All News Articles for 2021-03-23

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
A waitress takes an order during lunch on May 22, 2020 at a restaurant in New Orleans. (Photo: Sean Gardner/Getty Images) On Eve of Equal Pay Day, Report Reveals Subminimum Wage 'Keeps Incomes Low and Harassment High'
One Fair Wage found that over 70% of women in the restaurant industry have been sexually harassed while working at least once.
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A single mother plays with her young sons outside their family home. (Photo: Stock/Getty Images) Corporate Coalition Calls on Congress to Approve Paid Family Leave
"Lack of a national paid leave policy makes all of us more vulnerable during this pandemic and for future public health emergencies, while putting the financial stability of businesses on the line."
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U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on March 21, 2021. He met with U.S. troops and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to discuss the timeline for an American withdrawal from the war-torn nation. (Photo: Afghan presidency/handout/Andalou Agency via Getty Images) Calls Grow for Biden to Fully Withdraw US Troops From Afghanistan by May 1
"If Biden chooses to stay, every dead soldier, every family broken, and every opportunity wasted to build back better at home will rest on his shoulders and taint his legacy."
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A first grade student sits at her desk at South Boston Catholic Academy in South Boston on September 10, 2020. (Photo: David L. Ryan/<em>The Boston Globe</em> via Getty Images) Nurses, Teachers, and Experts Push Back Against Rush to Reopen Schools as Covid-19 Cases Spike
"The studies commonly cited as supporting school reopening are deeply flawed."
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A person is loaded onto a stretcher after a gunman opened fire at a King Soopers grocery store on March 22, 2021 in Boulder, Colorado. (Photo: Chet Strange/Getty Images) 'Don't Need to Wait Another Minute': Biden Calls on Congress to Pass Assault Weapons Ban
"Our nation is being held hostage by the gun industry, and until the industry is held fully accountable for the direct role it plays in these massacres, communities across the nation will continue to live in fear of the next horrendous attack."
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Postmaster General Louis DeJoy departs a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on February 24, 2021 in Washington, D.C. Democrats Warn DeJoy's New 10-Year Plan Guarantees 'Death Spiral' for US Postal Service
"This so-called plan from Louis DeJoy should itself be a dead letter. This is a blueprint for the Post Office's continued decay and destruction."
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Migrants are shown at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection temporary overflow facility in Donna, Texas. (Photo: provided by Rep. Henry Cuellar) As Biden Restricts Media Access, Photos Show Children in Crowded 'Border Jails'
"Photos of children packed into makeshift detention centers highlight the need for press access to such centers so people can see the 'inhumanity' in U.S. immigration policy."
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President Joe Biden speaks, flanked by Vice President Kamala Harris, at Emory University in Atlanta on March 19, 2021. (Photo: Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images) Biden Eyes Tax Hikes for Rich, Ending Fossil Fuel Subsidies to Fund Infrastructure
"It's time for the rich and corporations to pay their fair share in taxes."
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Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) was one of seven Democratic senators to vote against including a $15 federal minimum wage in the American Rescue Plan. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) In Thumbs-Down to Sinema, Survey Finds Majority of Arizona Voters Favor $15 Minimum Wage
"The verdict is clear—in Arizona, voting to raise the minimum wage is the smartest political move."
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(Taken Pre-Pandemic) A demonstrator holds a sign at a rally in front of the New York Stock Exchange on November 14, 2019. To Fight Pharma Greed That Costs 'Human Lives,' Sanders Unveils Bills to Slash Drug Prices
"The time is now to stand up to the pharmaceutical industry and say enough is enough."
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A healthcare worker administers an Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine to her colleague at Mutuini Hospital in Nairobi. WHO Chief Blasts 'Grotesque' Vaccine Inequality as Rich Nations Block Speedy End of Global Pandemic
"We have the means to avert this failure but it's shocking how little has been done to avert it."
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United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings Agnès Callamard delivers her report on the execution of journalist Jamal Khashoggi during the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva on June 26, 2019. (Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images) 'It Was Understood' as a Death Threat, Says UN Expert Who Saudi Official Warned Could Be 'Taken Care Of'
"It didn't stop me from acting in a way which I think is the right thing to do," said Agnès Callamard, the top investigator into the gruesome murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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Joe Biden speaks alongside Barack Obama during a signing ceremony on December 13, 2016 in Washington, D.C. Progressives Demand Biden Break From Obama's 'Failed Leadership' on Antitrust
"With a new wave of Big Tech antitrust investigations today, it's time to stop appointing industry allies to top regulatory jobs."
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A group of protestors hold a demonstration in front of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's home in Greensboro, North Carolina on August 16, 2020. DeJoy to Unveil Plan to Slash Post Office Hours, Hike Postage Prices
"Fire the entire Post Office board. Then fire this corrupt man before he destroys the entire USPS for good."
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Healthcare workers walk out of a King Sooper's Grocery store after a gunman opened fire on March 22, 2021 in Boulder, Colorado. 'End the Filibuster and Pass Gun Safety Laws. Now': Colorado Massacre Intensifies Demands for Action
"You're going to see another round of 'we can't do anything yet, there was a tragedy' hand-wringing, but we must end gun violence now."
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