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Theresa Burroughs, voting rights activist, dies at 89 25.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
"Disappear? We're not going to do that," Theresa Burroughs said. She went 10 times to the courthouse before the registrar would sign her up to vote. Then she worked to guard the right and never missed an election.
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If you write a letter on abortion, be prepared to hear from other readers 25.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Dedicated readers of the Los Angeles Times have probably noticed that the topic of abortion has occupied significant print real estate lately on the letters page (and taken up considerable digital bandwidth). Not surprisingly, several dozen letters to the editor on abortion were sent to us this...

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Natalie Weaver Confirms Daughter Sophia Has Died 24.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Natalie Weaver famously pressured Twitter to include disabilities as an option when reporting hate and discrimination.
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Abortion debate sparks women’s activism and jumps to the head of 2020 campaign agenda 24.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

After Alabama’s governor signed a near-total ban on abortion into law last week, a surge of women interested in running for office contacted Emily’s List, a women’s political group. The Virginia Democratic Party saw a spike in contributions. VoteRunLead, a group that trains female candidates, saw...

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Dear Companies: Your Future Customers And Employees Want Climate Action 23.5.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Dear Companies: Your Future Customers And Employees Want Climate Action
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'The Queen' reveals the story of the woman who became a symbol of welfare fraud 23.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Linda Taylor rose to infamy during the 1970s, when prize-winning reporter George Bliss brought her criminal activity to light -- and then-candidate Ronald Reagan turned her into the Welfare Queen.
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On museum tour, students find racism 23.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Who's going to believe a bunch of children of color that they ran into racism while visiting one of the nation's great museums?
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Call racism by its name 23.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
It's 2019 and if high school students in Chaska are still dabbling in blackface, Chaska has some racist students.
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The case for a democratic one-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians 23.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

President Donald Trump has promised he will soon unveil his “Deal of the Century” for Palestinians and Israelis. But it is unlikely to do much more than consecrate a reality that has prevailed for decades: Israelis living within the borders of historic Palestine will enjoy full freedoms and political...

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Energy equity: bringing solar power to low-income communities 23.5.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
From New York to California, states are adopting “community solar” programs that bring solar power and lower energy bills to low-income households.
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Immigrants Forgoing Food and Medical Care in Fear of Trump’s Visa Plan 23.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
One in seven immigrants avoided public benefit programs in 2018 out of fear of risking future green card status, the Urban Institute found in a report out Wednesday morning.
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'Pro-Life' Rally: Alabama Abortion Law Spells 'Beginning of the End' 23.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Anti-abortion activists celebrated Alabama's decision to effectively ban nearly all forms of abortions last week by rallying at the Alabama Capitol building in Montgomery.
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Equal pay becomes Colorado law. Here’s what it means for companies. 23.5.2019 Denver Post: Local
Gov. Jared Polis has signed equal pay legislation into law, but it won’t go into effect for another 19 months, leaving Colorado employers time to limit their legal liability before 2021.
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Abortion Rights Advocates Say Nationwide Protests Were Only The Beginning 23.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“Lawmakers need to listen to all of those grassroots activists out in the streets yesterday, because they will most certainly be voting come November,” said Toni Van Pelt, the president of the National Organization for Women.
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Why carbon credits for forest preservation may be worse than nothing 23.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The hunger for these offsets is blinding us to the mounting pile of evidence that they haven't -- and won't -- deliver the climate benefit they promise.
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Equity, innovation can be part of Illinois’ efforts to electrify transportation 22.5.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Equity, innovation can be part of Illinois’ efforts to electrify transportation
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Beware pro-choice memes normalizing Islamophobia 22.5.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Politics in Canada When a group of white, male, fundamentalist Christian Alabama legislators passed the most restrictive women's reproductive health law in the country last week, many seemingly progressive people immediately reacted in the logical fashion of a society in which Islamophobia is the default: they blamed Muslims. Indeed, you may have found yourself liking the memes that said "Sharia Law Arrives in Alabama" or "Meet the American Taliban." Maybe you were one of those who posted the inflammatory meme that posited a scenario in which an "Iranian court" ruled that an 11-year-old girl who'd been raped had to carry the baby to term, followed by the interruption that this is in fact a scenario being played out by Ohio Republicans. Part of the illogic of racism is that white people can never see themselves as capable of producing such outrageous injustices without first being perniciously infected with some kind of foreign ideological agent. While everything from flash floods to teen promiscuity was ...
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Why did California’s bill to build in single-family-home neighborhoods fail? Suburban homeowners 22.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Powerful interests lined up behind Senate Bill 50, a proposal in the California Legislature to dramatically increase home building near mass transit and in neighborhoods zoned only for single-family homes. On board were labor and business groups, environmentalists and developers, students and retirees,...

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So-called ‘women’s issues' need a front seat in the 2020 presidential race 22.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

During a swing through Los Angeles on Sunday, California Sen. Kamala Harris touted a plan to force companies to close the wage gap between their male and female employees — or pay a daily penalty equal to 1% of their profits for every 1% of pay gap. She estimated that companies would owe about...

Protesters rally in opposition to antiabortion laws in Alabama and beyond 22.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Abortion-rights activists rallied across the nation and in California on Tuesday in opposition to a recently approved ban on the procedure in Alabama and other legislative efforts seen as challenges to Roe vs. Wade, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that protects abortion rights.

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