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Trans Students Deserve Better, President Trump

The Trump administration may be preparing to entirely change its stance on transgender protections.

By Ian Thompson
February 13, 2017

One Wasn’t Enough. Here’s Why the ACLU Is Demanding a Second Confirmation Hearing for Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions.

If Sen. Sessions helped craft today's executive actions on immigration then senators must make him explain his role.

By Faiz Shakir
January 25, 2017

Trump’s Executive Actions Today Demonstrate He Will Follow Through on His Unlawful and Draconian Immigration Policies

The border wall and defunding sanctuary cities are a bleak reminder of Trump’s police-state mentality.

By Ryan Karerat
January 25, 2017

Las Acciones Ejecutivas de Trump de Hoy Demuestran Que Seguirá Avanzando Hacia Políticas de Inmigración Ilegales y Draconianas

El muro fronterizo y la negación de financiar ciudades santuario son un recordatorio de la mentalidad dictatorial de Trump.

By Ryan Karerat
January 25, 2017

Sen. Jeff Sessions, Trump’s Nominee for Attorney General, Stands by His Support for Sweeping Anti-LGBT Bill

Sen. Sessions can try to mask the true intent of the First Amendment Defense Act, but it's tax payer-funded discrimination.

By Ian Thompson
January 24, 2017

Don’t Underestimate the Catastrophic Impact That the Trump Administration’s Policies Will Have on People With Disabilities

Senators on Tuesday must ask nominee Tom Price how Trump's healthcare reforms would affect people with disabilities.

By Vania Leveille, Susan Mizner
January 23, 2017

DeVos Confirmation Hearing Raises More Concerns That She Will Be Bad for Public Education and Civil Rights

Trump’s nominee for education secretary takes a dismal view of federal protections for students with disabilities.

By Ian Thompson
January 19, 2017

As a Criminal Justice Reform Advocate, Obama’s Farewell Speech Felt Like a Full Circle Moment

One of the defining themes of President Obama’s legacy was his constant push for criminal justice reform.

By Jesselyn McCurdy
January 13, 2017

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