Tag: Republicans

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…

Vice President Kamala Harris

VP Kamala Harris and DNC Announce $25-Million Initiative to Help Protect Voting Rights Across America

Following efforts by Republicans in numerous states, including Texas, Georgia and Florida, to restrict voter rights and make it harder for people of color to cast a ballot in upcoming elections, Vice President Kamala Harris has announced a new $25-million initiative from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) designed to help…

LGBTQ representation in politics

Nearly 70% of LGBTQ Women Running for Office in Last 4 Years Won Their Elections

As diversity and inclusion continues to expand within city, state and federal government, a new report from the LGBTQ Victory Institute, an organization that supports LGBTQ elected officials and political hopefuls, has revealed that queer female candidates perform surprisingly well in general elections — an encouraging and positive sign for…

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…

Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Williams Under Fire From Conservatives for Singing ‘Black National Anthem’ on PBS July 4th Celebration

Singer, actress and fashion designer Vanessa Williams has ignited a firestorm of controversy on social media by singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” what is often considered the “Black national anthem” as part of her evening hosting PBS’s annual television special “A Capitol Fourth” to celebrate Independence Day. CNN’s Lisa…

immigrant children separation protest

Advocates Locate Parents of 23 More Migrant Children Separated From Their Families by Trump Administration

Nearly two dozen families will soon reunite thanks to the efforts of a group of volunteer lawyers working toward reuniting children and parents who were separated at the border by former President Donald Trump. Julia Ainsley and Jacob Soboroff of NBC News have reported that “pro bono lawyers tasked by…

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….

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…

tractor in field

White Farmers Sue To Stop Debt Relief Program for Farmers of Color

A federal judge in Wisconsin has temporarily halted a government program designed to help chronically disadvantaged farmers of color repay their loans — or forgive their debt altogether. Laura Schulte of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that “a temporary restraining order was handed down Thursday afternoon [June 10] by Judge…