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Infrastructure Proposal Includes $5 Billion For Violence Prevention Programs

President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure initiative, the “American Jobs Plan,” includes a $5 billion investment towards community-based violence prevention programs. “The crisis on gun violence has destroyed Black and Brown communities for decades. Our pain, our trauma and our lives have been lost for too long without action,” the Community …

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Texas Senate Moves Forward With Bill That Restricts Voting

Texas is moving closer to passing Senate Bill 7. The bill will prohibit drive-thru voting, limit early voting hours, and make it illegal for elected officials to send applications to vote by mail. Voting rights activists are calling the bill suppressive. “Make no mistake, Senate Bill 7 will disproportionately restrict …

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Georgia Lawmakers Pass Bill That Restricts Voting

Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp passed a bill that adds new restrictions to the voting process. Democrats believe that the bill disenfranchises Black voters. “Georgians turned out in record-breaking numbers because they could access the ballot,” Rep. Rhonda Burnough said. “Lies upon lies were told about our elections in response, …

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