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‘These are survival checks’: Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley slammed $600 coronavirus stimulus checks as insufficient

Rep. Ayanna Pressley criticised the $US600 dollar stimulus checks reportedly included in Congress’s latest coronavirus relief package proposal as “survival checks,” on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut” on Friday. Republican and Democratic lawmakers are in talks of a $US900 billion coronavirus relief package which reportedly includes direct payments of around $US600 per […]
‘These are survival checks’: Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley slammed $600 coronavirus stimulus checks as insufficient
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A week after Brandon Bernard’s execution and multiple attempts to persuade Trump to stop others, dozens of members of Congress are asking Biden to end the federal death penalty

Dozens of members of Congress have called on President-elect Joe Biden to abolish the death penalty in all jurisdictions on his first day in office, CNN reported. The call comes after the execution of Brandon Bernard during a presidential lame-duck period. Activists had previously called on President Donald Trump to […]
A week after Brandon Bernard’s execution and multiple attempts to persuade Trump to stop others, dozens of members of Congress are asking Biden to end the federal death penalty
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley will boycott Trump’s ‘sham’ State of the Union address

Freshman Democratic congresswomen Ayanna Pressley and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez both announced on Tuesday that they won’t attend President Donald Trump’s Tuesday night State of the Union address. “I will not use my presence at a state ceremony to normalize Trump’s lawless conduct & subversion of the Constitution,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. The national […]
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley will boycott Trump’s ‘sham’ State of the Union address
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Kamala Harris and other prominent Democrats are demanding an investigation into how facial recognition tech is being used on people who live in public housing

Democratic lawmakers asked Ben Carson, head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, to look into the use of facial recognition in public housing in a letter sent Wednesday. Lawmakers expressed concern about the technology’s accuracy and its potential to lead to over-policing and discrimination against women, non-cisgender people, […]
Kamala Harris and other prominent Democrats are demanding an investigation into how facial recognition tech is being used on people who live in public housing
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‘We are patriots’: More than 140 African Americans who worked in the Obama administration write an op-ed calling for end to discrimination in the US

The Washington Post published an op-ed on Friday, which was authored and co-signed by more than 140 African Americans who served in the Obama administration, exploring the ways in which racism, sexism, homophobia, and xenophobia have pervaded the country. The op-ed calls on local, state, and congressional officials, as well […]
‘We are patriots’: More than 140 African Americans who worked in the Obama administration write an op-ed calling for end to discrimination in the US