Alabama’s Legislature Wages War on the Poor

Alabama’s Legislature Wages War on the Poor

Alabama made headlines last week over a dispute between the Democratic City of Birmingham and the Republican state legislature on whether the city can pass a law to increase its minimum wage higher than the federal mandate. Continue reading “Alabama’s Legislature Wages War on the Poor”

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Maryland Could Lead the Nation on Police Reform

Maryland Could Lead the Nation on Police Reform

For months Progressive Maryland members and allies have been working to raise awareness of the critical need for police reform in Maryland ahead of this year’s state legislative session. Starting as a door-knocking campaign by members of our Prince George’s chapter–Progressive Prince George’s–the movement to bring legislative authority to the public’s demand for police reform has led to the creation of a statewide coalition known as the Maryland Coalition for Justice and Police Accountability and a showdown at the statehouse with Maryland’s institutions of policing. Continue reading “Maryland Could Lead the Nation on Police Reform”