Tag: House of Representatives

Georgia voting reform

Georgia Lawmakers Face Lawsuits and Corporate Boycotts Following Racist and Hyper Restrictive New Voting Regulations

Just days after Georgia lawmakers approved a voter suppression law designed to disenfranchise the state’s citizens, making it harder for young people, people of color and Democrats, efforts including lawsuits and corporate boycotts are already underway in an attempt to roll back the racist and anti-American restrictions.  Inae Oh of…

Carolynn Johnson

DiversityInc CEO Testifies Before House of Representatives; Committee on Financial Services Introduces ‘Diversity Data Accountability Act’

The United States House Committee on Financial Services held a hearing on Thursday, March 18 titled, “By the Numbers: How Diversity Data Can Measure Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.” During the Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion’s hearing co-chaired by Rep. Maxine Waters of California and Rep. Joyce Beatty of…

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House Passes Landmark Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana

The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Friday, Dec. 4, in favor of a bill that would decriminalize marijuana and expunge convictions for nonviolent marijuana-related charges at the federal level. This move comes amidst growing public acceptance of marijuana’s health benefits and its usage, as well as a growing sentiment…

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Committee on Financial Services Finds Need for Transparency, Improvement in Large Banks’ Diversity Practices

The U.S. House Committee on Financial Services under congresswoman Maxine Waters issued a report this month that summarizes the Committee’s review of the diversity and inclusion practices in the U.S.’s largest banks. It found that although banks and other financial services firms tout their diversity and inclusion policies, the sector…

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Twitter the Stage for Islamophobic Attacks Against Muslim 2018 Congressional Candidates, Study Says

Muslim Candidates like Rep. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib have been called “dogs,” “pieces of garbage,” “terrorists” and “demonic” by trolls on Twitter because of their religions. A new study by the Social Science Research Council suggests Twitter could be partially responsible for this islamophobic social media blitz. “#Islamaphobia: Stoking…

McConnell, Ocasio-Cortez, men

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Calls out Mitch McConnell for Photo of Men in ‘Team Mitch” Shirts Choking and Groping Cardboard Cutout

A photo of seven young white men wearing “Team Mitch” shirts and pretending to choke a cardboard cutout of Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez surfaced on Twitter Monday. Mitch McConnell and the men faced backlash — including from Ocasio-Cortez herself. The photo was originally shared on Instagram with the caption, “break me…