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Tag Archives: Protest

How Cori Bush’s protest led to a new eviction moratorium

Cori Bush

The CDC’s new moratorium doesn’t cover the entire nation, but it offers relief for tenants and reduces the potential for COVID transmission in some communities. Candice Norwood Originally published by The 19th For days, Rep. Cori Bush demanded that President Joe Biden and lawmakers in Congress move to reinstate a …

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President Biden Considering U.S. Intervention in Cuba

Biden on Afghanistan

The U.S. is weighing intervention in the Cuban government’s ongoing crackdown on widespread protests, President Joe Biden said Thursday, amid widespread shortages of food and medicine and attempts by Cuba to limit dissenters’ ability to communicate with one another. “They’ve cut off access to the internet,” Biden said at the …

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Texas Governor Sued Over Defunding Of Legislature

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

Texas House Democrats are asking the state’s Supreme Court to overturn Gov. Greg Abbott’s veto of a budget provision that funds the Legislature, charging that his action was unconstitutional. The suit argues that Abbott’s veto, which could lead to about 2,000 legislative staffers not being paid for two years, violates …

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McCarthy Effort To Lift Mask Mandate On House Floor Fails

GOP Member defying mask mandate

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy filed a privileged resolution challenging the mask mandate in the House of Representatives, which failed Wednesday night after being blocked by Democrats. The vote was split among party lines 218-210. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says that the rules will not change until all members of …

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Republican Lawmakers Are Passing Bills That Target Protestors

Republican legislators are introducing laws that target protestors. According to Truthout, Republicans have introduced 81 bills in 34 states aimed at protestors. On Monday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed an anti-protest bill into law. Chris Sprowls, speaker of the Florida House, doesn’t want future protests to get out of hand …

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House Dismiss GOP Efforts To Censure Rep. Waters

The House dismissed a resolution to censure Representative Maxine Waters for her comments about Derek Chauvin’s murder trial. Republicans believe that Representative Waters incited violence for saying telling a crowd of protestors in Minneapolis to “stay on the street” and “get more confrontational.” Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy introduced the resolution …

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Signs ‘Anti-Riot’ Bill Into Law

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday signed an “anti-riot” bill into law, increasing penalties for people who participate in unruly protests. The measure, which goes into effect immediately, increases the charge for protesters who destroy historical structures such as flags and memorials, raises the charge for battery on a police …

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