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Civil Rights Leaders: Fight to Save 2020 Census Just Beginning

WASHINGTON, DC, March 28, 2018 - The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational...

Senator Harris, Colleagues Call on Top Justice Officials to Commit to Protect the Special...

WASHINGTON, D.C. March 28, 2018 – U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris joined a group of her Senate Judiciary Committee Democratic colleagues in calling for...

Experts and Advocates Mark Impact of Exceptionally Low Refugee Arrivals at the Mid-Way Point...

Washington, D.C. March 26, 2018 - Midway through Fiscal Year 2018, the Trump administration has admitted only a quarter of the 45,000 refugees it...

New Report Shows Rollback of Federal Air Pollution Control Rule Will Multiply Toxic Emissions

Washington, D.C. March 26, 2018 - On the day that seven environmental groups filed a lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s rollback of an air...

Report: Health Care Religious Refusals Endanger Millions

Washington, D.C., March 26, 2018 - In the wake of the Trump Administration’s announcement of a new Conscience and Religious Freedom Division within...

Feinstein on Haspel Nomination

Washington March 23, 2018 - Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement about the need to fully vet Gina Haspel, nominee for...

Schiff on House Majority Russia report: “This is not how you run an investigation....

Washington, DC, March 23, 2018  – Yesterday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released his...

AILA’s “Invisible Wall” Report Sheds Light on Trump Administration Policies to Restrict Legal Immigration

WASHINGTON, D.C. March 21, 2018 - The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) today released a new report, "Deconstructing the Invisible Wall: How Policy Changes...

Senate Intel Committee Releases Draft Security Recommendations to Protect Election Systems

New York, N.Y. March 20, 2018 – Members of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released recommendations today for steps that the Department...

Experts: Trump’s Misguided Approach Will Worsen the Overdose Crisis

March 19, 2018 - In New Hampshire today, President Trump announced a plan for his administration’s response to opioid addiction and overdose. Trump frequently...

Racial Justice Groups Sue DHS to Release Contents of Fully Redacted “Race Paper”

NEW YORK, NY, March 19, 2018 - Today, racial justice organizations filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to release the...

Amnesty Intl. Calls for Withdrawal of Haspel’s Nomination for CIA Director, Investigation of Her...

WASHINGTON, DC, March 19, 2018– Responding to reports that Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) deputy director Gina Haspel may have been involved in torture and enforced...

Schiff Invites Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower to Provide Testimony Before Intelligence Committee

WASHINGTON, DC, March 19, 2018 - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, sent a...

House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Minority Provides Investigative Status Update

WASHINGTON, DC, March 13, 2018 - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff, the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released a status...

Almost No Progress in Key Areas of Election System Security in Last Two Years

New York, N.Y. March 17, 2018 –  By a number of key metrics, the country has failed to make significant progress securing voting machines,...

Groups Sue for Information about Heartland Institute’s Involvement in EPA Climate Science Decisions

Washington, D.C. March 17, 2018 – The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) are suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...

Journalists covering protests in US risk getting caught up in police kettling tactic

March 15, 2018 - On September 17 last year, St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Mike Faulk was covering protests over the acquittal of a former...

BLM Employees Ordered to Wear Propaganda Badges with Images of Oil Rigs, Livestock Grazing

Washington, DC March 15, 2018 - U.S. Bureau of Land Management employees are now under orders to wear “Vision Cards” on their uniforms displaying...

What is a tariff? An economist explains

Foreign goods wait to be unloaded at the Port of Los Angeles. AP Photo/Nick Ut March 15, 2018 - President Donald Trump recently slapped tariffs of...

Why Are White Men Stockpiling Guns?

March 14, 2018 - Research suggests it's largely because they're anxious about their ability to protect their families, insecure about their place in the...