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Making It in Trump’s America: Latest on Policy, Poverty & Families – Dispatch 3

Making It in Trump’s America: Latest on Policy, Poverty & Families – Dispatch 3

Every other Thursday, Equal Voice News will track the latest from the Trump administration and whether its policies are creating poverty or wealth, with reports from families and grassroots organizations working on those issues around the country. The other shoe drops. It’s hard to keep track of all the immigration news coming from the Trump […]

Are Tiny Homes a Solution to Homelessness?

Are Tiny Homes a Solution to Homelessness?

In 2001, a group of homeless people In Portland, Oregon, set up a campsite under a downtown bridge. The city didn’t have enough shelter space to accommodate its homeless population, and as the camp attracted more and more people, authorities began regular sweeps, clearing away tents and sleeping bags — which inevitably cropped right back […]

Appeals Court: Denial of President Trump Travel Ban Stands for Now

Appeals Court: Denial of President Trump Travel Ban Stands for Now

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court refused Thursday to reinstate President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations, unanimously rejecting the administration’s claim of presidential authority and questioning its motives. The panel of three judges from the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined to block a lower-court […]

Making It in Trump’s America: The Latest on Policy, Poverty & Families

Making It in Trump’s America: The Latest on Policy, Poverty & Families

Every other Thursday, Equal Voice News will track the latest from the Trump administration and whether its policies are creating poverty or wealth, with reports from families and grassroots organizations working on those issues around the country. Pulling back at the FCC? Immigration rulings and cabinet appointees may grab headlines, but there are quieter and […]

We Need Good Housing for All, Especially for Black History Month

We Need Good Housing for All, Especially for Black History Month

On Jan. 15, we celebrated the dreamer-activist, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This month, we celebrate Black History. As an older, African American, lesbian, activist, scholar, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, caregiver, friend, it is traditionally a time for me to reflect on the history and herstory of my ancestors in this country and […]

Judge Temporarily Halts President’s Immigration Ban Nationwide

Judge Temporarily Halts President’s Immigration Ban Nationwide

Seattle, Wa. (AP) – A U.S. judge on Friday temporarily blocked President Donald Trump’s ban on people from seven predominantly Muslim countries after Washington state and Minnesota urged a nationwide hold on the executive order that has launched legal battles across the country. U.S. District Judge James Robart in Seattle ruled against government lawyers’ claims […]

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 […]

Travel Ban on Refugees Is Also Denounced by Faith Groups

Travel Ban on Refugees Is Also Denounced by Faith Groups

Rabbi Joel Mosbacher had just finished the morning’s Shabbat service when he received an urgent message: Rabbis were needed at New York’s Kennedy Airport. People were being detained under President Donald Trump’s sharp travel restrictions on refugees. Would he come pray? By sundown, Mosbacher was part a group of rabbis at the airport, playing guitar […]

Opinion: A Strong Democracy Means Sanctuary and Safety for All

Opinion: A Strong Democracy Means Sanctuary and Safety for All

Cities and counties around the country are taking the audacious step of declaring their municipal governments sanctuaries to demonstrate solidarity with immigrants and refugees who reside within their jurisdictions. The bold declarations are necessary and responsible actions that respond to the increased threats by President Donald Trump about targeting immigrants and refugees for mass deportation. […]

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