(WASHINGTON) -- Advocates are taking action across the country as they hope to pressure members of Congress to pass voting rights legislation by Martin Luther King Jr. Day.One of the actions being taken right now is a hunger strike by individuals in different parts... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- As the midterm elections approach later this year, some states and jurisdictions have required voting ballots to be made available in other languages besides English.The Latino population continues to grow in the United States and some counties have mandated that ballots... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Disabled people are disproportionately victims of violent crime and victimization in the United States, according to new data released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics. And the frequency of these crimes is also increasing, according to the data, though activists don't... Read More.
(PIMA COUNTY, Ariz.) -- Ely Ortiz is used to receiving heartbreaking phone calls.But Ortiz, the president of Aguilas del Desierto, or Desert Eagles, a volunteer-run organization that conducts search and rescue missions for migrants who are believed to be missing or dead, still remembers... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- With the vaccination rate for staffers in New York state's long-term care facilities jumping from 70% to 92% following a state mandate last week, nursing home advocates are urging the Biden administration to launch a similar mandate for long-term care facilities... Read More.
(OAKWOOD, Texas) -- As voters across Texas submitted voter registration applications on Monday, Oct. 4, ahead of the Nov. 2 statewide election, 82-year-old Elmira Hicks was left out.The Oakwood, Texas, native hasn't been able to renew her voting license for more than a year... Read More.
(RENO, Nev.) -- Animal advocates are urging Nevada state officials to call off this year's annual bear hunt as wildfires continue to rage across the West.Wildlife advocates say hunting season should be canceled as the wildfire situation is so dire that bears are undergoing... Read More.
(DALLAS) — Marsha Jones, a Texas native, says she has received many desperate calls from women in the state struggling to access abortions and reproductive care.They are often young, alone and afraid, she said.“We're talking about young women who live in some of the... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The most restrictive abortion law in the nation took effect in Texas early Wednesday, effectively barring the procedure across the state, as the U.S. Supreme Court remained silent on an emergency request from women’s health groups to block the measure while... Read More.
Disability advocates and elected officials are calling on the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee to rethink its policies after a Paralympic gold medalist swimmer was denied a request to have a care assistant travel with her to Tokyo due to COVID-19 restrictions.Becca Meyers'... Read More.
(NEW YORK) — Misinformation – false information spread regardless of intent – is rampant across popular social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook.Most speech, whether true or false, is protected under the U.S. legal system.But questions about inaccurate information, spread maliciously or not, and... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Vice President Kamala Harris met with Melanie Campbell, president of the National Coalition of Black Civic Participation, and other Black female activists in the Roosevelt Room on Friday to discuss voting rights.Many of the women who were invited to the meeting participated... Read More.