Republicans

Sheila Jackson Lee

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Becomes Third Black Member of Congress Arrested for Protesting Republican Anti-Voting Restrictions

Last month, we reported on Rep. Joyce Beatty, chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, being arrested during a peaceful protest for voting rights reform. A few days later, Rep. Hank Johnson of Georgia was arrested in a similar protest. And now, less than two weeks after that, a third Black…

unemployment benefits

Several Republican-Led States Sued for Prematurely Terminating Federal COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits

Republican governors in states including Ohio, Oklahoma, Indiana, Maryland, and Texas who ended their federally funded pandemic unemployment programs early over fears that the programs were keeping people from returning to work now have another problem to worry about: lawsuits from groups of unemployed workers demanding the programs be reinstated….

gender-neutral restroom

Tennessee Judge Stops New Transphobic Bathroom-Sign Law From Going Into Effect

In their ongoing attack of transgender citizens within Tennessee, lawmakers have attempted to enact a law that would require businesses to post signs outside their restrooms “warning” customers they supported transgender rights — thereby potentially turning customers away from their businesses. However, just days before the bill was set to…

Black teachers

American Federation of Teachers Commits to Defending Teachers Charged in Cases Involving Critical Race Theory

Vowing to defend educators it says are teaching the “honest truth,” the American Federation of Teachers — one of the nation’s largest teachers’ unions — announced on Tuesday, July 6th, that it was now committed to supporting in court any of its members who are charged or punished by their…

Gov. Chris Sununu

Majority of New Hampshire State Diversity Council Resigns in Protest After Gov. Chris Sununu Signs Racist and Discriminatory Bill Into Law

Following New Hampshire Republican Gov. Chris Sununu’s recent approval of a restrictive new state bill limiting discussion of racism in schools and government agencies and imposing strict new anti-abortion policies on state citizens, more than half the members of his diversity and inclusion council have resigned in anger and protest….

fox news

Fox News Hit With $1 Million Fine for Rampant Sexual Harassment and Job Retaliation

Conservative opinion outlet Fox News has been fined a record $1 million by the New York City Commission on Human Rights. The agency said the penalty covers repeated worksite sexual harassment of female employees and rampant job retaliation.  David Bauder of the Associated Press has reported that “as part of…

California Attorney General Rob Bonta

California Bans State-Funded Travel to 5 States It Considers Anti-LGBTQ; Total of 17 States Now on List

Lawmakers in California are taking a stand against other states it considers to be unfair, discriminatory and biased against LGBTQ citizens. California has compiled a list of U.S. states it is reluctant to do business with and has even compiled a list of places it refuses to pay state employees…

voting reform

Senate Republicans Block ‘For the People Act’ Voter Reform Bill and Effectively Preserve Racist Voting Restrictions

Conservative lawmakers from Georgia to Florida to Texas continue to pass highly restrictive and racist election reform laws designed to keep Democrats and people of color from voting, and the Senate appears powerless — at least for now — to stop their Jim Crow-era antics. The latest blow to the…