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  • Op-Ed
    Yes, Voting Does Work
    February 2, 2023 12:18 pm | By Svante Myrick

    Yes, Voting Does Work

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. As I’m writing this, 29-year-old Tyre Nichols has just been laid to rest. The pain and heartbreak we feel over the needless killing of this beloved and loving young man, son and father…

  • News and Analysis
    More Questions About Supreme Court Ethics
    February 1, 2023 4:33 pm | By Paul Gordon

    More Questions About Supreme Court Ethics

    There are more headlines highlighting the freewheeling approach to judicial ethics taken by some Supreme Court justices. This latest revelation involves the question of whether Chief Justice John Roberts should be recusing himself from cases where a party is represented…

  • Op-Ed
    Private Acts, Public Shaming: Decoding the Far Right’s Attack on Who Can Access Bathrooms
    January 27, 2023 5:25 pm | By Svante Myrick

    Private Acts, Public Shaming: Decoding the Far Right’s Attack on Who Can Access Bathrooms

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. Over the past few years, we’ve all become painfully aware of the Far Right’s attacks on trans people, often centered around the right to use the restroom. So-called “bathroom bills” have popped up…

  • Op-Ed
    What’s an Eruv – and What Can It Teach Us?
    January 19, 2023 5:08 pm | By Svante Myrick

    What’s an Eruv – and What Can It Teach Us?

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. If you’ve been watching news or social media recently, it’s hard to miss a disturbing trend in American culture. It seems like antisemitism is back in a very public way – and not…

  • As Supreme Court Considers Redistricting and the Voting Rights Act, it Should Review Important Biden Judge Decision Upholding Voting Rights
    January 18, 2023 9:33 am | By Elliot Mincberg

    As Supreme Court Considers Redistricting and the Voting Rights Act, it Should Review Important Biden Judge Decision Upholding Voting Rights

    The Supreme Court will decide later this year an important case concerning the use of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) to challenge racially discriminatory redistricting plans. The Court would do well to consider a decision on that subject by Judge…

  • People For in Action
    How Young People Can Carry on Dr. King’s Legacy with Yolanda Renee King
    January 16, 2023 12:19 pm | By Svante Myrick

    How Young People Can Carry on Dr. King’s Legacy with Yolanda Renee King

    As we celebrate Martin Luther King Day this year, People For President Svante Myrick sat down with Dr. King's only granddaughter, Yolanda Renee King, to talk about the power young people like her have to carry on Dr. King's work…

  • Biden Judge Dismisses Challenge to Affirmative Action Program to Promote Job Diversity
    January 13, 2023 8:33 am | By Elliot Mincberg

    Biden Judge Dismisses Challenge to Affirmative Action Program to Promote Job Diversity

    Judge Jennifer Rochon, nominated by President Biden to the Southern District of New York, threw out a lawsuit brought by a right-wing organization that tried to invalidate a fellowship program by Pfizer that uses affirmative action to promote employment diversity.…

  • Op-Ed
    A Magic Made by Many
    January 12, 2023 10:35 am | By Svante Myrick

    A Magic Made by Many

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. For many of us, the Martin Luther King holiday every year brings memories of Dr. King’s great speeches and the incredible power of his words. Dr. King was a master orator who gave…

  • News and Analysis
    Biden Judge Green-Lights Citizens’ Lawsuit Concerning Harmful Mining
    January 11, 2023 9:01 am | By Elliot Mincberg

    Biden Judge Green-Lights Citizens’ Lawsuit Concerning Harmful Mining

    Judge Charlotte Sweeney, nominated by President Biden to the District of Colorado, ruled that a citizens’ group and a county can proceed with their claims that a federal agency has improperly delayed taking action against limestone mining that they claim…

  • News and Analysis
    Biden Judge Upholds Important Federal Gun Safety Law
    January 9, 2023 10:45 am | By Elliot Mincberg

    Biden Judge Upholds Important Federal Gun Safety Law

    Judge Regina Rodriguez, nominated by President Biden to the District of Colorado, upheld the federal law that prohibits those convicted of a felony from possessing firearms. Specifically, she rejected a motion to dismiss an indictment under the long-standing federal law…

  • Op-Ed
    Get Ready, Congress: Here Comes Gen Z
    January 5, 2023 12:22 pm | By Svante Myrick

