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On its latest Civil Rights Federal Legislative Report Card, the NAACP gave 51 senators an "F." (Photo: Naive Photography/flickr/cc) News
284 Members of Congress Just Got an 'F' on Their Civil Rights Report Card
Latest assessment from NAACP includes measuring how lawmakers voted on tax bill and confirming Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General
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"Consumers have little chance of justice when our courts take the debt collector's side in almost every case—even to the point of ordering people jailed until they pay up," says report author Jennifer Turner. (Photo: Bill Smith/flickr/cc) News
New Report Details How Americans Who Have Debt Held by Collection Agencies Can Get Thrown in Jail
New ACLU publication looks at how "debt collection industry uses prosecutors and judges as weapons against millions of Americans who can't afford to pay their bills."
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"Reduce inequality through worker empowerment and labor rights, with better wages and benefits and an end to perverse CEO incentives and compensation." (Photo: Fibonacci Blue/flickr/cc) Views
A Pledge to Transform the Resistance, and America
11 ways we can make our lives better.
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'We Want Change': Hundreds of Florida Students Stage Walkouts Demanding Action on Gun Violence
"If you're not with us, you're against us."
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Idaho state Sen. Dan Foreman News
Watch: 'Completely Unhinged' Idaho State Senator Shouts at Birth Control Advocates About Abortion
"He was being a bully."
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Worst Ever. Resist Bigly.
New York. Getty Image Americans spent this President's Day wishing we had one, honoring the 44 former actual ones, especially the last, we did have, suggesting a few enticing fictional contenders - Vote For Lisa Simpson! - and marching in " Not My President " actions across the country to protest...
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"Increasing the federal minimum wage, which has been stuck at $7.25 an hour for nearly nine years, would lift millions of workers out of poverty." (Photo: Fight for 15) Views
The Trump Administration’s War on Workers
Given the central role that organized labor plays in defending workers’ rights, it’s hardly surprising that the Trump administration has sought to weaken American unions.
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"The Time Is Now": Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Students to Take to Streets of Washington
In media appearances Sunday, group of survivors announces March 24 national action, vows to create "badge of shame" for politicians taking NRA donations
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Brexit Means…More Arms Dealing to Human Rights Abusers
The UK has a long and inglorious history of political and military support for dictatorships. Ministerial statements suggest Brexit will make it even worse.
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 Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez shakes the papers with her prepared remarks as she speaks Saturday afternoon at a rally for gun control in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Photo: screengrab from CNN video) News
Read and Watch a Stoneman Douglas High School Student's Powerful Plea for Gun Control
In her rousing speech, Emma Gonzalez calls BS on those who "say that tougher gun laws do not decrease gun violence" and "say a good guy with a gun stops a bad buy with a gun."
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