Tuesday, October 23 2018

US

Statements by Sec. Tillerson and removal of human rights position at NSC send dangerous...

NEW YORK, May 4, 2017 – Just days after marking Trump’s first 100 days in office by detailing 100 ways his administration has threatened...

Intel Committee Ranking Member Schiff Statement on Director Comey’s Testimony

WASHINGTON, DC, May 3, 2017 - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the...

Trump names former director of anti-immigrant hate group as Ombudsman for Citizenship and Immigration...

May 3, 2017 - The Trump administration announced that Julie Kirchner, former executive director of the anti-immigrant hate group Federation for American Immigration Reform...

Lawsuit Challenges Trump Reversal of Arctic and Atlantic Drilling Ban

ANCHORAGE, AK May 3, 2017 - Conservation and Alaska Native groups today filed a lawsuit against President Trump, challenging his decision to jettison a...

Congressional Progressive Caucus Unveils The People’s Budget: A Roadmap for the Resistance

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 3, 2017 - The Congressional Progressive Caucus, led by Co-Chairs Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ), and First...

Mutual funds could transform corporate political disclosure

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 3, 2017 - Sixty-four percent of political spending disclosure shareholder resolutions at companies where mutual fund companies own more than five...

ACLU Supports Introduction of LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill in Congress

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2017 — Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), and more than 200 other members of Congress today introduced the...

Lambda Legal Sues MS Funeral Home for Refusing to Transport and Cremate Body of...

PICAYUNE, MS, May 2, 2017 - Lambda Legal today announced it has joined a lawsuit against a Picayune, MS, funeral home for refusing to...

No Science and No Policy After EPA’s Climate-Change Purge

May 2, 2017 - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decision to remove climate science information from several of its websites triggered vigorous national debate...

Net Neutrality Rules and Title II Legal Authority Win Again in Court

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2017 — On Monday, the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit sitting en banc rejected the phone and...

DACA Beneficiaries Pay Billions in Taxes

May 1, 2017 - The fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative has left 1.3 million undocumented immigrant youth in limbo....

Foe of Endangered Species, Public Lands Nominated for Deputy Interior Secretary

WASHINGTON, April 28, 2017— Industry lobbyist David Bernhardt has been nominated for deputy secretary at the Department of the Interior, where he would directly...

UN rights office troubled by accelerated executions in US with expiring drug a factor

April 28, 2017 - The United Nations human rights office today expressed deep concern about the executions of four men in the United States...

National monuments: Presidents can create them, but only Congress can undo them

Bears Ears National Monument, Utah. Bob Wick, BLM/Flickr, CC BY Nicholas Bryner, University of California, Los Angeles; Eric Biber, University of California, Berkeley; Mark Squillace, University...

ACLU Releases Report on Trump’s 100 Days

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2017  - The American Civil Liberties Union today released a report on the civil rights and civil liberties record of the first 100...

Report: American climate refugees could flee inland

LONDON, April 28, 2017 - If humans go on burning ever greater volumes of fossil fuel, then dramatic rises in sea levels could turn...

Cummings Releases Three New Docs on Flynn

WASHINGTON, DC, April 27, 2017 - Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, released...

Rivers at risk as Trump orders sweeping review of National Monuments

Washington April 26, 2017 - President Trump signed an executive order today that could undermine protection of millions of acres of public lands and...

U.S. immigration crackdown undermines fight to end human trafficking – expert

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2017 -  Tougher anti-immigration policies in the United States under President Donald Trump make fighting human trafficking impossible, a top expert...

Legal Experts, Advocates Speak to Upcoming DHS Progress Report and Trump’s First 100 Days

April 25, 2017 - As Congress battles over a spending request, and whether border wall funding, additional deportation agents, and additional detention beds will...