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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 […]

Video: Meet an Alabama Mom Fighting for Criminal Justice Reform

Video: Meet an Alabama Mom Fighting for Criminal Justice Reform

Meet Martha Shearer, a mom and criminal justice reform advocate in Birmingham, Alabama. As a member of Greater Birmingham Ministries, she is one of many people nationwide working to make positive changes to the criminal justice system. She and other community advocates are doing so when the Trump administration is considering a new War on […]

The Latest News in Trump's America

The Latest News in Trump

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:  Bipartisanship? In 2017? Yes, on Criminal Justice, Immigration and Families. Congress can be a bitter and […]

Show Your Love: On New Orleans, Justice and Connecting Dots

Show Your Love: On New Orleans, Justice and Connecting Dots

In June, my community organization in New Orleans, Ubuntu Village, co-sponsored a screening of “Big Charity: The Death of America’s Oldest Hospital.” The film details the post-Katrina closure of Charity Hospital, New Orleans’ primary health care source for poor and working class residents and the subsequent lack of health care options for people battling physical […]

Advocates: Human Cost Will Be High Under Prison Sentencing Reversal

Advocates: Human Cost Will Be High Under Prison Sentencing Reversal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is directing federal prosecutors to pursue the most serious charges possible against the vast majority of suspects, a reversal of Obama-era policies that is sure to send more people to prison and for much longer terms. The move has long been expected from Sessions, a former federal prosecutor […]

The Latest News in Trump's America

The Latest News in Trump

Every other Thursday, the Equal Voice News digest, “Making It in Trump’s America: People, Policy & Poverty,” will track the latest from the Trump administration and whether its policies are creating poverty or prosperity. We’ll have reports from families and grassroots organizations working on those issues around the country. Here’s our latest:   Law and […]

New Metro Phoenix Sheriff to Close Joe Arpaio's Famed Tent City Jail

New Metro Phoenix Sheriff to Close Joe Arpaio

PHOENIX (AP) — The new sheriff of metro Phoenix announced Tuesday that he’s closing down a complex of jail tents that helped make his predecessor, Joe Arpaio, a national law enforcement figure. The decision by Sheriff Paul Penzone to close the 24-year-old Tent City complex will undo a critical piece of Arpaio’s political legacy. He […]

Obama on Criminal Justice: How We Treat Citizens Reflects Character

Obama on Criminal Justice: How We Treat Citizens Reflects Character

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama returned to his roots at the Harvard Law Review on Jan. 5, penning an article about progress his administration made in reforming the criminal justice system — and the challenges that remain for the next administration. His commentary, “The President’s Role in Advancing Criminal Justice Reform,” addresses how presidents […]

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