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I’ve Lived on the Border My Entire Life. The Courts Must Shut Down Trump’s Border Wall

Communities, public lands and property are threatened by the president’s abuse of emergency powers.

By Jonathan Salinas
June 26, 2019

Equity Must Be at the Heart of Marijuana Legalization

With an equity-centered bill, Illinois just became the 11th state to legalize marijuana for adults 21 and older.

By Sagiv Galai
June 26, 2019

Raising our Voices for Equality at Stonewall and the Supreme Court

50 years after the riots at Stonewall, we are telling the Supreme Court not to roll back protections for LGBTQ people.

By Ria Tabacco Mar, Gabriel Arkles
June 26, 2019

Immigrant Kids Keep Dying in CBP Detention Centers, and DHS Won’t Take Accountability

The death toll continues to climb as the government argues against following legal guidelines.

By Cynthia Pompa
June 24, 2019

As Trump Tweets Hateful Threats, States are Protecting Immigrant Rights

In the midst of the extreme rhetoric and reality, people across the country, and state legislatures, are finding common ground on immigration.

By Naureen Shah
June 21, 2019

Supreme Court Undermines Religious Neutrality In Permitting Giant Governmental Cross

The decision ignores our constitutional commitment to official religious neutrality.

By Daniel Mach, Heather L. Weaver
June 20, 2019

Waking the Sleeping Giant: After Some States Pass Abortion Bans, Other States Pass New Protections

Our right to abortion shouldn't depend on where we live.

By Jessica Arons
June 18, 2019

Black Boys Aren’t “Wolf Packs” and Abusive Prosecutors Aren’t “Lone Wolves”

Ava Duvernay’s “When They See Us” brings to light the racism that turned five innocent boys into the so-called “Central Park Five.”

By Somil Trivedi, Nusrat Choudhury
June 18, 2019

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