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Latest in Trump's America: Local Progress on Environment & Justice

Latest in Trump

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: Fighting in D.C., Progress in California for a Cleaner Environment Environmental policy remains divisive in the nation’s […]

How L.A. Redesignated Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples Day

How L.A. Redesignated Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples Day

On Oct. 9, Los Angeles joined the growing list of cities that officially disavow Columbus Day, in favor of a city holiday it has designated Indigenous Peoples Day. The decision, which involved Italian Americans opposed to the change against a coalition of Native American and Indigenous groups, came after nearly two years of lobbying and […]

Latest in Trump's America: Health Care, Kids and Census 2020

Latest in Trump

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: Health Care Fight Continues, Now for Millions of Kids Congress continues to stumble over health care this […]

Seeds of Hope: Baltimore Program Supports Youth and Dreams

Seeds of Hope: Baltimore Program Supports Youth and Dreams

For 30 years, The Choice Program at The University of Maryland, Baltimore County has supported Baltimore City youth, including young people facing poverty. Each year, about 50 AmeriCorps volunteers work with The Choice Program and Baltimore City families to find community solutions and reduce suspensions and incarceration. Equal Voice News spent time with Shay Couch-Murray, […]

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

The Latest in Trump

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

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 […]

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