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07/19/2017 | Published by: Next City
07/19/2017

Why Rising Police Budgets Aren’t Making Cities Safer

Why Rising Police Budgets Aren’t Making Cities Safer

Minneapolis, the city where Philando Castile was killed by a police officer while being profiled and stopped in his car for the 49th time, spends 36 percent of its general fund budget on policing...

07/19/2017 | Next City | Racial Justice

Groups launch 'people's filibuster' against GOP health bill

More than a dozen groups opposing the Senate GOP's healthcare bill will hold a "people's filibuster" for two days on the lawn of the Capitol. 

Activists and Democratic lawmakers will speak...

07/17/2017 | Civic Engagement
07/17/2017 | Published by: Minneapolis Star Tribune
07/17/2017

Mpls. City Council members urge JPMorgan Chase to cut Trump ties

Mpls. City Council members urge JPMorgan Chase to cut Trump ties

The three council members also want the corporation to divest from private prisons and immigration detention centers.

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07/17/2017 | Minneapolis Star Tribune | Civic Engagement
07/17/2017 | Published by: The Intercept
07/17/2017

The incredible story of how “civil rights plus full employment equals freedom"

The incredible story of how “civil rights plus full employment equals freedom"

Washington, D.C.'s think tanks produce a tsunami of studies, reports and manifestos. Most of it has a readership that, outside of wonks and reporters, could be counted on the fingers of one hand...

07/17/2017 | The Intercept | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up
07/17/2017 | Published by: The Huffington Post
07/17/2017

It’s Time to Reimagine Safety and Security in Our Communities

It’s Time to Reimagine Safety and Security in Our Communities

The over-policing and mass criminalization of Black and brown people is the moral crisis of our time.

The United States has the world’s largest incarcerated population with approximately 2....

07/17/2017 | The Huffington Post | Racial Justice

Demonstrators from Arizona chant, "Kill the bill or lose your job" while sitting on the floor outside the offices of Republican Senator Jeff Flake during a protest against health-care reform legislation

Demonstrators from Arizona chant, "Kill the bill or lose your job" while sitting on the floor outside the offices of Republican Senator Jeff Flake during a protest against health-care reform...

07/14/2017 | The Atlantic | Civic Engagement
07/14/2017 | Published by: CityLab
07/14/2017

The Price of Defunding the Police

The Price of Defunding the Police

A new report fleshes out the controversial demand to cut police department budgets and reallocate those funds into healthcare, housing, jobs, and schools. Will that make communities of color safer...

07/14/2017 | CityLab | Racial Justice
07/13/2017 | Published by: Sojourners
07/13/2017

Low-Income Tenants Fight for Affordable Housing, Protest Proposed Trump Cuts

Low-Income Tenants Fight for Affordable Housing, Protest Proposed Trump Cuts

WASHINGTON – More than 700 people from 16 states rallied Wednesday at a Capitol Hill church to oppose the Trump administration’s proposed $6.2 billion cut to federal housing programs.

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07/13/2017 | Sojourners | Advocating for Housing Justice
07/13/2017 | Published by: ourfuture.org
07/13/2017

Tenants March to Stop Giveaways to Wall Street Landlords

Tenants March to Stop Giveaways to Wall Street Landlords

“When I moved into our manufactured housing community in North Fort Myers, it was a beautiful, peaceful place,” Mathers told the crowd of around 1,000 activists who’d converged on the city for a...

07/13/2017 | ourfuture.org | Advocating for Housing Justice
07/12/2017 | Published by: thebody.com
07/12/2017

Why I Let D.C. Cops Drag My Body out of the Capitol

Why I Let D.C. Cops Drag My Body out of the Capitol

"Why don't you spend more money on health care instead of ugly, fake Colonial furniture for Senate offices!"

That's just one of the things I remember yelling on Thursday, July 10, as I sat...

07/12/2017 | thebody.com | Advocating for Housing Justice

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