Back in March, when the Trump Administration released its preliminary budget document for FY2018 (the so-called “Skinny Budget”), PolicyLink called it “a NIGHTMARE for the entire nation — poor and low-income people, middle-income people, people of color, children, seniors, people | Read more >
Sanctuary cities have won protection – for the time being – from President Trump’s threats to pull federal funding from jurisdictions that do not cooperate with his anti-immigrant agenda. In a major victory for sanctuary cities and the advocates who support them, a federal district | Read more >
Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted (11-9) to send the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the full Senate for a vote. The vote could happen as early as this Thursday.
This nomination is important to the lives of EVERY American as the rulings of the Supreme Court have | Read more >
The preliminary budget released from the White House yesterday is a NIGHTMARE for the entire nation --- poor and low-income people, middle-income people, people of color, children, seniors, people with disabilities and chronic illnesses, working people, those living in rural areas, | Read more >
<p>The Trump Administration’s revised “travel ban” executive order (a.k.a., the “Muslim ban”) was scheduled to go into effect today. Yesterday and early this morning, federal district courts in Hawaii and Maryland blocked the order’s implementation, on a nationwide | Read more >
Annually, the federal government returns upwards of $640 billion directly back to households to help increase financial security through the tax code. Of that, nearly 80 percent goes back to households who are already wealthy. Current tax reform proposals aim to increase the amount | Read more >
AN OPEN LETTER TO THE UNITED STATES SENATE
Civil and Human Rights Organizations Oppose Confirmation of Jeff Sessions
On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of more than 200 national organizations committed to promote and protect the civil and | Read more >
Supreme Court Rulings Uphold Affirmative Action, Deal Blow to Immigration Reform and Fourth Amendment Rights
Today, President Barack Obama nominated Merrick B. Garland to be the 113th justice of the United States Supreme Court. By all accounts, Mr. Garland is an outstanding candidate. He had a stellar career as a lawyer, both in the public and private sectors, and serves as the Chief | Read more >
It is often said that every budget is a statement of values — a reflection of the hard choices necessary when directing limited resources. President Obama’s 2017 budget, released last week, reflects his commitment to building opportunity for all Americans and his understanding of | Read more >
With almost 29 million Americans without access to healthy foods, the Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) is desperately needed to bring jobs and investment and improve health in low-income urban and rural communities.
Since 2011, over $169 million has been awarded through the | Read more >
Early this July, six local transportation organizations from across the country gathered in D.C. for the Transportation Equity Caucus (TEC) first national equity convening — a two-day event of trainings, story-sharing, strategizing, and Hill visits with key transportation | Read more >
Today is an exciting day for equity advocates throughout the nation. In landmark decisions, the Supreme Court voted to uphold critical aspects of two of the most important civil rights laws on the books — the Fair Housing Act of 1968 and the Affordable Care Act of 2010.
In a | Read more >