Charlottesville Reminds Us of the Courage It Takes to Stand Against Racism

Posted at Author: Martha McCoy, Executive Director, Everyday Democracy August 15, 2017 (Photo credit: Phil Roeder) The horrific events that took place in Charlottesville this past weekend underscore the role racism has played, and continues to play, in the history of … Continued

Sessions Emerges as Forceful Figure in Condemning Charlottesville Violence

New York Times By CHARLIE SAVAGE and REBECCA R. RUIZ AUG. 14, 2017 WASHINGTON — When Attorney General Jeff Sessions denounced the violence in Charlottesville, Va., as an “evil” act of domestic terrorism on Monday, he was in some ways an unlikely figure … Continued

Sign Open Letter to Media: Call the Hate Groups What They Are

From Moms Rising ( This weekend, we watched in horror as white supremacists and Nazis marched through the streets of Charlottesville, VA, inciting violence that caused the death of at least one peaceful anti-racism demonstrator. There’s no question that the … Continued

Federal Agencies Warned of White Supremacist Threat in May

Posted at Published on Monday, August 14, 2017 by Common Dreams A memo by the FBI and DHS said white supremacist groups pose a bigger threat to the U.S. than other extremist organizations By Julia Conley, staff writer White … Continued

DOJ Claims Civil Rights Law Doesn’t Apply to Gay Workers

Posted at July 28, 2017 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window Under U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Justice Department argues the Civil Rights Act doesn’t cover sexual orientation. (U.S. Customs and Border … Continued

The Gathering Offers Podcasts on Important Political/Theological Issues

From Repairers of the Breach ( The Moral Movement is continuing to grow and build power through fusion politics in North Carolina and across the country. Now, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, president and senior lecturer of Repairers of … Continued

PA Fairness Act for Nondiscrimination Introduced—Tell Your Legislators Why It’s Important

From Equality PA ( Big news! Today Rep. Dan Frankel (D) introduced the PA Fairness Act (HB-1410), comprehensive nondiscrimination legislation. The Senate bill, SB-613, was introduced recently by Senators Pat Browne (R) and Sen. Larry Farnese (D). Email your legislators … Continued

Money Matters in Education Justice

From the Education Law Center ( The Pennsylvania Constitution guarantees that children across the state have access to a “thorough and efficient” system of public education, one that enables them to meet comprehensive state academic standards and graduation requirements. Despite this … Continued

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