DHS urged to take action for LGBT people in immigration detention

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by Chris JohnsonA group of congressional Democrats are calling on the Department of Homeland Security to take additional steps to ensure the safety of LGBT people in immigrant detention. In a letter dated March 23 and made public on Monday, the congressional Democrats — led by Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.), Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) — seek aid from Secretary of Hom...

Anti-Immigrant Amicus Brief Deprives Immigrant Families of Respect and Dignity

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Rather than taking a page out of Donald Trump's anti-immigrant playbook, Congress' collective focus should center on pursuing comprehensive immigration reform and supporting the hard-working immigrant families who are woven into the cultural tapestry of this great nation.

Moore Responds to President Obama's Final State of the Union

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Despite such remarkable economic gains, neither President Obama nor I believe that our work is done. Too many working men and women continue to struggle just to provide the basic necessities for their families. Too many communities of color find themselves underserved and disadvantaged.

Six in 10 Americans back federal money for Planned Parenthood, Wisconsin Democrat Gwen Moore says

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by Tom KertscherWhen U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore said, "I don’t think we do children a favor by forcing women to give birth," she drew criticism from The Daily Caller, a conservative-leaning website.The Milwaukee Democrat was speaking at a Washington, D.C., news conference in favor of continuing federal funding for Planned Parenthood.Moore made similar remarks the next day, Sept. 29, 2015, during a speec...

House Republicans Create Special Committee To Harass Planned Parenthood

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by Jennifer BenderyWASHINGTON -- House Republicans created a special committee on Wednesday to investigate abortions, fetal tissue procurement and the use of federal funds at Planned Parenthood.Lawmakers voted 242-184 on a resolution establishing the committee, which will function as an Energy and Commerce subcommittee and will have the power to subpoena documents and testimony. Its stated mission...

Moore Praises Planned Parenthood's Work in Communities of Color

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I'd like to extend my gratitude to Rep. Alma Adams and the courageous Planned Parenthood patient advocates for joining me during Monday's press conference, but more importantly, for their leadership in helping us address racial and economic bias in health care access. I proudly stand with Planned Parenthood in their efforts to transform our communities into those united by health equity.

Caitlyn Jenner gets bipartisan support

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By Deena Zaru(CNN)Caitlyn Jenner's debut last week was met with a social media firestorm and bipartisan support. Vanity Fair tweeted its latest cover Monday, starring the former Bruce Jenner, now Caitlyn, who not only came out as a woman in the groundbreaking interview with Diane Sawyer last month, but also, as a Republican. The most recent support for Jenner comes from Republican presidential can...

Pioneering lawmakers praise Caitlyn Jenner: 'You look gorgeous'

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By Judy KurtzAn openly gay congressman is cheering the woman formerly known as Bruce Jenner, moments after the “Keeping up with the Kardashians” star revealed her new name and look on a magazine cover. “Call me Caitlyn,” the cover of Vanity Fair’s July issue reads, with a photo of Jenner flashing a slight smile and posing in a white bustier. “For all intents and purposes, I am a woman,” Jenner, 65...

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