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Congressman Lowenthal, Colleagues, Call For Reversal Of Interior Dept. Ruling Threatening Millions Of Migratory...

WASHINGTON, DC, April 19, 2018 - Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) today, along with 62 of his House colleagues, called on U.S. Department of the...

Trump Administration Prepares for Lease Sale in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Washington, D.C. April 20, 2018 - The Trump administration has announced the beginning of a planning process to allow for exploration and leasing in...

AFT Severs Relationship with Wells Fargo over Guns

WASHINGTON April 19, 2018 - American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten announced today that the union would cut ties with Wells Fargo, after CEO...

Trump Administration Moves Ahead with Rushed Plan to Sell Out Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Washington, D.C. April 19, 2018 - Today, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced that it will begin the regulatory process to lease land...

Gwich’in Nation resolves to fight Trump’s rush to drill in the Arctic Refuge

April 19, 2018 - The Gwich’in Nation stands united in denouncing today’s advance publication of the Department of the Interior Notice of Intent to...

U.S. Government Shouldn’t Transfer Detainee to Possible Torture, Says Human Rights Watch

Washington, DC, April 19, 2018 – The United States government should not transfer a US citizen detained abroad to the custody of any country...

A.G. Schneiderman Leads Amicus Brief Defending Women’s Access to Constitutionally-Protected Abortion Services

NEW YORK, April 19 2018 – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman led a coalition of 16 Attorneys General in filing an amicus brief in...

The Supreme Court Strikes Down Vague Deportation Law

April 18, 2018 - The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling on Tuesday in Sessions v. Dimaya, declared a provision of immigration law so...

Udall, Castor, 170 Members of Congress Introduce Resolution Calling for Pruitt’s Resignation

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2018 – Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representative Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) led a group of 170 members of...

Schneiderman Urges NY Lawmakers to Close NY’s Double Jeopardy Loophole to Prevent Those Pardoned...

April 18, 2018 - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman sent a letter to state lawmakers today urging them to close a loophole in New...

FOIA Lawsuit Demands Information about EPA’s Plan to Gut Pesticide Protections

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 18, 2018 - Farmworker Justice and Earthjustice filed a lawsuit to force the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to turn over communications between...

Private Prison Company Uses Forced Labor of Detained Immigrants in Georgia to Boost Profits

ATLANTA April 17, 2018 - A private prison company under contract with Stewart County to house individual’s detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

Equality California: Pompeo’s Anti-LGBTQ Record Would Be a Disaster for the Global LGBTQ Community

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2018 — Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization, sent a letter to members of the Senate Foreign...

Trump Administration Has ‘Scrambled Like an Egg’ the New Migratory Bird Treaty, Says Scientist

April 16, 2018 - The Migratory Bird Treaty Act, designed to protect birds from harm resulting from human activity, will no longer apply to...

Statement by Secretary James N. Mattis on Syria

April 13, 2018 - Good evening. As the world knows, the Syrian people have suffered terribly under the prolonged brutality of the Assad regime. On...

Missile strikes by Trump administration against Syria ‘as serious as triggering events,’ expert says

April 12, 2018 - As the Trump administration considers military operations against Syria in the wake of a suspected chemical weapons attack Saturday (April 7)...

Environmentalists and Farmers Seek Court Decision Halting Use of Dow’s Pesticide

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 12, 2018 – Late Wednesday, a coalition of environmental organizations and farmers represented by the Center for Food Safety (CFS) and...

House National Security Dems Demand Answers on Trump’s Border Troop Deployment

WASHINGTON, DC, April 11, 2018 - Today, seven House Democratic national security leaders sent a letter to Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen and Defense Secretary...

Top Dems Release Detailed New Info from Senior EPA Whistleblower

Washington, D.C. Apr. 12, 2018 - Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), Rep. Donald S. Beyer, Jr. (D-VA), Senator...

CAP Proposes Wage Boards—Industry-Level Collective Bargaining—To Raise Wages and Restore Worker Power

Washington, D.C. April 9, 2018 — Strengthening and growing the middle class and raising wages are among the most critical challenges facing the country today,...