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January 7, 2019

Voting Rights/Demoracy California

On the rise? The Central Valley is beating the Bay Area and L.A. in key measures

Andy Levine — a chapter director with Faith in the Valley, a faith-based organization focused on social justice issues in the Valley — expects many Valley communities to talk this …

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January 5, 2019

Immigrant Justice California

San Diego proposes housing asylum-seeking migrants at closed juvenile detention facility

In recent weeks, as releases surpassed available beds, the shelter has frequently had to use a secondary location as an overflow space, but that approach is not sustainable, shelter leaders …

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January 4, 2019

Immigrant Justice District of Columbia, Maryland

Salvadoran Mother of Three Takes Sanctuary in Maryland Church

And in Maryland, a Salvadoran mother of three U.S. citizens has taken sanctuary in a Unitarian Universalist church as she fights possible deportation. Rosa Gutierrez Lopez took refuge in the …

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January 4, 2019

Immigrant Justice District of Columbia, Maryland

Salvadoran mother facing deportation finds sanctuary in Maryland church

Gutierrez Lopez was detained at the U.S.-Mexico border in 2005 after fleeing El Salvador because she said she feared for her life. Authorities released her and ordered her to appear …

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January 4, 2019

Criminal Justice New Jersey

Civil rights groups push N.J. Gov. Murphy to sign bill for independent investigations of police-involved fatalities

“Whenever this type of force is used and a life is taken, is it that much to ask for an independent review?” Sweeney said in an interview this week. “Give …

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January 4, 2019

Clergy Organizing Missouri

Columbia solidarity march scheduled for Jan. 19

The Mid-Missouri Solidarity Network has organized its third Solidarity March for Jan. 19 in conjunction with the nationwide Women’s Marches on the same day. According to the event’s Facebook page, there …

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