Neil Gorsuch’s 2008 decision was unanimously overturned by the Supreme Court. The rights of disabled children are now protected.immigration
More Supreme Court kudos: A positive ruling on gerrymandering:“Voters should choose their elected officials, not the other way around.”
After Trump withdrew federal guidelines protecting transgender students, several state and local officials wasted no time announcing they would continue protecting transgender students, and Trans Lifeline received so many donations that their website crashed.
The New York Times is expanding their climate team, stating: “As the earth’s temperature continues to break records, climate and environmental reporting is taking on new urgency. The Times is expanding its coverage of the globe’s changing climate and the political, economic, technological and social consequences, from scientific research to the decisions of CEOs to the struggles of people living in places that are increasingly vulnerable to the effects of change.”
This week, ING became the first bank to sell its stake in the Dakota Access Pipeline!
Carbon emissions in the US and China reduced this year. The world is flat (on carbon emmissions).
Representive Beth Fukumoto switched from Republican to Democrat, the Hawaii State House member cited racism and sexism
Maryland’s Republican governor announced his support for a fracking ban, saying it’s “an important initiative to safeguard our environment.”
The Iron Workers are the first building trade union to announce paid maternity leave for their members, and real-life Rosie the Riveters are getting a national day of recognition. As honoree Marian Sousa, 91, rightly pointed out: “It’s about time.”