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Tag Archives: Nondiscrimination

The Pandemic is Personal: Jef­frey Robin­son on celebrating PRIDE during COVID-19

Excerpt: An LGBTQ+ Democratic Party leader shares his views on the importance and meaning of PRIDE during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Written by:Jef­frey Robin­son
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Legislative Advocacy, Series & Special Reports
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Senator Manka Dhingra: Our communities need guardians on our streets, not warriors

Excerpt: Read the remarks delivered by the Vice Chair of the Washington State Senate's Law & Justice Committee at the June 7th Woodinville Peace March for Black Lives Matter.
Written by:Manka Dhingra
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics
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All the people involved in the death of George Floyd have now been arrested and charged

Excerpt: Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has upgraded the charges against Derek Chauvin and charged three other former officers involved in the death of George Floyd.
Written by:Rich Erwin
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics
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How to be a good ally to people of color

Excerpt: Erin Jones, a trusted leader on issues related to equity and social justice, funding and galvanizing community leaders and partners, offers suggestions on how to support the movement to ensure Black Lives Matter.
Written by:Erin Jones
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To ensure Black Lives Matter, we must scrap oppressive systems for equity-based ones

Excerpt: The Northwest Progressive Institute is responding to the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd by committing to organize for systemic change to ensure that Black Lives Matter.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics
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Three key NPI legislative priorities advance in Washington State House, all on the same day

Excerpt: Abolition of the death penalty, a statewide ban on plastic bags, and comprehensive sexual health education have each received an affirmative vote in their House committees of origin.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Education, Legislative Advocacy, Our Environment
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Washington State Senate votes to abolish the death penalty for the third year in a row

Excerpt: Legislation that would permanently abolish Washington's unconstitutional, immoral, and indefensible death penalty statute is returning to the House.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Legislative Advocacy
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Martin Luther King, Jr.: “Injustice must be exposed… to the light of human conscience”

Excerpt: Take a few moments to read this excerpt from Dr. Martin Luther King's Letter From Birmingham Jail.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Holidays
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I‑1000 in jeopardy with right wing poised to qualify Referendum 88 to November ballot

Excerpt: If a majority of Washingtonians votes Approved, I-1000 would remain the law of the land and go into effect. If a majority votes Rejected, I-1000 would be eliminated.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections
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LIVE from Philadelphia: Netroots Nation 2019 opens with a focus on equity, justice for all

Excerpt: Read NPI's recap of the inaugural plenary session at America's largest annual gathering of progressive activists.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Events, Live Coverage
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Death penalty legislatively abolished in New Hampshire by bipartisan supermajorities

Excerpt: Democrats and Republicans in the Granite State's House and Senate came together to override a gubernatorial veto, abolishing the death penalty in New Hampshire.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Fourth annual Rooted in Rights Film Festival puts disabled storytellers front and center

Excerpt: Read NPI's recap of the 2019 Rooted in Rights in Film Festival, where several groundbreaking films created by people with disabilities were screened.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
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Washington State Legislature adjourns Sine Die; Jay Inslee says session a huge success

Excerpt: The 2019 Washington State legislative session has adjourned Sine Die. Read NPI's recap of the session.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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A huge win for inclusion and opportunity: Washington State Legislature adopts I‑1000

Excerpt: The House and Senate have approved an initiative that would allow Washington to remedy discrimination faced by underrepresented and disadvantaged communities.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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