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Tell Congress: Don't Block Overtime Pay PETITION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: overtime pay, Congress, laws, government, politics )

Cal
- 93 days ago - act.credoaction.com
Even as millions of Americans celebrate Labor Day, one Democratic representative is attacking their right to fair overtime pay.
North Carolina's Terrible Anti-LGBT Law Is Even Worse Than We Thought
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: LGBT, laws, discrimination, North Carolina )

Freya
- 240 days ago - motherjones.com
All the attention on who can use toilets and locker rooms has overshadowed what employment rights advocates say is an even more expansive change made by the law - one that could affect all workers in North Carolina, not just those who are lesbian, gay...
SIGN PLEASE! Tell Congress to Support the President's Plan for Gun Violence Prevention
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: gun violence, politics, congress, laws, US )

Cal
- 317 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
More than 30,000 Americans are killed at gunpoint each year. It happens at schools, in our streets, parks, movie theaters, and places of worship.
Stop MonsantoâEUR(TM)s Secret Plan to Kill GMO Labeling
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Monsanto, GMO, USDA, labeling, laws, genetically, engineered, foods, environment, politics, congress, senate )

Reggie
- 366 days ago - action.fooddemocracynow.org
The USDA has just approved another Monsanto GMO corn variety and given "preliminary" approval of yet another new GMO potato by J.R. Simplot. This is an outrage.
Britons Launch Campaign to Ban Donald Trump From the UK Over Hate Speech Violations
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Donald Trump, hate speech, laws, U.K., candidates, elections, ethics, government, abuse, politics, news )

Carrie
- 366 days ago - rawstory.com
The British Parliament could soon review a petition calling for U.S. presidential candidate & former reality TV star Donald Trump to be barred from entering the country on grounds that he has violated the U.K.'s laws against hateful & defamatory speech.
A Judge Just Handed Abortion Supporters a Huge Win in the Deep South
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abortion rights, laws, rulings, choice )

Cal
- 476 days ago - motherjones.com
At last, some good news in abortion rights. Last week, a federal judge in Alabama blocked a regulation that might have closed the state's largest abortion clinic for good.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Congress Must End Unconstitutional Government Spying.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: PRIVACY, PATRIOT ACT, LAWS, repeal thepatriot Act, politics, government, dishonesty, usa )

Cal
- 622 days ago - act.credoaction.com
Representatives Mark Pocan and Thomas Massie just introduced the Surveillance State Repeal Act, which would to repeal the PATRIOT Act and restore our constitutionally protected civil liberties.
WATCH: Jon Stewart Ridicules Alabama Law Providing Lawyers for Fetuses
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Alabama, abortion, fetuses, reproductive rights, women, lawyers, laws )

Freya
- 689 days ago - alternet.org
Jon Stewart's Jessica Williams traveled to civil-rights loving Alabama for a segment on a bizarre and dangerous law that allocates state funds to provide lawyers for the fetuses of women seeking abortions.
You Can Still Eat This Corgi In Pennsylvania, Thanks To The NRA
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: NRA, Pennsylvania, Americans, laws, corruption, ethics, dishonesty, government, politics, abuse, news )

Carrie
- 772 days ago - thinkprogress.org
It is currently legal to slaughter and eat dogs or cats in Pennsylvania, and, thanks in large part to lobbying from the National Rifle Association, it will remain so. Although the animal cruelty bill passed the state senate by a 36-12 margin -- and even...
How New York Mayor De Blasio Trumped Obama on Equal Pay for Women
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, women's rights, laws, Mayor De Blasio, usa )

Cal
- 833 days ago - csmonitor.com
Equal pay is a big election year issue for President Obama. In New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio just announced a big settlement on the issue as part of his 'liberal laboratory.'
TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell Congress: Raise the Minimum Wage!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: MINIMUM WAGE, law, laws, congress, economy, ethics, news, obama, politics, usa, government )

Cal
- 975 days ago - takeaction.takepart.com
Raising the minimum wage would not only improve the lives of millions of hardworking Americans and their families but also build a stronger economy and decrease the need for government assistance.
These States Still Ban Cohabitation, Sex Toys... And Gay Marriage (INFOGRAPHIC)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, laws, society, gay marriage, rights, freedoms, government, ethics, crime, politics )

Carrie
- 1006 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Here are some unnecessary bans still on the books in the U.S. The only one widely enforced by a majority of states is the one that prevents gay people from marrying.
Changes Sought for Endangered Species Act
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, environmentalists, lawsuits, laws, change, ESA )

Giana
- 1037 days ago - uk.news.yahoo.com
Republicans in Congress on Tuesday called for an overhaul to the Endangered Species Act to curtail environmentalists' lawsuits and give more power to states, but experts say broad changes to one of the nation's cornerstone environmental laws are unlikely.
 

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