Civil Rights + Immigration

Rep. McCrostie introduces bill to ‘add the words’ to Idaho Civil Rights Act

BY: - January 17, 2022

A Democratic legislator from Boise introduced a bill Monday morning that is designed to amend Idaho’s Civil Rights Act to “add the words” that would prohibit discimination against a person based on sexual orientation or gender identity.  Rep. John McCrostie, D-Garden City, introduced House Bill 440 as a personal bill during Monday’s floor session of […]

Clyde Bellecourt

American Indian Movement co-founder Clyde Bellecourt, ‘Neegonnwayweedun,’ dies at 85

BY: - January 12, 2022

Clyde Bellecourt, one of the most influential leaders in the Red Power movement and fight for Native American civil rights, died Tuesday at his home in Minneapolis. He was 85. His legacy encompasses high-profile, sometimes militant acts of civil disobedience alongside peaceful efforts to found schools, improve health care and nurture Native culture in the […]

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How paid leave, a tax cut for the rich and more could get axed from Biden’s social policy bill

BY: and - November 26, 2021

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats cheered on the floor of the U.S. House after approving President Joe Biden’s massive social spending and climate bill.  But a major struggle lies ahead in the coming month in the U.S. Senate, where Democrats cannot lose any votes within their party if they are to send the so-called Build Back Better […]