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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Women of Color for Progress

‘Women Of Color For Progress’ Eye Elected Office

A group of female political activists have launched a new advocacy body to help elect women of color (WOC) to New York public offices. ‘Women of Color for Progress’ (WOC4Progress) is led by 10 women involved in city government and community [...]

March 8, 2017 News, Women
Pro-Trump protester

Pro- and Anti-Trump Protesters Face Off At Trump Tower

A pro-Donald Trump rally clashed with  anti-Trump protesters in New York this weekend amid rumors that President Donald Trump would be returning to New York. Trump was a no-show, but that didn’t stop the March 4 Trump rally that gathered [...]

March 7, 2017 Human Rights, LGBTQ, News
Melissa Mark-Viverito

City Speaker Defends New York City Sanctuary Status

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito argued that immigrants have had a net positive effect on New York at a talk on sanctuary cities at the Tenement Museum in the Lower East Side this week. “Here we are in [...]

March 3, 2017 Immigration, News
Senator Roberts

Midwest Report: Kansan Senators Flee Anti-Trump Protesters

On any given Tuesday, you’ll find as many as 150 Kansans populating the suburban sidewalk that surrounds Senator Pat Roberts’ Overland Park district office.  According to Paffi Flood of Indivisible KC, the group is composed of “a mix of suburban [...]

March 2, 2017 Grassroots, News
Transgender rights protest

The Allyship Between The LBGTQ Community Is A Blueprint For The Left

The lesbian, gay and bisexual community has often been bundled together with the transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) community, despite the fact that sexual orientation and gender identity are different issues. Now their intertwined history of fighting for basic human rights, and [...]

March 1, 2017 LGBTQ, News