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We’ve Come Too Far on LGBTQ Rights to Go Back Now Under the Trump Administration

Sen. Merkley explains why we must pass the Equality Act and ensure full civil rights protections for the LGBTQ community.

By Jeff Merkley
May 5, 2017

From the Rose Garden to the Capitol, a Dark Day for Women’s Health

Donald Trump and anti-women’s health Members of Congress have turned being a women into a pre-existing condition.

By Georgeanne M. Usova
May 4, 2017

Our Nation’s Largest Police Force Lurks in the Shadow of Trump’s Wall

Expanding Border Patrol as a tradeoff to the wall is no “win” for border communities.

By Brian Erickson
April 28, 2017

Homeland Security Secretary Tells Critics To Shut Up. We Won’t.

Sec. Kelly says the Dept. of Homeland Security can do no wrong, but the facts say otherwise.

By Chris Rickerd
April 21, 2017

According to the Government, People Under Arrest Have More Rights Than Travelers at the Border

Congress should pass the Protecting Data at the Border Act and require a warrant to search travelers’ digital devices.

By Ron Wyden
April 18, 2017

How Trump Can Show Us Whether He Was Spied On

There’s information out there that can help prove if some of our core democratic liberties have been weakened.

By Neema Singh Guliani
April 13, 2017

Local Police Should Just Say No to Federal Agreements That Make Their Officers Part of Trump’s Deportation Force

DHS is now considering deputizing 18 new jurisdictions to carry out immigration enforcement under the 287(g) program.

By Chris Rickerd
April 7, 2017

Despite President Trump’s Support for Legalized Theft, Congress Presses on With Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform

Members of Congress continue to advance civil asset forfeiture reform despite President Trump’s hostility toward reformers.

By Kanya Bennett
March 30, 2017

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