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In a Town Near You, People Are Being Evicted From Their Homes Because They Called the Police for Help

U.S. senators raise concerns about enforcement of local laws that harm vulnerable populations.

By Sandra Park, Vania Leveille
August 17, 2016

Congress Advances Discrimination Against Women and LGBT People Before Skipping Town

Congress should abandon its discrimination agenda.

By Ian S. Thompson, Georgeanne M. Usova
July 15, 2016

Congress: Enjoy Your Recess, But Here Are Six Police Reform Bills You Must Pass In September

Congress has immense power to help reform police practices nationwide. There is no time to waste.

By Kanya Bennett
July 14, 2016

Congress Should Abandon Latest Anti-LGBT Effort

Let’s focus our efforts on protecting LGBT people, women, and others from harm.

By Jim Obergefell
July 12, 2016

Key Members of Congress Are Pushing a Federal Appeals Court to Make Clear That Anti-Gay Discrimination Is Illegal

A case currently under review by the Second Circuit could set the record straight on LGBT protections at work.

By Ian S. Thompson
June 28, 2016

Congress Seeks to Expand Warrantless Surveillance Under the Patriot Act

Some senators are pushing a bill that would allow the FBI to collect even more sensitive information without a warrant.

By Karin Johanson, Adam Brandon
June 22, 2016

The Use of Error-Prone and Unfair Watchlists Is Not the Way to Regulate Guns in America

Using the broken watchlist system to regulate gun ownership raises issues of fundamental fairness.

By Hina Shamsi, Christopher Anders
June 20, 2016

Border Patrol Union Scorns Award for Agents Who Follow Policy to Avoid Deadly Force

National Border Patrol Council leaders call it ‘despicable’ to commend agents who subdue armed suspects without killing them.

By Chris Rickerd
June 13, 2016

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