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The Human Rights Campaign supports Val Demings of Florida in his campaign for the US Senate

WASHINGTON- Today, the Human Rights Campaign PAC (HRC PAC) announced its endorsement of Val Demings of Florida for the US Senate. HRC PAC is committed to engaging our volunteers, members and supporters to mobilize Florida’s 4.2 million equality voters in support of Demings and other pro-equality candidates throughout the ballot. …

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Dozens burned to death in three regions amid junta’s scorched earth campaign — Radio Free Asia

Junta troops have burned more than five dozen civilians since late December in three parts of Myanmar where they have encountered strong armed resistance to military rule, sources in the regions said on Wednesday. Residents told RFA’s Myanmar service that at least 65 people had been set on fire and …

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SOTU: Human Rights Campaign Applauds President Biden for Renewing Call to Pass Equality Act, Condemning Attacks on Trans Youth by State Legislatures

Background: The Equality Act and the rise in attacks on trans youth across the country The HRC last week launched the Reality Flag Campaign, a nationwide public awareness campaign aimed at highlighting the many fundamental freedoms that LGBTQ+ people lack in states across the country and galvanizing public support for …

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Jane’s Army launches a campaign for a #ProChoice2022

Before Roe, there was Jane. The Jane Collective was an underground abortion provider in Chicago that operated on the South Side from 1969 to 1973. The collective performed approximately 11,000 abortions before Roe v. Wade. Almost 50 years later, a new organization, Jane’s Armypaid homage to the past by creating …

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Group slams PDP silence on Buhari’s ‘mismanagement’, urges party to wake up

The group that made the call in a letter titled “An open demand to provide deliberate opposition and stop the sinking of the ship of governance” chastised the PDP for sitting on the sidelines as Buhari allegedly failed the country. In the strongly worded open letter, signed by the group …

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Human rights campaign condemns Virginia House of Delegates passing discriminatory legislation

RICHMOND— Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) — the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization — condemned Virginia’s anti-equality lawmakers in the House of delegates for their repeated efforts to pass dangerous legislation that allows discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and homosexual people, …

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Next stop, Toronto? Fringe group say convoy of truckers heading for Queen’s Park

Breadcrumb Links News Canada Toronto police say they are aware of the protest planned for Saturday and will set up an operation Publication date : February 03, 2022 • 1 hour ago • 3 minute read • 67 comments Queen’s Park in Toronto, Ont. Wednesday, February 2, 2022. Ernest Doroszuk/Postmedia …

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Bloomberg earns top score in Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index

Published 01/28/22 Proposed by Bloomberg Originally posted on bloomberg.com NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2022 /CSRwire/ — Bloomberg has received the coveted Perfect Score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), earning it designation as the a Top Workplace for LGBTQ Equality in the United …

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QIAGEN’s Commitment to LGBTQ+ and Gender Equality Recognized by Human Rights Campaign and Bloomberg Indexes

HILDEN, Germany & GERMANTOWN, Maryland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–QIAGEN NV (NYSE: QGEN; Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA) today announced that its commitment to workplace diversity and gender equality has been recognized through its inclusion in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s US LGBTQ+ Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index ( GEI). QIAGEN’s …

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Sinema faces backlash from Democratic Party after blocking news on suffrage legislation

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is facing new heat from those who helped elect her after she and West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin were the only two this week Democrats to vote against filibuster reform, thereby derailing the passage of voting rights legislation. The narrow Democratic majority in the Senate meant …

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Human Rights Campaign Endorses Senator Raphael Warnock’s Reelection to the US Senate, Hires First State Director for Georgia

Today, the Human Rights Campaign – the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization – announced its support for Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) for re-election to the United States Senate in the 2022 election. The HRC also announced that it would dedicate more resources to …

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New Jersey’s LGBTQ+ Laws Ranked in Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 State Equality Index

Despite Most Anti-Transgender Legislative Season in History, Record Number of States Rank in Top Tier WASHINGTON—Today, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, and the Equality Federation Institute published its 8th annual edition State Equality …

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Emma Watson faces smear campaign on solidarity

Emma Watson, famous for her role as “Hermoine” in “Harry Potter”, has been accused of being anti-Semitic after showing solidarity with Palestine. She released an image of a pro-Palestinian rally on Monday with the words “Solidarity is a verb” superimposed, with a caption cited by an academic who then explains …

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Ahead of parliamentary elections in Karnataka, BJP focuses on pro-Hindutva legislation

KARNATAKA BECAME THE The ninth state in the country to introduce a bill to make forced conversion an acquaintance and non-bondable offense. The “Karnataka Religious Freedom Right Protection Bill, 2021” was adopted by the assembly at the recently concluded winter session in Belagavi on 23 December. However, the bill must …

