Posts Tagged ‘Advocates’

Advocates Say Marijuana Legalization In Arizona Could Generate $40 Million A Year For Schools

The backers of a proposed 2016 Arizona ballot initiative that would legalize, regulate and tax marijuana similarly to alcohol in the state estimate that if the measure makes it on the ballot and is passed, it could raise more than $ 40 million a year for schools. “Marijuana should be sold by businesses that pay […]

Secret Trade Deal Serves Up Toxic Food, Advocates Charge

WASHINGTON — A group of lawmakers and safety advocates threw food into the fight over fast-tracking a giant Pacific trade bill Thursday, demanding that the White House reveal standards in the secret pact that they allege will have Americans eating poisonous imports from Asia. “We come together today to say that, especially when it comes […]

Stop Playing ‘Whack-A-Mole’ With Toxic Flame Retardants, Health Advocates Urge

As the public has learned of health risks tied to chemicals in everyday products, many companies have responded by eliminating, one by one, the suspected cancer causers, brain damagers and hormone disruptors. But even prompt action doesn’t entirely appease some health experts, who warn of a problematic pattern. “We’re playing toxic whack-a-mole,” said Arlene Blum, […]

Women in Politics Matter — Even When They’re Not Women’s Advocates

As we celebrated Black History Month and the 50th anniversary of Selma’s Bloody Sunday — as we saw President Obama and President Bush hand-to-hand on the Edmund Pettus Bridge — Americans everywhere were reminded that race always matters in our nation’s political discussions. We were also reminded that a diversity of views at political decision-making […]

Immigration Advocates Try To Assuage Fears Over Executive Action

WASHINGTON — As undocumented immigrants prepare to apply for President Barack Obama’s new deportation relief programs, they’re also facing a barrage of concerning news. House Republicans voted to end the policies. Senate Republicans are aiming to do the same. Twenty-six states sued the federal government, hoping to block Obama’s programs from going into effect, and […]

Inmate Advocates Worry About Fate Of Law Designed To Reduce Prison Rape

When Jan Lastocy was repeatedly raped by a Michigan state prison guard, she felt she’d become invisible. There was no rape crisis center hotline. She’d been warned that inmates were never believed over guards. She was among roughly 216,000 prison rape victims not included in America’s national rape statistics. So when Congress passed a law […]

Frac Sand Rush Threatens American Towns, Advocates Warn

Victoria Trinko hasn’t opened the windows of her Wisconsin home in two years — for fear of the dust clouds billowing from a frac sand mine a half-mile away. “This blowing of silica sand has not abated since the inception of the mine in 2011,” Trinko, a farmer and the town clerk for Cooks Valley, […]

GOP Leader Questions Candidate About Hate Group That Advocates Death Squads

The head of Maryland’s Republican Party, Joe Cluster, has called local candidate Michael Peroutka to the woodshed for a “clarification” about his involvement with a high-¬≠profile, white nationalist hate group. At least that’s what Cluster thinks the subject of their July 25 meeting will be. But wait until he reads this. On July 8, as […]