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Could a national buyback program reduce gun violence in America?

Lacey Wallace, Pennsylvania State University August 5, 2019 - Americans own nearly half of the world’s guns, with approximately 120 firearms for every 100 U.S....

White Nationalists Praise El Paso Attack and Mock the Dead

August 5, 2019 - White nationalists, who have employed terroristic rhetoric with increased enthusiasm in recent months, expressed solidarity with the man who police...

Ohio Moms Demand Action, Everytown Respond to Mass Shooting in Downtown Dayton

DAYTON, OH August 4, 2019 - The Ohio chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety,...

Feinstein Statement on El Paso Shooting

Washington August 3, 2019 - Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on the shooting in El Paso: “Less than a week ago...

Court Strikes Down Trump Administration Policy Barring Refugees from Asylum

Washington, D.C. August 2, 2019 - The federal District Court for the District of Columbia today ruled in O.A. v. Trump that the Trump...

Voter Access Matters in 2020, and These Lawmakers Know It

Aug. 2, 2019 - This is Part Four of Stateline's 2019 Legislative Review. As 2020 approaches, it’s becoming clearer that the race for the presidency...

ACLU Asks Federal Court to Halt Unlawful Ongoing Family Separations

SAN DIEGO, July 30, 2019 — The American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal judge today to block the Trump administration from continuing to separate hundreds...

Udall, Heinrich Introduce Fair Elections Now Act

WASHINGTON, DC, July 30, 2019 – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, along with 23 Senate colleagues, have introduced the Fair Elections Now...

Why a Safe Third Country Agreement with Guatemala is Unsafe and Unworkable

July 30, 2019 - The Trump administration signed an agreement with Guatemala last Friday that appears to allow the U.S. government to send certain...

New BLM Acting Director Threatens Agency’s Existence

Washington, DC, July 30, 2019 — William Perry Pendley, an ultra-right wing Sagebrush Rebellion lawyer who has supported the selling off of millions of...

AILA: AG’s Decision Ignores Precedent and Is the Latest Attempt to Restrict Asylum

WASHINGTON, DC, July 30, 2019 — On July 29, 2019, Attorney General (AG) William Barr issued a precedent decision in Matter of L-E-A- and...

Toxic 100 Names Top Climate, Air, and Water Polluters

AMHERST, MA, July 29, 2019 - Researchers at the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst today published new editions...

Major textbook publisher merger will cost students

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2019 - The U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) and a coalition of student and consumer advocates submitted a series...

3D slave ship model brings a harrowing story to life

July 29, 2019 - A 3D model of an 18th century slave ship, which captures the cramped, dirty and stifling conditions experienced by enslaved...

The Elders warn of escalating nuclear tensions following termination of INF Treaty

July 28, 2019 - The Elders warned today that the imminent termination of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty between the United States and...

Appeals Court Decision Means Hundreds of Migrants Were Unlawfully Convicted

July 26, 2019 - The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision clarifying limits on when federal prosecutors can charge immigrants with illegal...

ACLU Comment on Supreme Court Order in Border Wall Lawsuit

WASHINGTON July 26, 2019 - The American Civil Liberties Union today announced that it will seek to expedite proceedings before the Ninth Circuit Court...

Amnesty USA Response to Dangerous Asylum Agreement between the US and Guatemala

WASHINGTON, DC, July 26, 2019 – In response to reports that the United States and Guatemala may have finalized an agreement on asylum that...

Warren, Ocasio-Cortez, Colleagues Seek Defense Funding for Safe Cleanup of Toxic Military Waste on...

Washington, DC July 26, 2019 -  United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), along with 15 of their colleagues, sent...

After Senate Intelligence Committee Releases First Volume of Russia Report, Harris Stresses Need for...

WASHINGTON, D.C. July 26, 2019 - U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) released a statement Thursday after the Senate Intelligence Committee released the first...