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$1.35 Million in Liberation Fund Grants to Boost Grassroots Organizing Led by Women of Color and Transgender People of Color

Groundswell has announced $1,350,000 in grants for 30 organizations in its inaugural round of grantmaking through the Liberation Fund, a joint project of Groundswell Fund (a 501c3) and Groundswell Action Fund (a 501c4). Grantees were recommended for funding by 15 leading women of color movement leaders who serve as advisors to the Liberation Fund, including(…)

Puerto Rico Gov. Rossello Must Veto Anti-LGBTQ Bill

Ricardo Rosselló Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) called on Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to veto a bill passed by the Senate on Sunday that could allow anyone who claims a religious exemption the right to discriminate  against the Commonwealth’s LGBTQ community and visitors. “This legislation would allow a dangerous license to discriminate, putting(…)

HRC Joins Allies to Demand a Clean DREAM Act

The Human Rights Campaign joined Dreamers from across the nation on Capitol Hill to demand that Congress pass a clean DREAM Act and protect thousands of dreamers and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. “Thousands of lives are already at risk and if Congress fails to act, many more dreamers — including more than(…)

Stark Partisan Divisions Over Russia Probe, Including Its Importance to the Nation

A majority of Americans say they think senior members of Donald Trump’s administration definitely or probably had improper contacts with Russia during last year’s presidential campaign. And most are at least somewhat confident that special counsel Robert Mueller will conduct a fair investigation into the matter. Republicans and Democrats are deeply divided in views of(…)

LGBT Congressional Staff Association Joins Call for Action to Address Sexual Harassment

Today, the LGBT Congressional Staff ssociation, Congressional Asian Pacific American Staff Association, Congressional Black Associates, Congressional Hispanic Staff Association, Congressional South Asian American Staff Association, Congressional Vegetarian Staff Association, Italian-American Congressional Staff Association, Professional Administrative Managers Staff Organization, Senate Black Legislative Staff Caucus, Senate GLASS Caucus, and Women’s Congressional Staff Association together issued the following(…)