The anti-abortion movement at the local level

Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn

In June of 2021, Manatee County, Florida enabled further research into strict anti-abortion policy similar to the Heartbeat Bill in Texas. The county’s proposal aims to “restrict abortions and create incentives for women served through the county’s pregnancy program to give birth.” The Commissioner leading the effort also proposed a “grant for children whose mothers were assisted through the county’s crisis pregnancy program” and other anti-abortion incentives.

In 1973, the Supreme Court upheld a woman’s choice to an abortion as a Constitutional right yet it is now being almost completely restricted at the local level. Even with this example in…

When Will the Biden Administration Address Police Brutality?

Daunte Wright and his two-year old child | Katie Wright (cropped)

This weekend another Black American was victim to police brutality: Daunte Wright was shot and killed by police at approximately 1:40 PM on Sunday. This occurred at Brooklyn Center, MN, a suburb of the Twin Cities (Minneapolis and St. Paul), where Derek Chauvin’s trial is happening. Daunte Wright was 20 years old when a member of the police force unilaterally made the choice to end his life. The young Black man was the father of a two year old.

According to Daunte’s mother, Katy Wright, she received a call from her son at 1:40 PM with him saying that he…

Harmful Representation and Misinformation

Candace Owens speaking with attendees at the 2019 Student Action Summit hosted by Turning Point USA at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, FL | Gage Skidmore/flickr, Candace Owens

Much is uncertain about the 2024 Presidential election for both Democrats and Republicans. Who will be the candidates? What will be the debate topics? And how will they campaign? Yet, we know that a second run for the presidency by Trump will not be the same as in 2016. He is no longer an outsider and now lacks the wealth aura portrayed through the 2000s. He has also lost many of his tools towards powerful populism; for instance, Twitter’s indefinite ban of his account. This leaves his Republican base looking for another leader in radicalism and hatred.

Candace Owens became…

United States Senate chamber | Eric Haynes/The New Political

California Governor Gavin Newsom Appoints Alex Padilla to Fill the Vacancy

According to the Census Bureau, there are approximately 21.72 million Black women who make up the United States population. If political representation were perfect, almost seven Senate seats would be filled by Black women. Despite this, Black women have no representation in the upper chamber of Congress. This is because the current sole Black female Senator, Kamala Harris (CA), was sworn in as Vice-President on January 20 and consequently vacated her Senate seat.

The lacking representation for the demographic group is appalling and a symbol of the disparities that we have yet to resolve in America. Black women are one…

President-Elect Joe Biden held a press conference to introduce key members of his national security team | 11/23/2020 | Office of the President-Elect

Black People at the Forefront of American International Policy

On 23 November, President-Elect Joe Biden introduced Linda Thomas-Greenfield as the nominee for the United Nations (UN) Ambassador position. In her remarks, she stated,

“America is back, multilateralism is back, diplomacy is back.”

This reversal back to the olden days of international cooperation led by the United States will be overseen by Secretary of State nominee Antony Blinken. A long-time diplomat with two decades of experience, Blinken is prepared to implement necessary policies at the international level. His experience as Deputy Secretary of State and Thomas-Greenfield’s as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs solidify the representation of domestic interests…

Francis Garcia

(he/him) Politics and Social Justice Writer

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