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The Latest in Trump’s America: Repeal and Replace and DACA

The Latest in Trump’s America: Repeal and Replace and DACA

Every other Thursday, Equal Voice News tracks the latest from the Trump administration, whether its policies are creating poverty or prosperity, and how families and grassroots organizations are working on those issues around the country. Here’s our latest: It’s Back! Congress Considers a New Push to Repeal and Replace the Affordable Care Act. This month, […]

U.S. Poverty Rate Falls. But Poor Push for More Progress.

U.S. Poverty Rate Falls. But Poor Push for More Progress.

The number of people living in poverty fell again last year, reaching the lowest level since the Great Recession began in 2007, with 12.7 percent of Americans living below the federal poverty line, the U.S. Census Bureau reported on Sept. 12. Census 2020: A Bigger Issue Looms Tuesday’s release of the 2016 national poverty data […]

The Latest in Trump’s America: DACA and What to Know

The Latest in Trump’s America: DACA and What to Know

Every other Thursday, Equal Voice News tracks the latest from the Trump administration. This week we have a special report on what happens now that the Trump administration has decided to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. When President Donald Trump decided to end the DACA program, he threw the lives and […]

Bet on Cities and States to Lead Criminal Justice Reform

Bet on Cities and States to Lead Criminal Justice Reform

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Martha Shearer understands the War on Drugs because she was one of its casualties. In the 1990s, Shearer spent five years in federal prison for possession of roughly 2 grams of crack cocaine, convicted under a mandatory minimum sentence, she said. After Shearer left prison, she wanted to change a criminal justice […]

Immigrants and Allies on DACA News: Time for Resolve and Dignity

Immigrants and Allies on DACA News: Time for Resolve and Dignity

Reaction from immigrant youth and their allies to the Trump administration’s Sept. 5 decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program came quickly. Grassroots reform advocates and immigrant youth affected by the decision condemned the decision. They also continued rallies in support of DACA, including one at Trump Tower in New York […]

Labor Day 2017: Working Families Move Closer to Paid Parental Leave

Labor Day 2017: Working Families Move Closer to Paid Parental Leave

When millions of Americans gather at picnics and parades this Labor Day, they will have a new development to rally behind. One of the top concerns for working parents – national paid parental leave – is gaining momentum. After lagging behind other industrialized nations for years – the U.S. is the only one of 41 […]

The Latest News in Trump’s America – Aug. 24

The Latest News in Trump’s America – Aug. 24

Every other Thursday, Equal Voice News tracks the latest from the Trump administration, whether its policies are creating poverty or prosperity, and how families and grassroots organizations are working on those issues around the country. Here’s our latest: A Steep Price for DREAMers President Donald Trump is known for deals. Now, his administration is reportedly […]

The Latest News in Trump’s America – Aug. 10

The Latest News in Trump’s America – Aug. 10

Every other Thursday, Equal Voice News tracks the latest from the Trump administration and whether its policies are creating poverty or prosperity. We have reports from families and grassroots organizations working on those issues around the country. Here’s our latest: Climate Fight Flares Up, L.A. Families Fight Back The dog days of summer are here […]

Troubled Waters: Tennessee Families Stand Up for a Clean Environment

Troubled Waters: Tennessee Families Stand Up for a Clean Environment

CLAIRFIELD, Tenn. — On the northern slope of Cooper Ridge – a long, low-slung rise in Tennessee’s Cumberland Mountains – sits the 127-year-old Hatfield Cemetery, a well-maintained strip of flower-adorned plots where gravestones older than a century sit next to still-fresh graves. Bright pink ribbons hang in the tree branches surrounding the cemetery, marking 100 feet from […]

Advocates: DOJ Is ‘Changing Course’ on Civil Rights in Education

Advocates: DOJ Is ‘Changing Course’ on Civil Rights in Education

WASHINGTON (AP) — Civil rights groups accused the Trump administration Aug. 2 of “changing course on a key civil rights issue” after reports that it was launching a special project to investigate whether college and university admissions programs discriminate against students based on race. The New York Times reported Aug. 1 that a recent internal […]

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