Month: April 2019

Why We’re Celebrating the First Step Act After 3 Months

In the three months since the First Step Act was signed into law, the legislation has mandated fairer sentences and galvanizing further support for criminal justice reform. But we know there is much more to be done, write Van Jones and Jessica Jackson

Plan for homeless center in Pelosi’s district leads to raucous public meeting; SF mayor jeered

San Francisco Mayor London Breed was heckled and jeered during a raucous community meeting Wednesday to discuss a controversial homeless center proposal along the city’s waterfront that has attracted dueling online fundraisers from critics and supporters.

Reparations bill wins new momentum in House

House legislation to form a commission to study whether black Americans should receive reparations for slavery is getting a significant boost from Democrats on the presidential campaign trail.

McConnell caught between Trump, GOP on disaster relief

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is being squeezed between President Trump and anxious members of his Republican conference on a disaster relief bill that has stalled over the charged issue of assistance for…