Pledge Petition

The American Promise Candidate Pledge is a volunteer-led effort to get candidates and elected officials at all levels of government to pledge on the record that they will use their office to advance the 28th Amendment. In order to ultimately succeed in the ratification of the 28th Amendment, we’re going to need the support of…

ACLU: Trump administration forcibly separating asylum-seekers from their ch…

In a break from previous administrations, Donald Trump’s Department of Homeland Security is forcibly separating asylum-seekers from their children when they arrive in the U.S., according to the American Civil Liberties Union A mother and her 7-year-old daughter escaping persecution and “near certain death” by fleeing the Democratic Republic of Congo have been separated for…

Trump administration fights states’ crackdown on student loan collectors

The Trump administration is taking steps to shield student loan collection companies from state regulators, over the objections of consumer advocates and even some Republican attorneys general. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is preparing to issue a declaration that companies collecting federal student loans are off limits for state lawmakers and regulators. The “notice of interpretation”…

American Creed | PBS | PBS Programs

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David M. Kennedy come together to ask: what ideals do we share in common? Their spirited inquiry frames the stories of citizen-activists striving to bring communities together across deepening divides. American Creed | PBS | PBS Programs “In a seemingly fractured nation, what ideals…