As usual when right-wing politicians want to block a strongly Democratic voting bloc from exercising their right to vote, Republicans in New Hampshire and elsewhere are trotting out the tired excuse of preventing fraud to support new bills that will curtail the ability of students, African-Americans, and other core Democratic groups from voting. Just as the Republicans in Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, and elsewhere are using the excuse of balancing budgets to attack the power of unions that support their Democratic opponents, these Republicans are using the same tactics that anti-(small-d) democratic forces around the world use to ensure their continuation in power. Get in power, and then make sure that only your supporters show up to vote the next time around. Unions are key groups in organizing and speaking on behalf of Democratic politicians, and the votes of young people and African-Americans were critical to Democratic success in 2008. The Daily Show has done it’s usual job of actually forcing conservatives to hear themselves talk out of both sides of their mouths on this issue, taking a brave stand for the rights of Wall Street bankers while bemoaning the avarice of public-sector union workers. Progressives need to recognize the values at the core of these movements, and force conservatives to publicly justify these anti-democratic positions on grounds that actually have a basis in reality.
Just published an article on the @HarvardCRCL Amicus blog about why we should take away the rights of corporations who have committed felonies from influencing elections. https://t.co/xfhXf1Y8r5
The Supreme Court just granted cert in two cases about whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects LGBTQ workers — and there's every reason to believe this SCOTUS will leave LGBTQ people in the cold.
SCOTUS’s conclusion in Masterpiece v. Colorado that Colorado exhibited hostility toward a baker’s religious beliefs doesn’t hold up under closer inspection, as argued in this new post @HarvardCRCL https://t.co/dDO1je5abK
With the 1st Annual Critical Race theory Conference, we are reclaiming the student activist tradition of creating physical, political, emotional, social, and academic spaces of liberation. @HarvardBLSA @HarvardCRCL @harvardblj https://t.co/mlzRDaik7d
House Democrats just introduced a new bill to fight sexual harassment by outlawing forced arbitration for employees and and prohibiting non-disclosures which cover up sexual harassment. Details from @OnLaborBlog 👇🏽 https://t.co/i7mjJK9eNo
“...in a system that is so deeply rooted in injustice, we have a very long way to go until prosecutors can truly claim to belong to a profession where they do justice.”
@emilybazelon’s new book, “Charged,” is out today. Check out our review here!
Emily Bazelon's new book, "Charged" is out today. I had the opportunity to review it for @HarvardCRCL.
Bazelon’s call to action is not subtle. Its urgency jumps off the page; it will destroy any remaining belief you have that our criminal system is just.
Great piece by @NoMoreDeaths on @HarvardCRCL "We believe that attempts to criminalize the humanitarian aid work our group and others like it perform are part of a larger, systemic movement against undocumented people in the US." #AbolishICE #ChingaLaMigra #abolishicebox https://t.co/356hbb4TOe