As legislators around the nation mount challenges to curtail the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion in the U.S., advocates here are pushing the state to stand up for women’s rights and choice.
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Though Brown's story has received an outpouring of outrage and support—including from celebrities—other survivors of gender-based violence continue to languish behind bars with little attention.
Arizonans are pushing a ballot measure that would raise tax rates on the wealthy after years of cuts to education investment. “We have to work to explain how ... that burden is being carried by low and middle income people."
“When you are incarcerated, you are constantly told that you’re not human. This law takes valuable steps toward rejecting that false message to instead affirm the humanity and dignity of incarcerated people."
“The people of Maine supported the ballot measure by a substantial margin, in both urban and rural areas across the state. They have spoken. There is no excuse for the foot dragging that continues."