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ACLU Issues Texas ‘Travel Advisory’

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2017 — The American Civil Liberties Union issued a “travel alert” today informing anyone planning to travel to Texas in the...

GOP plan to scrap ACA’s ‘Essential Benefits’ could affect almost everybody

May 9, 2017 - Critics of the Republican health care plan the House passed last week mostly have focused on how it might harm...

Former Leader of Anti-Immigrant Group Now Leads USCIS Oversight Office

May 9, 2017 - The Trump administration continues to stack its deck with key players in the anti-immigrant movement, most recently naming Julie Kirchner...

FOIA Backlog Skyrockets at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to Over 46,000 Unanswered Requests

May 8, 2017 - The backlog of unprocessed FOIA requests to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) continues to climb. In just a...

Intel Committee Ranking Member Schiff Statement on Today’s Senate Testimony of Sally Yates and...

WASHINGTON, DC, May 8, 2017 - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the...

Detention Hazardous to Immigrants’ Health — Human Rights Watch Report

WASHINGTON, DC, May 8, 2017 - New evidence has emerged of dangerously subpar medical care in United States immigration detention at a time when...

Trump’s actions on sexual orientation/gender identity data collection send ominous message

NEW ROCHELLE, NY, May 8, 2017 - The Trump/Pence Administration's recent removal of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) questions from a national aging...

Trump Lays Groundwork for #LicenseToDiscriminate

May 4, 2017 - Today, HRC condemned Donald Trump’s Executive Order which, among other things, gives Attorney General Jeff Sessions discretion to create a...

House Passes Dangerous Bill to Repeal the Affordable Care Act and Gut Women’s Health...

May 4, 2017 - By a narrow margin of 217-213, the U.S. House of Representatives today passed the so-called American Health Care Act, a...

American Health Care Act – How they voted

May 4, 2017 - The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R.1628 - American Health Care Act of 2017 by 217 yes votes to 213...

Americans United: Trump Executive Order Harms Religious Freedom And Undermines Protections For Houses Of...

May 4, 2017 - President Donald Trump’s latest executive order is a direct attack on religious freedom, says Americans United for Separation of Church...

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...