Tag: Legislation

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Officials Attempt to Revamp Hate Crime Laws Citing Spike in Anti-Asian Violence

Following the ongoing nationwide epidemic of anti-Asian violence, lawmakers in Massachusetts have introduced new legislation aimed at updating and strengthening laws surrounding hate crimes in the state. Steve LeBlanc of the Associated Press has reported that “a national spike in anti-Asian hate crimes — including a recent mass shooting in…

reproductive, benefits, workplace

The Importance of Reproductive Benefits in the Workplace

With President Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to take the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat, the issue of reproductive rights has again become a hot button topic. While Ginsburg repeatedly voted against restrictions on birth control and abortion access, the historically conservative Barrett is expected to tip the…

NAACP Warns Minorities Traveling to Missouri

NAACP’s national delegates voted on Wednesday to issue a “travel advisory” stating that people of color and other marginalized groups travelling to Missouri are at risk of their civil rights being violated. According to the Springfield News Leader, the delegates chose to nationally adopt the advisory after it was put…

Indiana Legislators Refuse to Consider LGBT Discrimination

By Michael Nam Despite the massive backlash the state of Indiana and Gov. Mike Pence received following the passage of its “religious freedom” law that would further protect businesses that discriminate against LGBT people, the legislators in Indiana decided not to investigate the issue of anti-LGBT discrimination in its state…

Gay-bashing Lawmakers on the Attack Despite Big Gains in LGBT Acceptance

By Michael Nam Photo by Shutterstock While great progress has been made for LGBT rights in a seemingly short period of time, challenges remain in protecting those rights from gay-bashing legislators. With public sentiment shifting rapidly on the issue of marriage equality, anti-LGBT crusaders have updated tactics, including pursuing “religious…

Rodgers Leads MLK Day of Service Initiative

By Sheryl Estrada Martin “Marty” Rodgers’ parents prepared him early for his call to service. They chose to name him Martin, inspired by two world changers: St. Martin de Porresand Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “The expectations my parents had for me were expectations of greatness and service to others,”…