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Trump’s First 100 Days: Workers Get Pummeled. People Fight Back.

Trump’s First 100 Days: Workers Get Pummeled. People Fight Back.

As the contours of Donald Trump’s presidency over its first 100 days – and the priorities of the Republican-majority Congress – take shape, the economic impact on working families of this agenda is becoming clearer. Trump ran for election on a hard nationalist, economically populist platform, wooing voters in depressed regions of the country, and […]

U.S. Judge to Trump: You Can’t Stop Money to ‘Sanctuary Cities’

U.S. Judge to Trump: You Can’t Stop Money to ‘Sanctuary Cities’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump’s attempt to withhold funding from “sanctuary cities” that do not cooperate with U.S. immigration officials, saying the president has no authority to attach new conditions to federal spending. U.S. District Judge William Orrick issued the preliminary injunction in two lawsuits — one […]

Making It in Trump’s America: People, Policy & Poverty

Making It in Trump’s America: People, Policy & Poverty

Every other Thursday, Equal Voice News will track the latest from the Trump administration and whether its policies are creating poverty or prosperity, with reports from families and grassroots organizations working on those issues around the country. Here’s our latest:   Law and Order? Sure Isn’t Criminal Justice Reform Rumblings out of the White House […]

Il. Advocates: TRUST Act Is a Solution Amid Immigration Crackdown

Il. Advocates: TRUST Act Is a Solution Amid Immigration Crackdown

The Trump administration has led a public crackdown on immigration, marked by raids in courthouses, plans for a growing army of federal agents and even a state legislative threat to jail local law enforcement officials who don’t cooperate. This crackdown is spreading fear throughout immigrant families and their communities from the Rio Grande Valley in […]

Marguerite Casey Foundation Honors Chavez Day Heroes for 2017

Marguerite Casey Foundation Honors Chavez Day Heroes for 2017

Anza Becnel – A NOLA Organizer Helps People Gain ‘Their Lives Back’ Cesar Chavez Day Heroes 2017 Hero’s name: Anza Becnel Home city: New Orleans Organization affiliation: Stand With Dignity at the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice How does the person’s work advance social justice? What is the person’s vision for an equitable world? “Anza Becnel […]

A Program Trump Wants to Kill Helps Build Neighborhoods

A Program Trump Wants to Kill Helps Build Neighborhoods

The Trump administration is targeting federal programs it says don’t work. But, if you want homeless families in affordable housing, job training that leads to well-paying work, and after-school programs for grade schoolers, take a closer look at those targets. Consider Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood and the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. NEWS ANALYSIS  Over […]

Repeal and Replace: The True Cost of Repealing Obamacare

Repeal and Replace: The True Cost of Repealing Obamacare

NECTAR, Ala. — Hank Adcock’s family has farmed the rolling hills of this small town in Northern Alabama for more than a century. Adcock took over the farm from his father, who inherited it from his father. At 62, Adcock was planning to pass the 300 acres – where his family raises everything from peaches and […]

Pipelines and Presidents: Why Rights and Mother Earth Matter

Pipelines and Presidents: Why Rights and Mother Earth Matter

Last week, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to move forward with building the Keystone and Dakota Access pipelines. We believe this does nothing to protect millions of families and uphold the human right to clean water. Native Americans and our allies are organized and prepared to advance the resistance against continued investment in […]