For the first time ever, a federal court has held that the killing of a transgender person is a hate crime.
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It's fashionable to note that Appalachia voted overwhelmingly for Trump—and to predict political karma since he's proposed massive funding cuts that will affect the region. But people in Appalachia have a long history of community organizing bolstered by federal monies and their own capacity to offer solutions to their problems.
Meals on Wheels was caught in the crosshairs of Trump’s March budget outline proposal, which contained a wish list of dramatic cuts across the federal government.
Nearly 2,000 people reportedly attended an event in Orlando where community leaders called for not only an extension of Haitians' temporary protected status, but also an extension of asylum protections to Haiti.
“The Muslim community’s feelings of fear and anxiety ... under Trump are symptoms [that] can be alleviated with beautiful gestures, like sending cards, but to fix the real problem ... we must directly combat Islamophobia, xenophobia, and racism,” said Aneelah Afzali of the Muslim Association of Puget Sound.
A board member for Democrats for Life of America has suggested Democratic lawmakers should support a 20-week abortion ban to gain GOP support for paid family leave.