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CAIR-SFBA: Civil Liberties Groups Celebrate Oakland City Council’s Decision to Ban Predictive Policing and Biometric Surveillance Technology

(SANTA CLARA, CA, 1/14/2020) – The San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) and other civil liberties groups, including Secure Justice, Justice Teams Network, and more, today welcomed the Oakland City Council unanimously adopting a …

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NARAL Pro-Choice America Responds to Supreme Court’s Decision to Reinstate Restriction on Medication Abortion Care During Pandemic

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 12, 2021Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org Washington, DC — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) restriction forcing people to travel to a hospital, clinic, or medical office to access medication abortion …

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Press Release: Appeals Court Affirms Ruling Blocking President Trump from Giving States and Localities Ability to Stop Refugee Resettlement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                     January 8, 2021CONTACTHenrike Dessaules, IRAP, hdessaules@refugeerights.org, 516-838-1269Christopher Plummer, Church World Service, media@cwsglobal.org Sharon Samber, HIAS, hias@westendstrategy.com Timothy Young, LIRS, tyoung@lirs.org, 443-257-6310 APPEALS COURT AFFIRMS RULING BLOCKING PRESIDENT TRUMP FROM GIVING STATES AND LOCALITIES ABILITY TO STOP REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT …

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NARAL Pro-Choice America Calls for Trump’s Removal and Expulsion of Congressional Republicans Who Incited Violence and Treason

For Immediate Release: Thursday, January 7, 2021 Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org Washington, DC —  After yesterday’s heinous attack on the U.S. Capitol by a mob of violent pro-Trump white supremacists hell-bent on overturning the results of the 2020 presidential election, NARAL Pro-Choice …

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NARAL Responds to President-Elect Biden’s Selection of Merrick Garland as Attorney General

For Immediate Release: Thursday, January 7, 2021 Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org Washington, DC — Today, President-elect Joe Biden announced his plans to nominate Judge Merrick Garland as United States Attorney General and leader of the United States Department of Justice. Biden also announced …

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NDLON CALLS ON ANNOUNCED LABOR SECRETARY NOMINEE MAYOR WALSH TO REIMAGINE AND REBUILD LABOR DEPARTMENT

Multiple Cities – In response to the Biden transition team announcing Marty Walsh as the nominee for US Labor Secretary, the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) issued the following statements: “At this moment, work- and the exercise of rights …

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NARAL Pro-Choice America Congratulates Jon Ossoff on His Historic Victory in Georgia’s U.S. Senate Runoff Election

For Immediate Release: Thursday, January 7, 2021 Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org Georgia — On Tuesday, voters in Georgia turned out in record numbers to elect NARAL-endorsed candidate Jon Ossoff, as well as Reverend Raphael Warnock, to the U.S. Senate. Ossoff’s victory over …

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NATIONAL LGBTQ TASK FORCE, NATIONAL LGBTQ TASK FORCE ACTION FUND CALL FOR “IMMEDIATE REMOVAL” OF PRESIDENT TRUMP BY USE OF THE 25TH AMENDMENT

(WASHINGTON, DC, JANUARY 6, 2021) STATEMENT BY REA CAREY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NATIONAL LGBTQ TASK FORCE AND NATIONAL LGBTQ TASK FORCE ACTION FUND: “Donald Trump has been, continues to be, and will remain a threat to democracy, the U.S. Constitution, and human …

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NHCOA llevará a cabo un foro virtual para abordar preguntas e inquietudes sobre las vacunas contra el COVID-19

Para publicación inmediata: 01/07/2021 Contacto: Christine Perez Compañia: National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA) Teléfono: 202-347-9733 Correo: events@nhcoa.org Web: www.nhcoa.org Twitter, Facebook, Instagram: @NHCOA Washington, D.C. – El Consejo Nacional Hispano del Adulto Mayor (NHCOA) continúa desarrollando formas innovadoras de …

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NLG Condemns Attempt by Fascist Mob Incited by Trump to Overturn Election, Complicity by Law Enforcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: communications@nlg.org The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) opposes today’s attempt to overturn the election, led by Trump loyalists and right-wing operatives in Washington, DC, in the strongest terms possible. Following a rally by Trump where he continued …

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NARAL Pro-Choice America Responds to Violence and Attempts to Thwart Democracy by Pro-Trump Insurrectionists in Washington, DC

