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More Than 300 Black Congressional Staffers Decry Lack of Diversity on Capitol Hill; Challenge Lawmakers To ‘Do Better’

Regardless of which party is in power at any given time, people of color continue to be woefully underrepresented in not just elected office but also within support roles working for those lawmakers. And now, hundreds of these staffers are speaking out about what they call an “appalling” lack of…

Trump Targets Disability Assistance Already Strained for Deeper Cuts

The community of people with disabilities is on high alert after President Trump unveiled his proposed 2018 budget cuts, which call for a significant slashing to hallmark entitlement programs, including Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), that benefit this demographic as well as low-income Americans. According…