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RBG’s Passing Is a Monumental Loss for the LGBTQ+ Community

"Without her influence and legacy, none of those landmark rulings would have ever been possible."

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in 2019 in Iowa. The presidential candidate was in North Carolina Wednesday to talk raising the minimum wage and economic justice, particularly for Black Americans. (Image via Shutterstock)
Joe Biden Promises to Raise Minimum Wage and Invest in Schools

Joe Biden said in North Carolina Wednesday that he would improve the lives of Black Americans through economic and educational programs.

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8 Bills Senate Republicans Are Ignoring as They Fight to Fill RBG’s Seat

The list of bills passed by the Democratic-controlled House that are languishing in the Republican-led Senate totaled 395 in February, and has grown longer with the pandemic.

A scene from a protest held on May 30, 2020, in Philadelphia, after the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis on May 25 2020. (Shantanu Saha via Shutterstock)
Philadelphia Bans Police Chokeholds

City Council also banned officers from kneeling on a suspect's neck and using similar types of restraints.

In this May 28, 2020, file photo, mail-in primary election ballots are processed at the Chester County Voter Services office in West Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
PA Mailed Ballots Can’t Be Discarded Over Signature, State Says

The Pennsylvania Dept. of State issued the new guidance in response to a lawsuit that said more than 26,000 mail-in ballots were not counted in the primary because of signatures.

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, left, talks with Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., before a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on the Postal Service on Capitol Hill, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Washington. (Tom Williams/Pool via AP)
Postmaster General Should ‘Resign, or Be Fired,’ Experts Testify in Congressional Hearing

Republican mega donor Louis DeJoy’s various dealings have also garnered criticism from members of his own political party.

In this Aug. 24, 2020, file photo, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testifies during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on the Postal Service on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump says he's open to an investigation of  DeJoy after some of DeJoy's former employees said they felt pressured to donate to GOP candidates. (Tom Williams/Pool via AP)
Senate Finds Mail-Order Prescriptions Are Delayed Under DeJoy—But That’s Not His Only Problem

“All of the mail-order pharmacies that are heavily reliant on USPS for delivery of mail-order drugs reported an increase in average delivery times, ranging from 18% to 32%."