Tag: Washington

Archived: States Join Lawsuit to Block Muslim Ban

Several states have joined a Washington lawsuit to prevent President Donald Trump’s updated Muslim ban from going into effect, arguing that it is still as discriminatory as the original. California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and Oregon have all signed on as plaintiffs in the newest filing. “Like the First Executive…

Archived: Michelle Obama Surprises D.C. High School Students

Former First Lady Michelle Obama surprised a group of 14 students in Southeast Washington with a visit last week. At Ballou STAY, an alternative high school, the students were told Antwan Wilson, the new chancellor of D.C. public schools, would be their special guest Tuesday. However, Obama walked into the…

Archived: Republicans Seek to Criminalize, Deter Peaceful Protesting

Republicans in eight states have proposed bills that would criminalize peaceful protesting a right that is guaranteed by the First Amendment. Initially, legislationwas proposed in five states: Iowa, Michigan, Washington State, Minnesota and North Dakota. The bill in North Dakota says motorists can freely run over protesters as long as…

Archived: Women's March on Washington Drew More People Than Trump's Inauguration, Say Crowd Scientists

The Women’s March on Washington, a grassroots women-led movement that rallied protesters of all genders and backgrounds on Saturday, attracted three times more people to the city than the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Crowd scientists Marcel Altenburg and Keith Still of Manchester Metropolitan University in Britain estimated 160,000 people…