Politics

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Civil Rights, Criminal Justice Orgs Call Out AG Nom William Barr's Racism

President Donald Trump will nominate Barr to run the Department of Justice. His track record proves he will be bad for people of color.

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Viola Davis Stars As Shirley Chisholm in New Movie

“The Fighting Shirley Chisholm” follows the first Black congresswoman and her trailblazing 1972 run for president.

Stage with brown wood laminate podium, red, white and blue sign on it reads "Cindy Hyde-Smith for United States Senate." Three American flags on poles behind it.

Mississippi Sends Cindy Hyde-Smith Back to Senate

She did little to conceal her racism while running against her Black opponent, former Representative Mike Espy.

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Washington D.C. On Course To Pass Historic Climate Bill

As the federal government doubles down on denying climate change, the nations capital is moving toward using 100 percent renewable energy.  

A man carries personal items through a flooded street caused by remnants of Hurricane Matthew on October 11, 2016, in Fair Bluff, North Carolina. The severity of the storm was felt throughout the state with flooding just as bad in Princeville, N.C.

Trump Administration Downplays Damning Climate Change Report

Produced by 300 scientists, it shows that global warming—which disproportionately impacts people of color—will wreak havoc on the United States’ economy, public health, coastlines and infrastructure.

Brown hands reach through a white fence and grab the bars. These immigrants wait to eat at a temporary migrant shelter set up near the U.S.-Mexico border in Tijuana, Mexico on November 18, 2018.

Democrats Create Immigration Plan in Response to Trump

Party leaders must decide how progressive they want to be.

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Trump Administration's Contraception Proposal Hijacks Program for Women in Poverty

The government wants women whose employers object to paying for contraception on religious grounds to rely on a program aimed at keeping lower-incoming earning women healthy.

Ronald D. Vitiello, nominee to be assistant Homeland Security secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, testifies at a hearing held by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in Washington, DC on November 15, 2018.

Acting Head of ICE Denies Family Separation Policy

Ronald Vitiello, the Trump administration’s nominee to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement, also refused to rule out the possibility that it could happen again.

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Facebook Slammed After Report of Attacks Against Hate Speech Critics

A new article alleges that the social media giant fought criticism by discrediting its opponents. 

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Comcast Fires Proud Boy Employee After Activist Outcry

The Media Mobilizing Project and allies called on Philadelphia’s biggest corporation to fire Andrew Kovalic.

Baby in stroller waits as midterm election voters cast their ballots at Atlanta, Georgia's Grady High School polling station on November 6, 2018.

Voter Suppression: Did it Work?

Republicans attempted to silence voters of color in midterm races across the country.

Ayanna Pressley. Black woman in green dress stands behind wooden podium with sign that says, "Ayanna Pressley Democrat for Congress."

The Women of Color Who Made History on Election Night

So many progressive women taking office!

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Toolkit: How to Successfully Raise Funds for Progressive Candidates

As the political machine ramps up for 2020, The Collective co-founders Quentin James and Stefanie Brown James discuss five key fundraising strategies progressive candidates should replicate if they want to win big.

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Trans Candidates Made History by Running—and in Some Cases Winning—In the Midterms

As the Trump administration works to eliminate transgender rights, trans candidates ran for office in record numbers—and had a few notable victories.

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Your Faves Break Down Why You Need to Vote

Hasan Minhaj, Constance Wu, Keegan-Michael Key, Ibtihaj Muhammad and more want you to head to the polls.

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WATCH: New Doc Shows How Gerrymandering Suppresses Black Votes in North Carolina

“Crooked Lines” explains how lawmakers design voting districts to influence elections and keep Black voters from electing their preferred candidates.

The Baby Trump Balloon rises after being inflated in Battery Park as part of an 'Impeachment Parade' protest in New York City on October 28, 2018.

Trump Wants to End Birthright Citizenship, Experts Respond

But can the president legally change a constitutional amendment via an executive order?

A person holds an American flag as they participate in a ceremony to become an American citizen during a U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services naturalization ceremony at the Miami Field Office on August 17, 2018 in Miami, Florida.

Immigrants Seeking American Citizenship Face Extreme Delays

More than 700,000 permanent residents are waiting for their applications to be processed.

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ICYMI: Auntie Beachress Calls On Her Fellow Indigenous Peoples to Vote

The Indigenous comedic character appears alongside community members and Hollywood heavyweights in a new PSA for the #StandNVote campaign. 

Eighteen of the 21 youth plaintiffs and two of their siblings showcase their solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline. They recently won with a court judge moving their case forward.

SCOTUS Pauses Climate Kids Lawsuit

After the Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to intervene, Chief Justice Roberts handed the White House a temporary victory.