Activist state

‘Arsonists with keys to the fire station’: Once murky state races fuel fears for US democracy | 2022 US Midterm Elections

Last year, Brad Raffensperger made national headlines for taking a stand against Donald Trump and his lies about the 2020 election. In a phone call that was quickly made public, Trump demanded that Raffensperger, the Republican secretary of state for Georgia, “find” enough votes to deprive Joe Biden of a victory in the battleground state. […]

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RI should improve policies as countries work to end plastic pollution, campaigners say – Society

A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil (The Jakarta post) PREMIUM Jakarta ● Sat 12 March 2022 Indonesia is set to come up with better plastic waste management policies as the countries recently endorsed a United Nations resolution to end plastic pollution and forge a legally binding international agreement by 2024, campaigners say. The resolution, which was endorsed […]

Activist state

CT children have the opportunity to learn about the state’s legal system through a virtual program

HARTFORD, Conn. (WFSB) – Children in Connecticut have a unique opportunity to learn about the state’s legal system and various social justice issues. This is done interactively through the Kids Court Academy program. “It really teaches you a lot and shows you what you know about the law,” said Saige Edwards. Saige is in fifth […]

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The newly restored Smith Drug Company reopens

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT) – On Thursday, the Smith Drug Co. in Hattiesburg reopened after a restoration process, which began in January 2020. The Mobile Street building joins other renovated structures, including the historic Eureka School and the Museum of African American Military History. “In addition to being one of the first (and oldest) companies on […]

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Two Central Oregon Students Among 11 Qualify for Poetry Out Loud State Contest

SALEM, Ore. (KTVZ) — Two central Oregon high schoolers, Cecily Cooper of Crook County HS and Mariah Reynolds of Redmond HS, are among 11 students from across the state who have won their Poetry Out Loud contests. school and will compete for the state championship at the 2022 Oregon Virtual Poetry Out Loud State Contest […]

Activist community

Takoma Park food pantry saved by Facebook post and community support

The trash cans have become a lifeline for families and seniors in Takoma Park and nearby communities – many of whom have lost their jobs during the pandemic and are struggling to pay their bills and feed their families. The city and county of Montgomery, where it is located, are relatively affluent areas but with […]

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Democrat wins Louisville special election, becomes first openly LGBTQ state representative

A criminal justice reform advocate made history on Tuesday, becoming the first openly LGBTQ Kentuckian elected to the state House of Representatives. by longtime lawmaker Reginald Meeks. The district spans several Louisville neighborhoods, including Park Duvalle, Shively, Old Louisville, and Clifton. Meeks announced his retirement late last year. Republican Judy Stallard and Democrat Keturah Herron […]

Activist community

The most influential UK-based people in the LGBTQ+ community to follow

In the UK, February marks LGBT History Month. It is a time when we celebrate the hard-won rights and freedoms now enjoyed by the queer community, including a fully equal age of consent, the legal right to change gender, and an equal right to marry. However, it also reminds us of the work that remains […]

Activist state

Gubernatorial candidate and state senator Sonia Chang-Díaz condemns xenophobia after celebrating new immigrant driver’s license bill

As gubernatorial hopeful and state senator Sonia Chang-Díaz this week celebrated the House’s passage of the Work and Family Mobility Act, allowing immigrants to apply for driver’s licenses, she said. faced scathing racism on social media. Chang-Díaz on Wednesday night hailed activists and immigrants “who fought hard” for legislation allowing people without proof of legal […]

Activist community

Queens lawmakers and community leaders condemn surge in hate crimes against Asian Americans – QNS.com

Several Queens lawmakers were joined by Asian American community leaders for a rally in Manhattan on Friday, Feb. 12, in support of a South Korean diplomat who was brutally assaulted outside the United Nations building. Last week. The victim, a 53-year-old man, was punched in the face in an unprovoked attack on Wednesday, Feb. 9 […]

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Activist sentenced to 6 years in prison in voter registration case | State

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) — A Tennessee activist was sentenced to six years and a day in prison after being convicted of illegally registering to vote while on probation for prior crimes. Pamela Moses was convicted in November and sentenced on January 31 by Shelby County Criminal Court Judge W. Mark Ward. The judge told Moses […]

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Community Leaders Encourage Residents to Get Involved in Search for Kansas City’s Next Police Chief | KCUR 89.3

More than 100 attendees joined four panelists at a public forum on Saturday to discuss the hiring process and desired prerequisites for a new Kansas City, Missouri police chief. The event was organized by the Urban League of Greater Kansas City, the Police Accountability Task Force, the Metro Organization for Racial and Economic Equality (MORE2), […]