    Get Ready, Congress: Here Comes Gen Z

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. When 25-year-old Maxwell Frost of Florida takes his seat in the U.S House this month, he will be the nation’s first Gen Z member of Congress. That -- in and of itself --…

  • News and Analysis
    Biden Judge Rejects Motion to Dismiss and Allows Race Discrimination Claim to Proceed
    January 3, 2023 3:45 pm | By Elliot Mincberg

    Biden Judge Rejects Motion to Dismiss and Allows Race Discrimination Claim to Proceed

    Judge Sarah Geraghty, nominated by President Biden to the Northern District of Georgia, rejected state officials’ attempts to dismiss a race discrimination claim brought by a Black former graduate student at the University of Georgia. Instead, Arebe Taylor will have…

  • News and Analysis
    Huge Strides For Our Courts, With More to Come
    December 22, 2022 4:00 pm | By Paul Gordon

    Huge Strides For Our Courts, With More to Come

    Senators can be proud of the work they have done these past two years to repair our federal courts. President Biden’s judicial nominees have been confirmed at the second fastest pace we’ve seen in a quarter century. At the circuit…

  • News and Analysis
    Biden Judge Stops Enforcement of Overbroad State Law Restricting Non-Partisan Election Activity
    December 19, 2022 11:52 am | By Elliot Mincberg

    Biden Judge Stops Enforcement of Overbroad State Law Restricting Non-Partisan Election Activity

    Judge Victoria Calvert, nominated by President Biden as a district judge in the Northern District of Georgia, issued a preliminary injunction to halt Georgia’s enforcement of a restrictive election law against non-partisan groups that do not have the major purpose…

  • Op-Ed
    Somebody Feed Us More “Somebody Feed Phil”
    December 16, 2022 4:17 pm | By Svante Myrick

    Somebody Feed Us More “Somebody Feed Phil”

    Who knew that we needed to watch the writer of “Everybody Loves Raymond” eat his way around the globe? If you haven't seen the hit Netflix show, then perhaps you haven’t met goofy, sometimes-corny, but always endearing comedy writer Phil Rosenthal.…

  • Op-Ed
    Far-Right School Board Candidates: “We’ll Be Back”
    December 14, 2022 4:12 pm | By Ben Jealous

    Far-Right School Board Candidates: “We’ll Be Back”

    Back in August, I wrote that getting “back-to-school” this year would also mean getting back to fighting far-right attacks on education.  The threats included a rising number of efforts to ban books, and the Right’s efforts to take over local…

  • Op-Ed
    Sen. Warnock’s Victory Is a Win for Georgia and America
    December 8, 2022 1:51 pm | By Ben Jealous

    Sen. Warnock’s Victory Is a Win for Georgia and America

    If you haven’t watched Sen. Raphael Warnock’s speech on the night of his reelection in Georgia on December 6, stop everything you’re doing, and watch it now. Then tell your kids to watch it. And your neighbors.    What you’ll…

  • Op-Ed
    Celebrating Progressive District Attorneys and Their Contributions to Public Safety Reform 
    December 6, 2022 6:12 pm | By Svante Myrick

    Celebrating Progressive District Attorneys and Their Contributions to Public Safety Reform 

    The progressive movement is not always the best at celebrating our wins, or repeating winning tactics. Compared to the Far Right, who can’t seem to get enough of hammering home the same topics over and over ad nauseum, we sometimes…

  • News and Analysis
    Will the Right-Wing Majority Turn the First Amendment into a License to Discriminate?
    December 6, 2022 2:17 pm | By Elliot Mincberg

    Will the Right-Wing Majority Turn the First Amendment into a License to Discriminate?

    On December 5, the Supreme Court heard argument in 303 Creative LLC v Elenis. Brought by the far right Alliance Defending Freddom (ADF), the case seeks to create an exemption from a state public accommodations law for a web designer…

  • News and Analysis
    The Supreme Court Considers a Dangerous Far-Right Power Grab That Threatens Us All
    December 5, 2022 3:43 pm | By Paul Gordon

    The Supreme Court Considers a Dangerous Far-Right Power Grab That Threatens Us All

    Can far-right state legislatures rig presidential and congressional elections in violation of their own state constitutions? The conservative justices on the Supreme Court may let them do just that in a case being heard December 7.  It’s called Moore v.…