Category Archives: Human & Civil Rights

31 Oct
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Jon Komorowski, Chief Public Defender of Whatcom County, Part 2, Oct 31

  Jon Komorowski, Chief Public Defender of Whatcom County, Part 2 Oct 31, 2017 Interview by Lori Province: Jon explains in more detail why public defenders are so important to the justice system. For more information, go to https://www.opd.wa.gov/ or ...

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24 Oct
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Jon Komorowski, Chief Public Defender of Whatcom County, Part 1, Oct 24

  Jon Komorowski, Chief Public Defender of Whatcom County, Part 1 Oct. 24, 2017 Interview by Lori Province: Jon explains why public defenders are so important to the justice system. We Do The Work Comment: >  Most Texan Republicans are ...

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22 Aug
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Aneelah Afzali, Executive Director of MAPS-AMEN, Aug 22

  Aneelah Afzali, Executive Director MAPS-AMEN (American Muslim Empowerment Network), Aug. 22, 2017 Interview by Gary Kanter: Aneelah talks about Islam and the local Muslim community. For more information, go to http://www.mapsredmond.org/. And learn how to combat Islamophobia by going ...

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08 Aug
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April Sims, Washington State Labor Council Field Director, Aug. 8

  April Sims, Washington State Labor Council Field Director Aug. 8, 2017 Interview by Lori Province: April describes the new WSLC training program on how union members and leaders can have a conversation about racism in the workplace. For more ...

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20 Sep
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Angelica Guillen, Farm Worker, Educator, Activist, & Poet, Part 2

  Angelica Guillen, Farm Worker, Educator, Activist, and Poet, Part 2 Sept. 20, 2016 Interview:  Angelica talks about her life after growing up in a migrant camp, her father, being an educator, as an activist as well as reading some ...

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27 Jun
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Washington Democrats Laud Supreme Court Ruling Upholding Women’s Right to Choose

On June 27, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in Whole Woman’s  Health v. Hellerstedt that a Texas law restricting women’s access to safe, legal abortion care is unconstitutional. Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt is the first major Supreme Court ...

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22 Jun
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House Sit-in Draws Attention to Inaction on Gun Violence Prevention

All eight Democrats in Washington state’s congressional delegation were among dozens of House and Senate Democrats who staged a sit-in on the House floor on Wednesday to demand a vote on gun control legislation, King 5 News reported. The lawmakers ...

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12 Feb
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Sen. Murray Leads Push to Ensure Unaccompanied Children Have Legal Representation in Immigration Court

Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), along with Senators Harry Reid (D-NV), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) introduced theFair Day in Court for Kids Act, which would require unaccompanied children and vulnerable individuals to be provided ...

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05 Feb
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Washington Voting Rights Act Passes House of Representatives

A revised version of the Washington Voting Rights Act passed out of the Washington State House of Representatives with full support of the House Democrats, including 40th District representatives Kristine Lytton and Jeff Morris. Not a single Republican supported the ...

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02 Feb
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Dr. Robert Forrant on Bread and Roses Strike

On February 2, 2016 We Do the Work host Rich Austin spoke with Dr. Robert Forrant, University of Massachusetts-Lowell History Professor, who shared the real story of the Bread and Roses Strike begun by mostly immigrant women. For more information on ...

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