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Bending Toward Justice: New report chronicles efforts of Democratic attorneys general in Trump era

Bending Toward Justice: New report chronicles efforts of Democratic attorneys general in Trump era

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Just as Republican attorneys general fought President Obama in court over the Affordable Care Act, workers’ rights, and immigration, Democratic attorneys general have turned their sights on President Trump. According to a new report from the State Energy and Environmental Impact Center, Democratic attorneys general are making headway in slowing down Trump’s attack on the environmental, climate, and clean energy. NEW REPORT: State AGs have taken 80 actions to uphold enviro/climate/clean energy policies & regs since start of Trump Admin https://t.co/cdip7hwha3 pic.twitter.com/B7gLy69NY8 — State Impact Center (@StateImpactCntr) The State Energy and Environmental Impact Center is a non-partisan organization housed at New York University Law School. It was created in the wake of Tr...
Scenes from New York’s International Women’s Day protests

Scenes from New York’s International Women’s Day protests

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During the International Women’s Strike demonstration in New York, women and allies from all walks of life came together in support of international feminism. NEW YORK — On March 8, hundreds of New Yorkers gathered in Washington Square Park to strike and march in celebration of International Women’s Day. The day’s events included a strike, a rally, and a march to various sites with historical feminist importance around New York City. The first part of the event, from 4 to 5 p.m., was framed as an hour-long strike from work, in solidarity with women striking across the globe on March 8. “We believe…a women’s strike to be both possible and fundamental in this political moment,” International Women’s Strike NYC, the group that organized the event, wrote on Facebook. “Therefore, w...
Kushner Cos. face NY investigation for falsified housing documents

Kushner Cos. face NY investigation for falsified housing documents

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After revelations that the company lied on at least 80 housing documents while Jared Kushner was CEO, New York officials are scrutinizing the Kushner Cos. The New York City Council is investigating the Kushner Cos. after an Associated Press report revealed that it repeatedly filed false paperwork with the city related to dozens of residential buildings it owned. While President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner was CEO, the Kushner Cos. routinely claimed to have no rent-regulated tenants, despite having hundreds, according to construction permits reviewed by AP. New York City Council Member Ritchie Torres says the false documentation should have been discovered long ago. For one thing, the documents are publicly available online for anyone to see — the deception was i...
How Rep. Louise Slaughter changed America

How Rep. Louise Slaughter changed America

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Rep. Louise Slaughter’s legacy will continue to be felt in Congress and in America for years to come Rep. Louise Slaughter, one of the longest-serving and most progressive Democrats in Congress, has died at 88 years old. She served the Rochester, New York area as representative for the 25th congressional district (previously numbered as the 30th and 28th district) since 1987. Slaughter passed away on Thursday after she fell at her residence in Washington, D.C. earlier this week, ending her historic career as a champion for the rights of women and other Americans, as an aggressive defender of public health, and as a powerful ethics watchdog. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said she was “heartbroken” by the news of Slaughter’s passing. “Louise was a trailblazer,” Pelosi sa...