Obama To Get Human Rights Award

Former President Obama has been named a Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope laureate. The award honors global leaders for “their exceptional work toward a more just and peaceful world.” Along with Obama, Discovery President and CEO David Zaslav, Humana CEO Bruce Broussard…

Biden Foundation launches family acceptance campaign for LGBTQ youth

The Biden Foundation, a nonprofit human rights group for which Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill are honorary co-chairs, launched a new campaign this week to improve the lives of LGBTQ youth. Called “As You Are,” the campaign, launched Tuesday, will combine storytelling…

Civil rights leaders want prosecutor fired after racist posts about Maxine Waters, Michelle Obama

On Wednesday, an array of national civil rights activists called for the firing of a prosecutor in California’s San Bernardino County, weeks after it came to light that the district attorney’s fffice had, in June, launched an investigation into numerous racist social media posts published by…

Native American leaders tell Senate to act to protect their voting rights

WASHINGTON, D.C. — During a Senate roundtable Tuesday on “Voting Rights, Access, and Barriers in Indian Country,” North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) turned to the tribal leaders and voting advocates and asked a question they were all thinking. “Why should we have to sue every…

Legal groups intervene in Republican’s lawsuit over counting undocumented in census

A coalition led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Democracy Forward filed a motion on Tuesday to intervene in a lawsuit brought by Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), who decided to sue the U.S. Bureau of the Census for counting undocumented immigrants in the…

Trump-appointed judge rules family planning program can prioritize abstinence over contraception

A federal judge decided against reproductive rights groups that sought to block the Trump administration’s latest efforts to undermine the federal Title X family planning program, ruling in favor of prioritizing abstinence and natural family planning methods over contraception. In May, three Planned Parenthood affiliates…

If Kavanaugh is confirmed, you can kiss the right to vote goodbye

Chief Justice John Roberts has a plan to neuter the Voting Rights Act. All of it. He’s held onto this plan for nearly forty years, waiting for the day when he could deploy it. That day is nearly upon us. If the Senate confirms Supreme…

Oops: Israel Arming Neo-Nazís

A group of more than 40 human rights activists have filed a petition with the High Court of Justice, demanding the cessation of Israeli arms exports to Ukraine. They argue that these weapons serve forces that openly espouse a neo-Nazi ideology and cite evidence that…

Voices of the June 30 protests: Stop Trump persecution of immigrants!

Hundreds of thousands turned out Saturday in demonstrations across the United States to defend the rights of immigrants and asylum seekers. Below we publish interviews with protesters from Chicago, Boston, Pittsburgh and other cities. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Author:

Caller Disturbed by Trump Pulling Out of UN Human Rights Council

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