The US Supreme Court Blocks the Trump Administration’s Attempt to End the DACA Program; Dreamers are Here to Stay

June 22, 2020 Last Thursday, the Supreme Court of the United States delivered a 5-4 ruling blocking the Trump administration’s attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, an Obama-era program shielding undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children from deportation. This ruling provides hundreds of thousands of DACA recipients Read more …

Do The Math: Trump Has Added More Right-Wing Judges To The Courts Than Any Other President

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell made a devil’s bargain to stack the federal judiciary with ultra-conservative judges, cementing opposition to women’s rights, workers’ rights, immigrant rights, LGBTQ freedoms and environmental protections for generations to come.  The U.S. Senate has confirmed 196 judges nominated by President Trump, including two associate justices of the Supreme Court, Read more …

High Court Tackles Trump-Set Barriers to Free Contraception

• The National Organization for Women said in a statement Wednesday that religious views do not excuse bigotry against half the population. Covered contraception is more than a theory: Tens of millions of women cannot afford birth control unsubsidized, according to the group’s research. “What’s more, unintended pregnancy is deadly,” the women’s group said. “It is closely correlated with infant mortality, maternal mortality and increased risk of domestic violence homicide.”

Trump Uses Religion to Excuse Discrimination

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Trump Administration is shredding every Obama-era equal rights protection it can find—but they’re especially fierce when it comes to promoting evangelical extremism. Our democracy depends on a secular government that doesn’t elevate any single religion, maintains the separation between church and state and protects our freedom from religious-based oppression and discrimination.  New rules advanced Read more …

Donald Trump and Bill Barr Distort the Law—Again

WASHINGTON, D.C. — It’s no surprise that President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr would unleash the full force of the Department of Justice to thwart ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).  In a newly released legal opinion, the Office of Legal Counsel asserts that the 1979 deadline for passage “has expired and is no longer pending before the States.”  Read more …

Rally with NOW and RAICES to Stop Trump Administration’s Abuse

PHOENIX, Ariz. – White House Senior Adviser Stephen Miller, a key architect of President Trump’s inhumane immigration policies, is making headlines as leaked emails show he allegedly circulated material linked to white nationalism. This is the man who has promoted some of Trump’s most hard-line actions, including locking away immigrant women and girls in inhumane and immoral Read more …

Trump’s Court-Packing Plan Must Fail

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Donald Trump’s nomination of anti-abortion lawyer Sarah Pitlyk to a federal judgeship in St. Louis is another brick in his judicial wall around abortion.  He is packing the federal bench with young, ultraconservative zealots who are committed to weakening or reversing abortion rights.  Now, Donald Trump wants to elevate that twisted reasoning to the federal bench.  Read more …

Trump’s Racist Tweets Prompt Foundations to Speak Out

But Toni Van Pelt, president of the National Organization for Women, didn’t shy away from coming out swinging and naming names. “Donald Trump’s racist attacks on Rep. Elijah Cummings and his hateful comments about Baltimore reveal his craven political agenda of stoking racial fear and division to win re-election,” Van Pelt said. “Our supporters know Read more …