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Raise the Federal Minimum Wage for Tipped Workers
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Minimum Wage, tipped workers, fair pay, labor trafficking, equity, politics, laws )

Sabine
- 8 days ago - bullhorn.nationofchange.org
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 )

Sabine
- 14 days ago - aclu.org
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 )

Sabine
- 21 days ago - change.org
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 )

Cal
- 30 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.
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 )

Sabine
- 37 days ago - act.credoaction.com
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...
WATCH: Jon Stewart Ridicules Alabama Law Providing Lawyers for Fetuses
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Alabama, abortion, fetuses, reproductive rights, women, lawyers, laws )

Freya
- 97 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
- 180 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
- 240 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
- 382 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
- 413 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
- 444 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.
New Laws in 2014: From Tanning Bed Bans to 'Lemon Pets'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: new laws for 2014, laws, usa, politics, news )

Cal
- 480 days ago - usatoday.com
If you're a pale 17-year-old in Illinois, get your indoor tanning sessions in now. Starting Wednesday, they're strictly forbidden.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Don't Let the Texas GOP Strip Women of Their Voting Rights!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: voting rights, laws, lies, politics, ethics, republicans, news, usa, elections )

Cal
- 498 days ago - act.watchdog.net
Starting this November, Texans must show a photo ID with their up-to-date legal name instead of IDs like a birth certificate. That's not a problem for single or married men -- but it leaves a third of Texas women scrambling in a state with just 81 DMVs in
 

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