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US Politics & Gov't

North Carolina's Terrible Anti-LGBT Law Is Even Worse Than We Thought
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: LGBT, laws, discrimination, North Carolina )

- 21 days ago -
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 )

- 97 days ago -
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 )

- 147 days ago -
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 )

- 147 days ago -
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.
Petition: Insist Mainstream Media Set the Record Straight on Drone Strike Casualties!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: drone attacks, Collateral Damage, Justice for victims, killing civilians, International Human Rights, laws, investigations, ethics, politics, military, security )

- 153 days ago -
An investigation on US drone attacks has uncovered evidence that the government is not telling the truth about collateral damage of these attacks. And the press is letting the government get away with it.
PETITION - Open Carry Is Not Vacation-Friendly - PLEASE SIGN & SHARE
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Gun Ownership, Gun lobbyists, firearms, lethal weapons, mass shootings, danger, safety, risks, politics, laws )

- 159 days ago -
Florida lawmakers are considering giving gun owners with concealed-carry permits the right to openly carry their firearms in public places, even allowing them to hold their guns in their hands as they walk around. With world-renowned amusement parks,...
Take Action to End Forced Labor
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: forced labor, protection of victims, Prevention of Abuse, fair working contitions, punishment for forcing people, laws, politics, ethics )

- 233 days ago -
The United States must act quickly to adopt and implement the new international law to prevent abuses, protect victims, and punish those who force people to work in conditions of slavery. We have waited decades for this tough new global standard against
A Judge Just Handed Abortion Supporters a Huge Win in the Deep South
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abortion rights, laws, rulings, choice )

- 257 days ago -
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.
Tell President Obama to Resume Prosecutions of Wall Street Criminals
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: bank regulations, Big Banks dishonesty, Wall Street criminals, equity, bad business, obama, politics, equality, laws )

- 361 days ago -
Our government catches big banks ignoring regulations all the time. But instead of putting them on trial and throwing reckless executives in jail, the Department of Justice nearly always agrees to a 'deferred prosecution agreement' - a type of deal...
Tell the DOJ: The First Step Towards Accountability Is Transparency - Police Mandatory Reporting
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, Black People, transparancy, dishonesty, Police Violence, ethics, Equal rights, equality, politics, laws )

- 366 days ago -
Baltimore's state attorney ruled Freddy Gray's death a homicide and charged six officers with the crime. Freddie, a 25 year old Black man, died after his spine was partially severed while in police custody. Today's announcement isn't a victory...
Raise the Federal Minimum Wage for Tipped Workers
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Minimum Wage, tipped workers, fair pay, labor trafficking, equity, politics, laws )

- 381 days ago -
While other federal minimum wages have increased throughout the years, the minimum wage for tipped employees remains the same. Since 1991, the federal minimum wage for tipped employees is $2.13 per hour, according to the Department of Labor.
Our Communities Are Not War Zones - Communities of Color Are Not the Enemy
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Police Brutality, Police Violence, Police Killing with Impunity, laws, politics, ethics, americans, punishment, Equal rights )

- 387 days ago -
Local police, armed to the teeth with wartime weaponry, treat us like the enemy, especially if we're Black, young, poor, or homeless. The Departments of Defense, Homeland Security and Justice are funneling billions of dollars to state and local law...
Don't Tax the Internet
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Internet tax, politics, media, Internet Access, senate, laws, americans )

- 394 days ago -
Since 1998, there has been a ban on taxing Internet access. But that ban is set to expire on November 1, 2014 unless the Senate passes the Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act - which will permanently extend the ban on Internet access taxes.
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 )

- 403 days ago -
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.
No Cuts to Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Social Security cuts, Medicare cuts, Medicaid cuts, politics, americans, laws, healthcare, House and Senate )

- 411 days ago -
Budget negotiations just started in both the House and the Senate, and they will only last a few weeks. We need to fight back now to stop these heartless, draconian cuts to our social safety net. Sign the petition: No cuts to Social Security, Medicare...

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