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California Is Ready to Ensure Every Public College Student Has Access to Abortion

The state legislature has passed the first bill in the nation ensuring medication abortion is available on UC and CSU campuses.

By Phyllida Burlingame, Jennifer Dalven
September 19, 2019

AmeriCorps Adopts Health Screening Process That’s Fair to Candidates with Disabilities

Susie was disqualified from AmeriCorps NCCC for seeking therapy. Now they're changing their screening process so everyone can apply to serve.

By Sandra Park, Emma J. Roth
September 16, 2019

Being Black is Not a Crime: Yunek's Story of Police Brutality

A personal story of police brutality at the hands of the police in Peoria, Illinois.

By Yunek Moore
September 11, 2019

A New York Jail Forced a Trans Woman Into a Men’s Facility

Trans women routinely face harassment and discrimination in jails and prisons.

By Simon McCormack, Bobby Hodgson
September 3, 2019

Taxpayers Have Been Ordered to Pay Over $2 Million For Discriminating Against LGBTQ People

Government officials should know that discrimination comes with a cost to taxpayers.

By James Esseks
August 29, 2019

New Resource Tool Sheds Light on Government’s Prepublication Review System

Millions of current and former government employees are subjected to this far-reaching censorship system.

By Ramya Krishnan
August 27, 2019

Stripped of Their Rights

In 2011, guards at an Illinois prison violated the constitution when they carried out a mass strip-search of incarcerated women.

By Anjana Samant, Sarah Andrea Esteban
August 27, 2019

Will North Carolina's Supreme Court Allow Racism to Remain a Persistent Factor in its Death Penalty?

North Carolina's Supreme Court will determine whether evidence of racism in capital punishment can be swept under the rug.

By Jeffery Robinson
August 23, 2019

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