A2017 tax cut advertised to benefit poor communities has missed the mark in implementation.
The US Supreme Court refused to hear the case Remington Arms Co. v. Soto, and in doing so, paved the way for victims of gun violence to sue gun manufacturers whose firearms have been used in the commission of crimes. Remington Arms Company manufactured and marketed the Bushmaster AR-15 style rifle that was used to murder 20 children and 6 educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.
In 2017, there were 330,000 kids living in high-poverty neighborhoods across Michigan. Unfortunately, kids of all races live in high-poverty neighborhoods, including 6% of white kids. But the burden is felt most by people of color.
Reflections from newsletter contributor, Sonya Lewis, and her 17-y-o daughter, Sarah after visiting Homestead.
This article discusses one Border Patrol agent’s thoughts of his assignment to the agency’s detention center in McAllen, Texas when the team of court-appointed lawyers and doctors showed up one day at the end of June.
A delegation from Ann Arbor’s Temple Beth Emeth traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism’s 2019 Consultation on Conscience. This 3-day conference attracted over 1,000 Jewish leaders from across the country and addressed social justice issues including immigration, criminal justice reform, gun violence, reproductive justice, and the rise of anti-Semitism and white supremacy.
Literary activist, Leslie McGraw, is a descendant of the first voter rights martyr in the United States, Elbert Williams of Tennessee. The right to vote was not given but earned through the blood, sweat, tears, and vigilance of families like that of Elbert Williams.
PEG interviewer, Laurie Williams, asked DePalma whether she would classify her activism as a hobby, job or life-calling. DePalma answered “For me, it’s a life calling. I wouldn’t feel okay if I weren’t doing this work; it’s very healing and energizing.” Read more to find out how she shares her healing and energy in Michigan as an activist!