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Booker, Ruiz Introduce Landmark Environmental Justice Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. Oct. 24, 2017 – U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and U.S. Rep. Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA) today introduced a landmark bill that...

Groups Sue Trump Administration to Block Rule to Allow Discrimination by Health Care Workers

WASHINGTON, DC, June 11, 2019 – The National Women’s Law Center, along with Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Democracy Forward, is suing the...

Gun Violence Has Killed More Americans This Morning Than Foreign Terrorists Have in a...

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2017 - More Americans have already been shot and killed in this country today, January 30, than have died at the...

Feinstein Supports Bill to Protect Special Counsel

Washington January 10, 2019 - Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today announced her support for legislation introduced by Senators Chris Coons...

Feinstein Statement on Firing of 46 U.S. Attorneys

Washington March 10, 2017 - Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement after Attorney General Jeff...

106 Members of Congress Call on Obama to Protect DACA Immigrants’ Private Data

WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 5, 2016 - Today, 106 Members of Congress sent a letter to President Obama requesting that he take action to protect...

Rachel Maddow Report: Missouri Forcing Invasive Pelvic Exam On Women Seeking Abortion

June 7, 2019 - Rachel Maddow delivered a TRMS Special Report on the state of Missouri requiring women seeking a legal abortion in the...

IRAP Denounces President Trump’s Decision to Once Again Reduce Refugee Admissions to Historical Low

NEW YORK, NY, Sept. 17, 2018 - Today, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the Presidential Determination for refugee admissions for the upcoming fiscal...

The US has the highest number of incarcerated non-citizens in the world

April 19, 2017 - Since the 1980s, all major Western states practice what they call civil or administrative confinement of undocumented immigrants and non-citizens....

Statement from Nevada Governor Sisolak on U.S. Dept. of Energy’s secret plutonium shipment

CARSON CITY, NV, Jan. 30, 2019 - Today, Gov. Steve Sisolak released the following statement in response to news that the U.S. Department of...

As Climate Heats Up, Public Calls for Worker Protections From Heat

WASHINGTON, D.C. Sept. 18, 2018 – The federal government must establish protections for workers who are subject to extreme heat, 61,620 individuals said today...

National Academy of Sciences Study Confirms Immigrants Benefit America

Sept. 22, 2016 - A massive new immigration study from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and a must read piece from Bloomberg’seditorial board offer fresh reminders that...

ICE Left 50 Immigrant Women And Kids Stranded at Closed Bus Station Before Hurricane...

Aug. 28, 2017 - Federal immigration authorities left about 50 immigrant women and children, most of them asylum-seekers from Central America, stranded at a...

ACLU: How to prepare for and safely defend our rights during ICE encounters (VIDEO)

July 9, 2019 - The American Civil Liberties Union along with Brooklyn Defender Services (BDS), created “We Have Rights,” a national immigrant empowerment campaign to...

State legislators in 18 states drawing congressional boundaries to favor GOP in 2018

November 26, 2016 - The result of the presidential election may have taken some people by surprise, but the fact that Republicans retained control...

Groups Appeal To EPA Agency’s Refusal To Ban Dangerous Pesticide

WASHINGTON D.C. June 6, 2017 - A dozen health, labor and civil rights organizations represented by Earthjustice filed an administrative appeal to the U.S. Environmental Protection...

Indigenous Environment Network Responds to Forced Evacuation of DAPL Resistance Camps

CANNON BALL, N.D. February 23, 2017 - At  2 pm CT on February 22, 2017, water protectors at the Oceti Sakowin camp were evicted...

Trump’s State of the Union Speech Reflects a Fundamental Misunderstanding of Immigration

Feb. 6, 2019 - Speaking before Congress and the nation Tuesday evening, President Trump once again promised bipartisanship and instead delivered division. When it...

Video: Senators Must Fill In the Blanks around SCOTUS Nomination, says Leadership Conference

Sept. 5, 2018 - The Leadership Conference today released this video outlining the importance of the Senate Republicans to #FillInTheBlanks on Supreme Court nominee...

Only 3 in 5 U.S. firearm owners have received any formal gun training

July 18, 2017 - Only about three in five U.S. firearm owners have received any formal gun training, according to a new study from...