The international far-right has a new target: Gender and identity

For years, the World Congress of Families (WCF) focused its collective efforts on one policy area: blocking rights for same-sex couples, and preventing same-sex marriage in particular. Now, however, it seems WCF, a joint Russian-American project, may be shifting its sights and rallying far-right Christian conservatives to…

How gender and identity are becoming the next frontier uniting the international far-right

For years, the World Congress of Families (WCF) focused its collective efforts on one policy area: blocking rights for same-sex couples, and preventing same-sex marriage in particular. Now, however, it seems WCF, a joint Russian-American project, may be shifting its sights and rallying far-right Christian conservatives to…

Fast Facts: Economic Security for Women and Families in New Mexico

In order for New Mexico’s women and families to be self-sufficient and lead healthy, empowered lives, lawmakers must work to advance economic security by prioritizing policies that will ensure economic equality and reproductive health care access for all. Women need policies that reflect their roles…

Fast Facts: Economic Security for Women and Families in Nevada

Lawmakers in Nevada must pave the way to economic security for women and families by ensuring that state policies guarantee economic equality and reproductive health care access for all women. Policies that, for example, provide paid sick leave and increase the minimum wage would ensure…

Is America’s Religious Right turning its back on Russia?

Ever since its inception in the mid-1990s, the World Congress of Families (WCF) has worked to bring Russia and America’s Religious Right together. The project has served many roles over the years: policy shop, networking opportunity, geopolitical tool, and platform for prominent Russians to connect with…

Trump administration wants more space to detain immigrant children

Over 400 migrant children remain separated from their families months after President Donald Trump announced that he was ending his policy that separated parents from their children at the border. Kids who were forcibly taken from their parents have reportedly attempted suicide and told officials…

Some immigrant children detained for months in Chicago shelters, according to recent report

At least 99 immigrant children separated from their families and sent to detention facilities in Chicago are dealing with the long-term consequences of the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy, according to a recent investigative report by ProPublica. The report, which cites a number of confidential records…

Migrant families file lawsuit over emotional trauma from Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy

Migrant families separated at the US-Mexican border under President Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy have suffered “life-altering” emotional trauma, according to a lawsuit demanding that the government provide counseling for those affected. The federal class action lawsuit was filed last week by families torn asunder at…

Union Membership Narrows the Racial Wealth Gap for Families of Color

Wealth is critical to families’ immediate and long-term economic well-being. It helps families pay their bills if their income drops due to unforeseen events such as a layoff or medical emergency. It also allows them to invest in their future by sending their children to…