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John Lewis gun control victory in Congress taken from civil rights playbook
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For Rep. John Lewis, African American Museum was a recurring d...

By Peggy McGlone, In 1988 — the year after he was sworn in to Congress civil rights leader John Lewis introduced a bill to create a national African American museum in Washington. Nothing happened. So he introduced it again the next year, then ... Washington Post, 2 hours ago

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LGBT Pride Month: Why Mara Keisling Was Arrested for Using the Wrong Bathroom

Mara Keisling (Photo courtesy of NCTE) On May 24, civil rights leader and Georgia Congressman John Lewis reminded his Twitter followers that 55 years ago, he was arrested for using a whites-only restroom. The idea of a whites-only restroom seems ...
 AFSCME38 minutes ago House Democrats End Sit-In Over Gun Vote  Equilibrio Informativo1 day ago Hold The Line: Speaker Ryan Vows To Not Tolerate House Democrats Occupying Congress Again  Town Hall21 hours ago SCOTUS affirms race discrimination  WorldNetDaily1 day ago

Ex-D.C. Delegate Fauntroy Arrested After Years Abroad

Former D.C. congressman and civil rights activist Walter Fauntroy was arrested Monday after he returned to the United States after years abroad and was accused of passing a bad check for $50,000, officials said. Fauntroy, 83, was detained at ...
 NBCNews.com14 hours ago Civil Rights Leader, Former DC Delegate Arrested at Airport  ABC News23 hours ago Former Delegate Fauntroy Released From Custody After Arrest  ABC News30 minutes ago
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Civil rights legend Walter Fauntroy vows to return from UAE to face a list of troubles

By , Walter E. Fauntroy, the former District delegate to Congress and civil rights legend who left Washington in 2012 for the Persian Gulf — leaving his aging wife in debt and eluding a criminal charge in Maryland — vowed in his first ...
 Washington Post4 days ago U.S. civil rights leader Walter Fauntroy to return from Middle East -report  SRN News4 days ago US civil rights leader Walter Fauntroy to return from Middle East -report  NetIndia123.com4 days ago

The congressman leading the House sit-in is a Civil Rights hero

As the United States House of Representatives was about to go about its normal business on Wednesday morning, Rep. John Lewis, walked up to the front of the House and sat on the floor. He was joined, initially, by around 30 other Democratic ...
 Mashable5 days ago

China-Civil Law/Draft

The Standing Committee of the 12th National People's Congress held its 21st meeting Monday to review for the first time the draft General Provisions of the Civil Law and other draft laws. The draft provisions of the Civil Law have incorporated the ...
 News Content17 hours ago Lawmakers question lowering age standard for limited civil capacity  Xinhua News Agency3 hours ago Highlights of draft rules on Civil Code's basic principles hours ago China Focus: China begins legislative process for Civil Code  Xinhua News Agency1 day ago

3 rays of sunshine on Pentagon foreign aid

Modernization of the nuclear arsenal. Continued detentions at Guantánamo Bay. Exemptions from civil rights laws. Removals from the Endangered Species list. These and many other provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which ...
 The Hill6 hours ago

Former D.C. Del. Walter Fauntroy Arrested After Years as a Fugitive

Walter E. Fauntroy, a prominent figure of the civil rights era and the first delegate to represent the District of Columbia in Congress, was arrested in Virginia on Monday over outstanding warrants after spending years abroad as a fugitive. U.S.
 Roll Call Online20 hours ago Former D.C. politician, civil rights leader arrested after years as a fugitive  MSN News US8 hours ago

Rep. Pingree Speaks Out About House Sit

Just as it took time for the civil rights protests to change the law, so too will House Democrats not find immediate success with their demand for new restrictions on gun purchases, Booker said . The Senate rejected four gun control amendments ...
 Equilibrio Informativo4 days ago House floor sit-in recalls early days of LGBT activism  Washington Blade20 hours ago House Floor Protest: Can They Do That?  NBCNews.com5 days ago A House Sit-in Against the Gun Lobby  RINF.com4 days ago

Decrying 'Jim Crow 2.0,' Advocates Demand Updated Voting Rights Before Election

Marking three years since the U.S. Supreme Court gutted important protections from the 1965 Voting Rights Act, civil rights advocates this weekend are demanding that Congress restore those provisions and put a stop to rampant voter suppression ...
 Common Dreams1 day ago Three Years After SCOTUS Case Hit Voting Rights Act, Leaders Call for New Protections  NBCNews.com1 day ago Congress is failing us on voting rights: Column  USA Today4 days ago Obama Administration Declares Killing Babies a CIVIL RIGHT  California Political Review5 days ago
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