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Groups Unite to Protect Abortion, Birth Control Access

Eleven advocacy groups, including the ACLU of Texas and NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, announced Wednesday a joint effort to protect and promote reproductive health care options, including access to abortion, birth control and comprehensive sex education. The effort includes support for legislation, including ending the 24-hour waiting period before abortions and eliminating what doctors call misinformation in documents provided to abortion patients, that have been dead...

Beyond the Bars of Hopelessness: How We Can Revive Parole

A newly released Sentencing Project report , "Delaying a Second Chance: The Declining Prospects for Parole on Life Sentences", lays it on the line: Incarcerated people who have been sentenced to "life" but are eligible for parole are serving excessive sentences. This is the case in spite of the fact that research shows that lifers are extremely unlikely to be rearrested if released. Read the...

Prisoner-Rights Groups to Demand Better Living Conditions at Southwest Detention Center

Several prisoner-rights groups say they plan to demand better living conditions for inmates when they hold a news conference Friday, Feb. 3, at Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta. The protest is scheduled for 11 a.m. at 30755 Auld Road. The groups are California Families Against Solitary Confinement, All of Us or None and Legal Services for Prisoners with Children. They want to the Riverside County...

Free the Snake and Restore Salmon to Honor Treaty Rights

Salmon have sustained the Nimiipuu people since time began for us. Nimiipuu means “the people” and is one amongst many names the Nez Perce call themselves. The loss of healthy numbers of salmon returning up the Columbia and Snake Rivers to our traditional lands in Idaho and Oregon, where we have fished and hunted for generations, has been devastating to our people, families and culture...

Has Trump Outlawed Immigration Advocacy?

President Trump’s executive order threatens our nonprofit’s existence and places anyone who supports undocumented immigrants at risk of a penalty. The executive order, Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States , signed by Trump last week includes a clause making it unlawful to help an undocumented immigrant. Section 6 of the order states that the Secretary shall make regulations for the collection...

Peace and Justice League of Spokane "Rallies Against Presidential Executive Orders"

SPOKANE, Wash. – Leaders of a Spokane non-profit said they are not happy with President Donald Trump’s recent executive orders Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane organizers said they are unhappy with his immigration order, rolling back the Affordable Care Act, moving forward with plans to build a wall between Mexico and the United States as well as advancing the construction of the Dakota...

Thousands of Mainers Join National Protest Against Trump

BANGOR, Maine — Thousands of Mainers were among the 500,000 people who gathered at the nation’s capital Saturday for the Women’s March on Washington, according to one of the main organizers of the state’s delegation. The demonstration, a day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration , was designed to show support for immigrants, the LGBTQ community, reproductive rights, and values that organizers believe have been threatened...

Bringing Out The Warriors: South Asian Women March Against Trump

On January 21, over 2 million Americans crowded the streets of America to protest Donald Trump’s divisiveness and dangerous policies. South Asian women marched all over the country, including in Washington, D.C., Boston, and across the San Francisco Bay Area. Read the entire article featuring Alliance of South Asians Taking Action at The Aerogram.

Hundreds March Against Trump in New Orleans and "Inaugurate the Resistance"

A day of protest in New Orleans began with a mock funeral at the Mississippi River and ended with dozens of protesters linking arms at Duncan Plaza. On Jan. 20, as Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President, hundreds of New Orleanians marched in the streets, offering satire in the morning and a massive call to organize against threats to marginalized communities in...

PHOTOS: Hundreds of Providence students walk out to protest Trump

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Hundreds of Providence students have walked out of class and marched to the Statehouse to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump as president. Students at schools including Hope High School and Classical High School, as well as the private Moses Brown School and the Paul Cuffee Charter School, walked out at 11:08 a.m. Friday, as the inauguration ceremony was happening in...

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