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Women, LGBTQ Candidates Strip GOP Stronghold of House in Historic 2018 Midterms

Women won big in the 2018 Midterm Elections. Photo: Twitter
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The 2018 midterm elections were historic for LGBTQ, people of color and women candidates as several swept to victory in a wave of opposition to the Trump Administration’s anti-LGBTQ, hate-fueled, and anti-woman policies. ...
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President Barack Endorses An Additional 81 Democrats for 2018 Midterms

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President Barack Obama issued a second round of midterm endorsements, lending his name in support of 260 Democratic candidates for governor, U.S. Senate and U.S. House, and state legislature. ...
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Sens. Call for DOJ, HHS to Reverse Course and Continue to Prioritize LGBTQ Youth in Key Programs

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U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Patty Murray (D-WA), joined by 18 of their colleagues, wrote letters to the DOJ and HHS urging the departments to ensure that key programs designed to serve homeless youth and children who are the victims of sexual exploitation and trafficking, continue to focus on the needs of LGBTQ youth. ...
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Sens. Demand Trump Admin Reinstate Birth Control Coverage for Millions of Women

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In their letter, the Senators highlighted the enormous economic benefit of requiring health plans to cover preventive services, including birth control for women, without out-of-pocket costs. ...
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National Queer Asian Pacific Island Alliance: No DACA Deal with the Devil, Not This Time!

National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance
Politics Editorial
Canceling DACA puts the lives of 800,000 undocumented young people at risk of deportation. NQAPIA demands a clean DREAM Act without any enforcement provisions. ...
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Pramila Jayapal, Maxine Waters Unite Community at Re-Election Kick-Off

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Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA 7th District) was joined at FareStart Restaurant on Tuesday, September 19 by Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA 43rd District). ...
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DelBene Helps Introduce Bill to Protect Dreamers from Deportation

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Nearly 800,000 children brought to this country by their parents – called Dreamers – have known no other home than the United States. ...
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Trump’s Manic Tweet To Bar Transgender Servicepeople From The US Military Backfires

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Top News National
Thirty-three psychiatrists wrote a letter to the “New York Times” on February 13 stating that Trump’s “grave emotional instability” showed he couldn’t safely govern the country. ...
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Refund Equality Act Introduced to Provide Equal Tax Treatment for Married Same-Sex Couples

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The Refund Equality Act would permit same-sex couples to amend their tax returns, allowing them to file jointly and to secure an estimated total of $67 million in refunds to which they are entitled. ...
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Obergefell Attorney Dan Canon Announces Congressional Run in Indiana

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Canon built a legal practice representing people against government and big corporations. Notably, he was one of a team of lawyers who took the landmark marriage equality case to the Supreme Court of the United States. ...
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