This is an awful story: A DACA recipient in good standing was told by her airline she could work on a route to Mexico. Now she's in detention and ICE is threatening to revoke her status.
Please sign and get the word out: twitter.com/FlyingWithSara…
Nine years ago, the Affordable Care Act passed the House. @BarackObama signed it into law two days later. Millions of Americans have gotten care they wouldn't have otherwise, saving and changing lives. Hard work can pay off. Let's keep going.
Under @jacindaardern's leadership, New Zealand has banned assault rifles and military-style semi-automatic weapons just six days after the Christchurch mosque attacks.
Public servants didn't stop at offering thoughts and prayers. They chose to act.
Today’s congressional interns are tomorrow’s staffers and electeds - which is why paid internships are so critical to making this opportunity available to all.
Now that funding is available, please share the news widely to help build a diverse summer intern class of 2019! twitter.com/reflectus_info…
Lost in the news this week: A 40-year-old man died in CBP custody on Monday.
He is the fourth person to die in detention in recent months. The other fatalities include a 7-year-old girl and an 8-year-old boy.
Congress must investigate conditions. cnn.com/2019/03/19/us/…
"The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election... shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax."
Amendment 24, Section 1. twitter.com/NBCNews/status…
What was true in 1995 remains true today: women’s rights are human rights.
The United States ought to preserve America's role as a leader in the fight for gender equality—not reverse it.
We must reaffirm the historic Beijing Platform for Action. theguardian.com/global-develop…
This week's congressional recess is a great opportunity to talk to your representatives face to face about why they should support automatic voter registration, nationwide early voting, and other fixes to our democracy. Find a town hall near you: indivisible.org/events
Young people around the world achieved something extraordinary on Friday: A strike to demand climate action that touched all corners of the globe.
Countries around the world should listen and act. "There is no Planet B.” nytimes.com/2019/03/15/cli…
My thoughts are with everyone affected by record-breaking river flooding along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, particularly hard-hit Nebraska. Nine million people in 14 states are under flood warnings that could persist for weeks. cnn.com/2019/03/17/us/…
If you want a career in politics but don’t know where to start, take a look at the @TrainDems staff academy. Their mission is to recruit, train, and help place the next generation of Democratic campaign staff: traindemocrats.org/staff-academy-…
Instead of investing in Americans and their families, the Trump budget would:
1. Add $33 billion to the Defense budget for a total of $718 billion.
Even without those additions, our defense budget is equal to the military spending of half the world. vox.com/2015/8/23/9189…
The budget would cut or remove the following over the next decade:
- $845 billion from Medicare
- $241 billion from Medicaid
- $220 billion from the SNAP nutrition program for low-income families
- $207 billion from federal student loan programs
An administration's budget says a lot about what—and, more importantly, who—it values.
So let's talk about the Trump administration's 2020 budget proposal and why it makes clear that this administration doesn’t value seniors, low-income families, and young people.
As 2020 policy discussion gears up, @genebsperling’s piece on the dignity of work is terrific food for thought on why conversations about economic opportunity shouldn’t be confined to traditional metrics. After all, economic opportunity is about people. democracyjournal.org/magazine/52/ec…
My heart breaks for New Zealand & the global Muslim community. We must continue to fight the perpetuation and normalization of Islamophobia and racism in all its forms.
White supremacist terrorists must be condemned by leaders everywhere. Their murderous hatred must be stopped.
Three amazing young women—Isra Hirsi, age 16; Haven Coleman, age 12; and Alexandria Villaseño, age 13—have organized youth climate strikes around the country tomorrow. Their demand: a livable future for their generation.
Find a strike and spread the word: youthclimatestrikeus.org/strikes
To fix our broken democracy, we need automatic voter registration, early voting for everyone, and less money in politics.
The House passed the #ForThePeopleAct to make those changes. Now it's up to the Senate.
Ask your senators to co-sponsor the bill: p2a.co/wGHYLiX
Take a minute and read these quotes.
It’s easy to forget after 2 years of blustering and lies, but the only real evidence of bias was never about Trump. It’s how Rudy Giuliani knew before Americans did that Jim Comey was going to do what he did. twitter.com/adamgoldmannyt…
I’m so proud of @dougblandry for bringing together 1,800 people from across the country this weekend to learn how to perform one of the most important functions on campaigns: advance work for events. If you’re interested in learning more, sign up at advancecamp.org!
Until he retired recently, Ambassador Bill Burns was the most senior official in the foreign service. His new book, The Back Channel, is another great act of public service in its wise and plainspoken account of the power and purpose of American diplomacy. BurnsBackChannel.com
Our democracy should work for everyone. House Democrats have passed a bill that would fix it through:
- Automatic voter registration
- Early voting everywhere
- Public election financing
- An end to gerrymandering
Call your senators and ask them to support #HR1: (202) 224-3121
“Changing the type of people who are empowered to run for office, manage campaigns, and move up in elected office does not happen automatically.” New research from the Pipeline Initiative on what stops people from running, and what we can all do to help: medium.com/@pipelineiniti…
Women aren't "bossy." We're the boss. Words matter, and being aware of gender bias in the way we relate to each other can make workplaces—and the world—better for everyone. Visit catalyst.org/biascorrect for tools to #BiasCorrect. #IWD19
So think of a woman you know who should run for office. Then take a moment today to ask her to do it.
Tell her she'll have help from @EmergeAmerica, @emilyslist, @runforsomething, and you.
With one question, you could start something pretty big.
For #InternationalWomensDay, I'm issuing you a challenge.
We know that when women run for office, they're elected at the same rate as men.
But not as many women run as men—often because people don't ask women to run as often as they ask men.
In other words: Women's rights are human rights and human rights are women's rights. Period.
Call your members of Congress today and ask them to support the Reproductive Rights Are Human Rights Act: (202) 224-3121 #ReproRightsAreHumanRights
By requiring annual reporting on women's access to basic health care like contraception, safe abortion, and maternal health care around the world, Congress can make sure the rights of women and girls will no longer be up for grabs in each election.
I introduced reproductive rights sections to the reports while I was secretary of state because access to reproductive health care is a protected human right affecting women's right to life, equality, and freedom from inhumane treatment.
Her U.S. asylum officer opens up the State Department's human rights reports and finds no information about those 17 women imprisoned for miscarrying or El Salvador's abortion ban. He deems she has no credible fear of persecution if she returns home. He denies her application.
Imagine how this can play out. A woman living in El Salvador, where abortion is banned, is raped and becomes pregnant. She suffers a miscarriage and decides to flee the country knowing that 17 of her countrywomen were sentenced to up to 40 years in prison after miscarrying.
Of particular note: U.S. immigration judges and asylum officers use the human rights reports to evaluate the credibility of an applicant's fear of persecution. Human rights reports that contradict an asylum seeker in virtually any way can be fatal to an asylum application.
Important legislation introduced yesterday: The Reproductive Rights Are Human Rights Act would correct the Trump administration's dangerous decision to remove reporting on reproductive rights from the State Department's annual reports on human rights practices around the world.
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