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Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced an 18-month extension and re-designation of Somalia for Temporary Protected Status

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Monday, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced an 18-month extension and re-designation of Somalia for Temporary Protected Status (TPS),...

Downpayment Toward Equity Act of 2021, bold legislation to help address the U.S. racial wealth and homeownership gaps by providi

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WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (CA-45), along with Representatives Al Green (TX-...

Downpayment Toward Equity Act of 2021, bold legislation to help address the U.S. racial wealth and homeownership gaps by providi

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WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (CA-45), along with Representatives Al Green (TX-...

 For the sake of our country's economic well-being, leaders in Washington must make broadband expansion a priority.

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Even as Democrats and Republicans continue their negotiations, there is one aspect of infrastructure that still continues to enjoy broad support -- and it also...

dangerously short-sighted worldview that presents China as the pivotal existential threat to U.S. prosperity and security

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An end to war? It’s certainly necessary, but is it politically possible?

The fate of House Resolution 476, introduced by Rep. Barbara Lee, will give us a...

a small number of law enforcement groups appear to be derailing needed reforms to current barriers for law enforcement accountab

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WASHINGTON — Thursday, a group of over 20 leading civil rights organizations sent a letter to Senate negotiators expressing concerns about the state of negotiations on...

“No Biometric Barriers Housing Act of 2021” will prohibit the usage of facial and biometric recognition in most federally funded

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Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09), Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), and Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) released the following statement announcing the reintroduction...

The pandemic has exposed the health disparities present in this country due to instances of systemic racism

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Joyce Beatty and Members of the CBC hosted an informative virtual discussion with Dr. Francis...

Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez’ legislation earned the support of 30 organization

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Late Monday, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) introduced the Political Appointments Inclusion and Diversity Act, which requires the Office...

 Tenant Empowerment Act, bold legislation to strengthen HUD tenant protections

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Tuesday, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) and House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), along with housing...

public health impacts of structural racism

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Thursday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing where it examined legislative proposals seeking to advance health equity, including the Anti-Racism in...

The Pentagon consumes more fossil fuel than any other entity on Earth. They consume more taxpayer dollars than any country ever

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The temperature in my historically cool and temperate city, Portland OR, is projected to be a historic 114 degrees. Can we agree with pretty much the entire rational...

New Jersey LCV is urging Governor Murphy (above) and state legislators to prioritize the environment in their budget planning

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TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey LCV is urging Governor Murphy (above) and state legislators to prioritize the environment in their budget planning this year. Now more than...

 critical race theory, an academic concept and practice that recognizes systemic racism is deeply ingrained in American society

A nationwide attempt to censor discussions of race in the classroom is underway. In recent weeks, Republican lawmakers across the country have proposed bills banning teaching “divisive concepts”...

community-based approach to addressing the growing crisis of childhood trauma

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Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, announced the reintroduction of a pair of...

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