Maine Lawmakers Pass ‘A Gift To The Planet’

By Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams. -

Climate action advocate Bill McKibben welcomed a development he called "a gift to the planet" after Maine state lawmakers on Tuesday passed a groundbreaking bill committing the state to divesting [...]

More States Enter The Race To Criminalize Protest

By Naveena Sadasivam, Grist. -

It was April 1, and Jestin Dupree had driven more than 400 miles from the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in northeastern Montana to the state’s capital, Helena, to testify against legislation that [...]

Massachusetts House Rejects Distorted Definition Of Antisemitism

By Massachusetts Peace Action, Popular Resistance. -

Cambridge, MA - The Massachusetts House of Representatives on Wednesday rejected an amendment to the state budget which would have Massachusetts adopt the IHRA definition of antisemitism, a [...]

Republicans Are Quietly Giving Up On Anti-Trans Bills

By Molly Sprayregen, LGBTQ Nation. -

Bills targeting the transgender community have stalled all over the country this week as legislators debate the effects these laws will have on trans youth. 2021 has marked an onslaught of [...]

Governor DeSantis Signs Unprecedented Anti-Protest And Anti-Public Safety Law

By The Black Collective. -

Tallahassee, Fla. - This morning, just days after the Republican-led Florida Senate voted to pass an unprecedented, costly and racially charged bill (House Bill 1) to censor protest, preempt [...]

Visibility Alone Will Not Keep Transgender Youth Safe

By Chase Strangio and Raquel Willis, The Nation. -

On March 3, Missouri father Brandon Boulware begged lawmakers not to pass a bill that would ban his transgender daughter from participation in her dance squad, volleyball, and tennis teams. To [...]

Insulting Police Would Be A Crime Under Kentucky Bill

By Chris Walker, Truthout. -

A committee within the Kentucky State Senate has advanced a bill that would make insulting a police officer a misdemeanor crime. The proposal, which is part of a larger bill that includes a [...]

College Athletes Demand NCAA Pull Championships From States With Anti-Trans Sports Legislation

Nearly 550 collegiate athletes from across the nation signed onto a letter sent to the NCAA on Wednesday demanding that the association stop holding championships and events in states that have [...]

The Major Struggle For The Rights Of Transgender People Is In The States

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

While the Equality Act that passed recently in the House is getting attention, the critical struggle for the rights of transgender people is taking place in state legislatures. This year, 26 [...]

Attacks On The Rights Of Transgender People Are Rising; Fight Back

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

A growing and coordinated attack on the rights of transgender people is taking place through state legislation and sadly it is receiving support from people across the political spectrum. The [...]

Will 2021 Be Public Banking’s Watershed Moment?

By Ellen Brown, The Web of Debt Blog. -

Just over two months into the new year, 2021 has already seen a flurry of public banking activity. Sixteen new bills to form publicly-owned banks or facilitate their formation were introduced in [...]

More States Propose Harsh New Penalties For Protesting Fossil Fuels

By Alexander C. Kaufman, Huff Post. -

Dawn Goodwin spent her 50th birthday among towering pines and yellow birches whose tree rings make her lifespan seem like a child’s in comparison. But on that cool, overcast Saturday in December, [...]

Missourians Did An End-Around Their Legislature To Expand Medicaid

By JP Keenan, Cristina Corujo, Jason Potere, and Meredith Deliso, ABC News. -

For almost a decade, advocates in Missouri have been lobbying their legislators to expand Medicaid coverage in the red state. Since the Supreme Court ruled in 2012 that the Medicaid expansion [...]

Tribes Defend Themselves Against A Pandemic

By Kalen Goodluck, High Country News. -

As COVID-19 numbers soared across the country this spring, tribal nations began closing their reservation boundaries to non-residents. The Cheyenne River Sioux and Oglala Sioux erected [...]

Preempting Progress In The South

By Hunter Blair, David Cooper, Julia Wolfe, and Jaimie Worker, EPI. -

A new report from the Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN) at EPI and the Local Solutions Support Center (LSSC) describes the ways in which state interference—in the form of [...]

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