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Open Secrets

  • House Democrats expanding fundraising lead over Republican challengers July 2, 2020
    Four months before Election Day, House Democrats are building on their immense fundraising lead over Republican challengers. The post House Democrats expanding fundraising lead over Republican challengers appeared first on OpenSecrets News.
    Karl Evers-Hillstrom
  • Trump’s polling slump with reliable demographics could mean fundraising trouble July 2, 2020
    President Donald Trump is sinking in polls among some members of his key donor demographics — particularly retired voters and Texans. The post Trump’s polling slump with reliable demographics could mean fundraising trouble appeared first on OpenSecrets News.
    Ian Karbal
  • OpenSecrets unveils a new report on racial and gender diversity in the 117th Congress July 1, 2020
    The field of candidates running for federal office in 2020 is the most diverse in recent history, but OpenSecrets found that the next Congress will be, at most, only marginally more diverse than the current one. The post OpenSecrets unveils a new report on racial and gender diversity in the 117th Congress appeared first on OpenSecrets News.
    OpenSecrets.org
  • New Jersey Dems engage in bitter primary hoping to take on Democrat-turned-Republican June 30, 2020
    In a New Jersey primary to take on Democrat-turned-Republican Rep. Jeff Van Drew, two frontrunners have spent large amounts on a race that tests the strength of political machines and family legacy. The post New Jersey Dems engage in bitter primary hoping to take on Democrat-turned-Republican appeared first on OpenSecrets News.
    Zamone Perez
  • With FEC again defanged, Trump’s latest nominee likely to face opposition June 30, 2020
    The Federal Election Commission is once again lacking the four commissioners it needs to enforce campaign finance laws and close loopholes as Election Day nears. The post With FEC again defanged, Trump’s latest nominee likely to face opposition appeared first on OpenSecrets News.
    Karl Evers-Hillstrom

 

ACLU

  • It’s Time To Tell the Truth About the Confederacy and its Symbols July 3, 2020
    As people across the country ready themselves to celebrate America’s “independence,” there are few symbols more strongly associated with the holiday than flags. Flags have great meaning — particularly on July 4. This week, after decades of dispute and dialogue, Mississippi legislators finally voted to replace their state’s flag, which included what is known […]
    Jeffery Robinson
  • Activist Brittany Packnett Cunningham on Building a Lasting Movement July 2, 2020
    In the last month, protests have erupted across the country calling for justice for Black lives, a wholesale restructuring of policing, and a greater racial reckoning across all facets of American society. “All of these things are interconnected,” Brittany Packnett Cunningham told At Liberty this week. “If we’re gonna talk about police violence, we’re gonna […]
    ACLU
  • How State Governments Across the Country Failed to Protect Our Communities From COVID-19 July 2, 2020
    Since the inception of this pandemic, it has been clear that incarcerated people are particularly at risk from COVID-19. In addition to the clear, consistent guidance from public health experts, incarcerated families, corrections staff, and data scientists urged states to take action to prevent tragedy.  Unfortunately, states failed to heed these warnings an […]
    Dylan Hayre
  • The Federal Government’s Decision to Proceed with Executions During the Pandemic Puts Me in an Impossible Position July 2, 2020
    As a Buddhist priest to a man on death row, I have prepared myself for the difficult, yet necessary role of attending the execution of a man I’ve been advising for 11 years in order to provide support as he crosses over from this life. I want nothing more than to fulfill my priestly duty to Wes Purkey, but because of the Federal Bureau of Prison’s decision t […]
    Rev. Seigen Hartkemeyer
  • The Racist History of Abortion and Midwifery Bans July 1, 2020
    In 1851, Sojourner Truth delivered a speech best known as“Ain’t I A Woman?” to a crowded audience at the Women’s Convention in Akron, Ohio. At the time, slavery remained in full force, a vibrant enterprise that fueled the American economy. Various laws protected that system, including the Fugitive Slave Act, which resulted in the abduction of “free” Black ch […]
    Michele Goodwin

 

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