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Senate proposes bipartisan plan for immigration

TweetLaunching a ramped up effort to prioritize immigration reform under the Obama administration–8 Senators (4 Republican and 4 Democrat) have proposed bipartisan plan to reform immigration law in this country. After four years of disastrous immigration law enforcement and border patrolling splitting up thousands of families, leaving children orphaned and subjecting undocumented immigrants to a slue of [...]
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Proposed legislation in New Mexico would imprison rape victims if they get an abortion

TweetFrom the “we can’t make this shit up” files comes a new scary piece of proposed legislation from New Mexico State Rep. Cathrynn Brown. If passed, HB 206, would force women who were enduring rape trials to carry their pregnancies to term. The justification? An abortion would be “tampering with evidence.” As Think Progress notes, reporting [...]
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Vote for strong families

Tweet Strong Families, an initiative to raise awareness and change policy around poverty as it impacts all of us, is running an election day campaign to increase voter turn-out. Using art and a nifty tool that allows you to upload a picture of yourself with a frame that says, “vote for us,” they are bringing attention to [...]
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Arizona passes uterus-bogglingly bad abortion ban

TweetYesterday, the Arizona House passed a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks. It now heads to the desk of Governor Jan Brewer. Brewer has five days to veto it, or else it will become law. According to the Arizona Republic: The bill would make numerous changes to abortion laws, including banning abortions after [...]
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Rep. Gwen Moore on VAWA, shares experience of sexual assault

Tweet**Trigger warning** The House has been hearing testimony and discussing reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).  In perhaps one of the most powerful moments during the floor speeches, on Wednesday, Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI.) spoke about her personal story of being sexually assaulted during her childhood and raped as a young woman. Rep [...]
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