Civil Rights

Julia Conley, staff writer
The ACLU and other civil rights advocates are denouncing the White House's nominee to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. If approved by the Senate, Eric Dreiband's appointment would continue the Trump administration's well-established pattern of filling high-level jobs with officials whose background either offers no experience...
Jake Johnson, staff writer
More than thirty Senate Democrats and one independent—Vermont Senator Bernie...
Jake Johnson, staff writer
In a move decried as " more evidence of backward thinking " by the Trump...

Further

Change Happens (If Much Too Slowly) Dept: Civil rights icon and Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) tweeted out his long-ago, self-assured mugshot today to commemorate his 1961 release from a Mississippi prison where he served 37 days for "disorderly conduct," aka daring to use a bathroom labelled "white." A leader of the Selma to Montgomery March, the tireless Lewis has been arrested over 40 times fighting for civil rights - he calls it "good or necessary trouble" - for which we thank him.