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Russian court orders memorial of recognized rights group to be closed

Russia’s Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the shutdown of Memorial, Russia’s oldest human rights watchdog, for repeatedly violating the country’s law on foreign agents. The group’s shutdown ends a year in which Russian authorities have cracked down on almost all forms of dissent, from opposition groups to Kremlin critic Alexei …

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Explained: The Wagner group, mercenaries close to Russia, recently sanctioned by the EU

The European Union imposed sanctions on a group of private Russian military contractors on December 3 that it accused of instigating violence and committing human rights abuses in the Middle East, Africa and Ukraine . EU Headquarters said in a statement that the Wagner Group had recruited, trained and sent …

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Legal advocacy group urges Duke University to recognize pro-Israel students or risk legal consequences

Duke University. Photo: Ilyse Whitney / CC BY 2.0. A legal rights organization on Tuesday urged Duke University to grant full recognition to a pro-Israel academic group that was denied that status by the student government last month. Recognition of Duke students supporting Israel was vetoed in November by the …

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Trillium-led investor group urges Starbucks to respect union vote, move ‘quickly’

Investors with trillions in assets under management urge Starbucks respect the workers who successfully voted Thursday to host at least one local cafe in Buffalo, New York. Signatories include New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer, Northwest Coalition for Responsible Investment, Sustainable Advisors Alliance and more. Trillium owns approximately $ …

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Head of US Business Group Blames China at Event Organized to Undermine US Support for Democracy | News

A leader of a pro-Chinese business group with ties in the administration Biden appeared at the recent Chinese Communist Party’s “democracy summit”, where he unabashedly praised Xi Jinping’s regime. Kenneth Quinn, a former American diplomat who now serves as strategic advisor for the American association Heartland China, appeared virtually at …

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Ministers “could use the legislation to overturn court rulings they don’t like”

Ministers could overturn court rulings they do not like as part of the reforms pushed by Boris Johnson, it was said today. The government is said to be considering a system of annual legislation that would effectively overturn judicial reviews of the policy. The idea immediately sparked an outcry from …

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Strickland Introduces Legislation to Help Military Members Access Fertility Care and Raise Families – The Suburban Times

Announcement from the Office of Representative Marilyn Strickland. Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland (WA-10), a leader of the Pro-Choice Caucus, led the introduction of the Expanded Access to Fertility Care Act for Military Members and Dependents, which would expand TRICARE coverage to make Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) services available to all active …

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Ontario proposes worker-friendly labor laws

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ontario’s labor market has experienced significant disruption and an ever-changing work landscape. Employers are grappling with redefined workplaces, rapidly changing public health standards and the need for economic revitalization. To help the province’s recovery strategy, the Ontario government has introduced Bill 27: Labor Law for …

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Apple sues NSO group for targeting iPhone users with powerful exploits

of [applauds-super-cautiously] department The year of hell for the NSO Group continues. Apple is now suing Israeli exploit peddler for hacking into the iPhones of its clients – clients who include not only suspected terrorists and dangerous criminals that NSO claims its clients target with malware, but also journalists, activists, …

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Ocasio-Cortez leads campaign to bring immigration reform back into reconciliation

In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) and other Democratic leaders, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) and 90 other Democratic House colleagues urged the Senate to add immigration reform proposals that had been previously deleted. of the Build Back Better Act in the bill. Legislators plead …

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Pro Choice Group sues Sasol and its service providers – Ridge Times

Sasol is the largest of 10 companies to appear before the Middelburg High Court on Tuesday, November 30 for pressuring their employees to take the Covid-19 vaccine. The Pro Choice group is suing these companies. Pro Choice is a group that advocates for freedom of choice in immunization and other …

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Dad, bank lobbyist Conor Lamb, bombs for Senate campaign

He should have It’s been easy to portray Glenn Youngkin, formerly CEO of financial giant Carlyle Group and now governor-elect of Virginia, as a greedy private equity vampire. But when his opponent, former Governor Terry McAuliffe, tried to succeed in a debate, his attempt failed. “If you can trust me …

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Comment: Pro-union legislation would be a boon for rural workers

Several weeks ago, I walked around the Coal Creek Miners Museum in Rocky Top, Tennessee, where I was treated to an incredible talk by Boomer Winfrey. A geologist, former journalist and activist here in the Appalachians, Winfrey spoke of the Coal Creek War of 1891-1892 in which local miners clashed …

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Fake News Legislation Criminalizes Activists

ON September 30, 2021 in Cambodia, journalist Youn Chhiv was sentenced to one year in prison and fined 2 million riel ($ 500) for inciting violence, after reporting on the eviction of villagers and destruction of their property on state land. complaints. No judicial investigation was carried out before the …

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