Simplifying the Tax Code, or Simply Trickle-Down Economics?

Posted at https://www.chn.org/2017/11/30/17512/#.WiA0t1WnEdU By CHN November 30, 2017 Editor’s note: The following article, reported by Kalena Thomhave, appears today in the American Prospect. It reinforces many of our own arguments against the GOP tax proposals. Senate Republicans may try to quickly move their … Continued

Persistent Racial Disparity in Federal Sentencing

From the Sentencing Project (http://www.sentencingproject.org): Federal courts imposed prison sentences on black men that were 19% longer than those imposed on similarly situated white men between 2011 and 2016, reports the United States Sentencing Commission (USSC). In addition, federal prison … Continued

Report: Oil, Gas Pollution has Outsized Impact on African-Americans in PA

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-11-30/environmental-justice/report-oil-gas-pollution-has-outsized-impact-on-african-americans-in-pa/a60477-1 November 30, 2017 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window Nationally more than 1 million African-Americans live within half a mile of existing natural gas facilities. (dbchandler/Pixabay) PHILADELPHIA – A new report … Continued

Tell Congress: Improve Healthy Food Access, Sponsor the Local FARMS Act

From the Union of Concerned Scientists (http://www.ucsusa.org): Every five years, the Farm Bill—a massive legislative package that shapes our food choices and how farmers grow our food—comes up for renewal. That means that every five years, UCS supporters like you … Continued

Call Today: Tell Congress to Pass a Clean DREAM Act by December 31

From the Interfaith Immigration Coalition (http://www.interfaithimmigration.org): President Trump is meeting with congressional leadership to discuss legislative priorities. It is critical our Senators and Representatives hear their constituents call on Congress to prioritize dreamers and pass the Dream Act by year’s … Continued

Tell Congress That You Stand with Haitian Temporary Protected Status Holders

From the Interfaith Immigration Coalition (http://www.interfaithimmigration.org): Last night, the administration terminated the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Haiti, effective July 22, 2019. This decision illustrates the administration’s prioritization of anti-immigrant sentiment over an honest assessment of in-country conditions. It also … Continued