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, January 6, 2021 Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org Washington, DC —  NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue released the following statement in response to pro-Trump insurrectionists storming the U.S. Capitol and waging violence in the Nation’s Capital: “Today’s events …

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Islamic Relief USA Awards $100,000 for Infrastructure Improvements in Bangladesh

Alexandria, Va.  – Islamic Relief USA, a nonprofit humanitarian and advocacy organization, has awarded $100,000 for various road repairs, bridge improvement and other infrastructure enhancement projects in Bangladesh that will help reduce disaster risk posed by cyclones. Rural roads, construction of local …

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NARAL Pro-Choice America Celebrates Reverend Raphael Warnock’s Historic Victory in Georgia’s U.S. Senate Special Election Runoff

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, January 6, 2021Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org Georgia — Voters in Georgia made history yesterday, turning out in record numbers to elect NARAL-endorsed candidate Reverend Raphael Warnock to the U.S. Senate. In unseating anti-choice, anti-freedom Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler, …

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CAIR Condemns Racist, Anti-Semitic Neo-Nazi Vandalism of Tennessee Family’s Home

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/5/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today condemned racist, anti-Semitic neo-Nazi vandalism targeting a home in Tennessee. Spring Hill, Tenn., police arrested a man suspected of spray-painting the N-word and a Nazi swastika on the garage door …

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TASK FORCE NAMES TIFFANY TRAN SENIOR LEGISLATIVE MANAGER, CATHY RENNA ASSUMES ROLE OF COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR AFTER SERVING AS INTERIM

(January 4, 2021, Washington, DC) The National LGBTQ Task Force today announced the appointment of Tiffany Tran as Senior Legislative Manager and Cathy Renna transitioning to Communications Director after serving as interim director since May. Tiffany Tran joins the National …

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The Bail Project and the Washtenaw County Public Defender Partner to Expand Pretrial Support Under ‘No Cash Bail’ Model

DETROIT —  The Washtenaw County Office of Public Defender and the national nonprofit The Bail Project have partnered to expand the nonprofit’s model of pretrial support and make it available to all  Washtenaw County residents awaiting trial.  The announcement comes …

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CAIR-Sacramento Valley Condemns Reported Distribution of KKK Flyers in Northern California Town

(SACRAMENTO, CA, 1/1/21) – The Sacramento Valley office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV) today condemned the reported distribution of Ku Klux Klan flyers in Tulelake. READ: Tulelake residents find Ku Klux Klan flyers on doorsteps (Herald and News) https://www.heraldandnews.com/news/local_news/tulelake-residents-find-ku-klux-klan-flyers-on-doorsteps/article_2fd6a3f5-8f6f-5943-9029-363829082f06.html READ: Police: Ku …

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NARAL Pro-Choice America Celebrates Passage of Abortion Access Provisions in Massachusetts

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, December 29, 2020 Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org; jon@prochoicemass.org Massachusetts—Today, the Massachusetts state legislature overrode Republican Governor Charlie Baker’s veto in order to enact legislation that removes critical barriers to accessing abortion care in Massachusetts. This legislation includes key …

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Hunger Free Vermont and Vermont Foodbank Celebrate Support for People Facing Hunger in Latest COVID-19 Relief Bill

After many starts and stops, Congress has passed a COVID-19 relief bill before wrapping up for the year. Anti-hunger advocates across the country, including Hunger Free Vermont and the Vermont Foodbank, are celebrating this bill’s inclusion of critical funding support …

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Pandemic stimulus a necessary stopgap, but more work needs to be done for a just recovery

Yesterday, Congress passed a long-overdue stimulus package. The $900 billion package will provide billions in rental assistance, extend the eviction moratorium and supplement state unemployment programs with continued Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. It also allows for a second round of forgivable …

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Action Alert: Go Online Saturday, Dec. 19 for CAIR’s Annual Gala, ‘American Muslim of the Year,” Community Service Award Presentations

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/18/2020) – Go online Saturday, December 19 (6 – 8 p.m. ET) to watch CAIR’s virtual 26th annual gala, “Meet the Moment: Heal Our Nation, Champion Justice” featuring inspiring community leaders Linda Sarsour, Imam Zaid Shakir and Dr. Altaf Husain, …

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