Human Rights, Sexual Harassment, July Fourth and More

Posted on July 3, 2019

Honor Human Rights Resolution: Since the Administration is turning the U.S. into a major violator of fundamental human rights, this is the time to introduce legislation to compel elected officials to take a side—for or against human rights. The Honor Human Rights Resolution calls on America to, at minimum, comply with Eleanor Roosevelt’s historic Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Why we celebrate the Fourth of July: Donald Trump is turning the traditional nonpartisan “Capitol Fourth” celebration in Washington, D.C. into a grotesque partisan rally featuring himself and military weaponry. This is wrong on so many levels. One is—it’s the opposite of why we celebrate the Fourth of July. For more, see the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

Reforming Harassment Law in the States: This webinar, put on by our friends at the National Women’s Law Center, will highlight legislation against sexual harassment in the 2019 sessions, discuss next steps for 2020, and point you toward excellent resources to advocate for gender equity. To register, click here.

Nearly 6-in-10 Latinos experience discrimination: A new poll from the Pew Research Center finds that 58 percent of Hispanic adults have experienced discrimination, and that those with darker skin suffer markedly more discrimination.

Too many people are paying too much for housing: Harvard University’s Joint Center on Housing Studies just released it’s 2019 State of the Nation’s Housing report and we’ve got problems. There’s plenty of housing for the affluent but middle and lower-income people are being squeezed.

Public Leadership Institute featured in USA Today: See the USA Today story which reads, in part, “The group leading the women’s rights counterattack is the Public Leadership Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that has developed a 190-page handbook, “A Playbook for Abortion Rights,” that contains 29 model bills.