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Social Action News | Posted 11.03.2016 | Green
Social Action News

This article is cross-posted on The Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act (S. 1214/H.R. 1942), before Congress now, would ...

The Mortgage Industry Needs More, Not Less, Oversight

Bernie Navarro | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics
Bernie Navarro

I have read the recent articles about the Panama Papers with great interest, because the way these shell companies are used has a direct impact on local real estate markets. Although many of these offshore vehicles have a legitimate purpose, a significant number are set up to wash ill-gotten gains from their owners.

Republicans Come Up Short On Effort To Stall Refugee Resettlement

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican bill aimed at making it harder for Syrian and Iraqi refugees to resettle in the U.S. was blocked in the Senate on Wednesday...

How the Federal Budget Package Protects Animals

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 12.18.2016 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

The federal spending omnibus package President Obama signed today represents months of negotiations by the House and Senate. And while some of the loudest and largest passengers on that omnibus include defense spending, tax reform, and homeland security, a number of critical animal causes fortunately found seats as well.

White House Mum On Signing Spending Bill That Throws Refugees Under The Bus

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House has chastised Republicans for trying to make it harder for Syrian and Iraqi refugees to settle in the United States afte...

We We Must Keep Working To End Horse Slaughter

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 11.06.2016 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

Horse slaughter for human consumption is, for the moment, effectively prohibited on U.S. soil. But this prohibition has to be renewed annually in the federal appropriations bill.

John Boehner Says Many People In Prison 'Really Don't Need To Be There'

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 07.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said on Thursday that there were many people in prison "that really don't need to be there," telling...

The Troubling Connection Between Anger Management Problems And Gun Access

Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.09.2015 | Healthy Living

Nearly one in 10 U.S. adults have both a history of impulsive anger and access to a firearm, according to a new study by researchers from Duke, Harvar...

Has the House Judiciary Committee Majority Lost Its Mind?

National Council of La Raza | Posted 05.19.2015 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee showed everybody just how out of touch with reality they are by posting an asinine "press release" that relies on tired misrepresentations about the Obama administration's track record on immigration, wrapped in adorable gifs from your favorite teen movies.

Bernie Goetz "The Subway Gunman" 30 Years Later

Richard Feldman | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
Richard Feldman

Thirty years ago today the inviolate right to self-defense and the battle over firearm civil liberties were joined in one of the unlikeliest of battle zones -- New York City.

Europeans Suspend Horsemeat Imports From Mexico - Huge Blow to North American Slaughter Operations

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 02.07.2015 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The people of the United States do not see horses as a source of food, and despite all the scrutiny and pressure coming to bear on the horse slaughter industry, it has shown itself to be consistently reckless, unsafe and inhumane. There's no redeeming it.

Horse Sense, Not Slaughter

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 07.29.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Horses helped settle the country, and we owe them more than to turn them into chopped patties.

How to Help a Horse

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 06.24.2014 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

This is why ending horse slaughter has been one of our strongest recent campaigns. While the practice is effectively banned in the United States, there's still more we can do to permanently ensure no horses are slaughtered here, or sent overseas for slaughter.

Time to Retire Horse Slaughter for Good

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 03.23.2014 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

Some foreign companies look at beloved American horses and see only two things: profit and food. They want to turn these majestic animals into frozen meat products for Europe and Asia, with no concerns about the unconscionable cost on life, health, the environment, or the integrity of our culture.

'Bipartisan' Task Force Wrong on Deportations

Cesar Vargas | Posted 12.17.2013 | Latino Voices
Cesar Vargas

If President Obama were to halt deportations, it could serve as a model for Congress, and would put pressure on Congress to create a solution that would then displace the President's discretion.

Part-Time New Yorkers Can Now Apply For Handgun Licenses

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 10.16.2013 | New York

Part-time New York residents are now eligible for handgun licenses, the state's highest court ruled Tuesday. The case was brought by Alfred Osterw...

House's 'SAFE' Act Threatens Support for Immigration Reform

Marielena Hincapié | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Marielena Hincapié

True immigration reform cannot be achieved if creating this road comes at the cost of giving up or undermining our most cherished civil rights.

Torching Their Future: House Republicans Try to Kill Immigration Reform

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

As we head into the 2014 midterm elections, mainstream Republicans must decide if they are willing to gamble control of the House of Representatives and a chance at wining a Senate majority in order to please far right extremists.

Immigration Reform Is Alive and Well

National Council of La Raza | Posted 11.16.2013 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

Latino elected officials are leading the charge in calling for the House of Representatives to come together to pass commonsense immigration reform that will boost our economy, establish a 21st-century immigration system, and allow undocumented immigrants to earn their citizenship by continuing the contributions they make to our country.

March on Washington: The Fierce Urgency of Now for Immigration Reform

John McCullough | Posted 10.28.2013 | Religion
John McCullough

This is not the America that Dr. King dreamed of 50 years ago. We in the faith community will not stand to have compassion criminalized.

SAFE Act an Expensive Boondoggle

Alex Nowrasteh | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Alex Nowrasteh

Throwing more money and delegating more powers to an immigration enforcement bureaucracy will be largely ineffective at halting unauthorized immigration, waste scarce taxpayer dollars, and harm American workers and businesses.

Deportations, Violence Against Women, and the GOP

Ryan Campbell | Posted 10.06.2013 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

The Republican Party struggles to reform its image amongst Latinos, immigrants and women. Bills being proposed and pushed nearly exclusively by Republicans which are harmful to victims of domestic or sexual violence, racially discriminatory and increase deportations are not the way to proceed.

There's No Time to Waste on the Failed Policies of the SAFE Act

Paromita Shah | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics
Paromita Shah

As the Senate debates the immigration bill that has been legislated and lauded by both Republicans and Democrats alike, Rep. Trey Gowdy's extreme bill exposes just how out of touch he is with America.

JPMorgan Chase: Break Up the Big Banks Now. Here's How.

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 07.20.2012 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The JPMorgan Chase scandal -- and yes, it is a scandal -- shows us why we need to break up the big banks as quickly as possible.

Republicans Call To Privatize Social Security

The Hill | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics

House Republicans on Friday introduced legislation that would allow workers to partially opt out of Social Security immediately, and fully opt out aft...