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12 Ways Young People Organized for Human Rights in 2014

Contrary to a narrative that young people are apathetic or lazy or too busy texting to care about human rights, in fact young people are at the helm of the movement for justice for all people. I, for one, can't wait to see what they pull off in 2015.

Contrary to a narrative that young people are apathetic or lazy or too busy texting to care about human rights, in fact young people are at the helm of the movement for justice for all people. I, for one, can’t wait to see what they pull off in 2015.

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D.C. Council Prohibits Employment Discrimination Based on Reproductive Health Choices

Some advocates say the bill could be interpreted to reverse the Hobby Lobby decision in D.C., but the bill's sponsors say it merely protects employees from being unjustly fired.

Some advocates say the bill could be interpreted to reverse the Hobby Lobby decision in D.C., but the bill’s sponsors say it merely protects employees from being unjustly fired.

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Four Reasons To Be Hopeful for 2015

RH Reality Check recently asked its colleagues working to advance justice movements throughout the country to share what affected them most in 2014 and their greatest wish for 2015.

RH Reality Check recently asked its colleagues working to advance justice movements throughout the country to share what affected them most in 2014 and their greatest wish for 2015.

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Anti-Choice Judge Michael Boggs Not Among Dozens of Nominees Confirmed by Senate

The Senate confirmed 34 Obama nominations, including a dozen judges who will serve lifetime appointments on the federal bench. Controversial anti-choice nominee Michael Boggs was not among them.

The Senate confirmed 47 Obama nominations, including a dozen judges who will serve lifetime appointments on the federal bench. Controversial anti-choice nominee Michael Boggs was not among them.

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GOP Opposition to Immigration Could Give the United States a New Surgeon General

Ironically, a pair of right-wing senators objecting to Obama’s immigration reform have given Senate Democrats the chance to vote on 12 district court nominees and 11 executive branch nominees.

Ironically, a pair of right-wing senators objecting to Obama’s immigration reform have given Senate Democrats the chance to vote on 12 district court nominees and 11 executive branch nominees.

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Congressional Staffers of Color Walk Out to Protest Police Violence

More than a hundred congressional staffers, along with a few members of Congress, walked out of their offices on Thursday to show solidarity with the families of Mike Brown and Eric Garner and peaceful protesters across the country.

More than a hundred congressional staffers, along with a few members of Congress, walked out of their offices on Thursday to show solidarity with the families of Mike Brown and Eric Garner and peaceful protesters across the country.

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Vote Blocked on Gillibrand’s Military Sexual Assault Bill

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's Military Justice Improvement Act (MJIA) hit another roadblock on Thursday when a vote on the bill was blocked in the Senate, but it won't be the last that the chamber sees of the bill.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s Military Justice Improvement Act hit another roadblock on Thursday when a vote on the bill was blocked in the Senate, but it won’t be the last the chamber sees of the bill.

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Legal Wrap: Another Grand Jury Fails to Indict, Supreme Court Ponders Online Harassment

A New York grand jury failed to indict the officers involved in Eric Garner's death, while the Roberts Court heard arguments in two big cases for equality advocates.

A New York grand jury failed to indict the officers involved in Eric Garner’s death, while the Roberts Court heard arguments in two big cases for equality advocates.

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Supreme Court Appears Baffled by How to Accommodate Pregnant Workers

Wednesday's arguments in UPS v. Young left no clear sign of what, if anything, the Supreme Court intends to do to keep pregnant workers on the job.

Wednesday’s arguments in UPS v. Young left no clear sign of what, if anything, the Supreme Court intends to do to keep pregnant workers on the job.

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Protesters Interrupt House Hearing on Obama’s ‘Executive Overreach’ on Immigration

After opening remarks that claimed Obama had just announced “one of the biggest constitutional power grabs ever by a president” that gave immigrants “gifts” in the form of temporary work authorization and deportation protection, about a dozen protesters stood up to hold signs and tell their stories.

After opening remarks that claimed Obama had just announced “one of the biggest constitutional power grabs ever by a president” that gave immigrants “gifts” in the form of temporary work authorization and deportation protection, about a dozen protesters stood up to hold signs and tell their stories.

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