Miscalculations, and an unexpected victory from President Trump, have put abortion access at its most vulnerable point in decades. In a span of six months this year alone, states in the South and Midwest have passed a total of 58 restrictions. The left is on the defensive. Now it’s trying to recover.
A2017 tax cut advertised to benefit poor communities has missed the mark in implementation.
The Fair Housing Act (FHA) was ratified in 1968 to ensure marginalized and minority communities have equal opportunity access to safe, stable housing. It has been the strongest protection against unjustified and discriminatory housing practices, both overt and covert. In the fifty years since the FHA was enacted, exclusionary housing policies may be more difficult to distinguish, but sadly are still in effect.
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.
The past week has been one of great loss as we mourn two American giants, Senator Elijah Cummings and Former Michigan Governor William Milliken.
The Associated Press and PBS Frontline have been conducting a joint investigation on the treatment of migrant children. Two recent articles demonstrate the horrific conditions which many of the migrant children have confronted and are continuing to confront.
Advance editor-in-chief Susan J. Demas rounded up the gun control legislation that the Michigan State Legislature could take up in the wake of last weekend’s shootings in El Paso and Dayton, including roughly a dozen bills that would do things from toughening background checks to restricting gun sales from purchasers with a high risk of committing violence. But, we have some people standing in the way of pushing forward, it seems.
The Washtenaw County Intermediate School District (WISD) has called a Special Election for Tuesday, August 6 to rebuild High Point School. High Point School is a public school, operated by Washtenaw Intermediate School District, and is dedicated to meeting the special needs of students with disabilities from ages 3 through 26.
Reflections from newsletter contributor, Sonya Lewis, and her 17-y-o daughter, Sarah after visiting Homestead.
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.