violent and abusive conditions in juvenile detention centers and psychiatric facilities.

John Lewis. Black man holds small booklet with "The Constitution of the United States" on the front.

An Education: Today Marks 150th Anniversary of 14th Amendment

As President Donald Trump prepares to announce his Supreme Court nominee, here’s why the amendment’s promise of “equal protection of the laws” still matters.

READ: Why Overturning Roe v. Wade Is An Assault On More Than Abortion Rights

Though women of color stand to be hardest hit, reproductive rights activist Nancy Northrup argues that overturning the law would negatively impact everyone living in America.

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Army Officials Are Discharging Immigrants

Thousands of immigrants were recruited via the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest program, which promised a path to American citizenship. Now dozens of immigrants say they have been discharged for no valid reason.

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Government to Test DNA of Nearly 3,000 Detained Migrant Children

The move comes on the heels of a federal court ruling that the Trump administration must end its practice of separating families and reunite children with their parents.

Brown people protest outside. One board cardboard sign reads, "I believe in affirmative action."

Trump Administration Reverses Education Affirmative Action Policy

“This is a wholly political attack.”

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Civil Rights Act of 1964 Turns 54 Amid Threats to Justice

Read the act, which put in place protections against discrimination based on “race, color, religion, sex or national origin.”

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ICYMI: 3 Black Senators Seek to Make Lynching a Federal Crime

Senator Kamala Harris: “Lynching is a dark, despicable part of our history, and we must acknowledge that, lest we repeat it.”