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A Presidential Candidate Is Speaking Out About Voter Suppression

Presidential candidates have rarely talked about voting rights and threats to election integrity in recent years, but that appears to be changing. Recently, Sen. Kamala Harris (CA) stressed that the right to vote “is under attack” and noted the devastating impact that voter suppression has on US elections. She also asked Congress to make Election Day a national holiday and to institute automatic voter registration.

Via: WhoWhatWhy

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This School Replaced Detention With Meditation. The Results Are Stunning.

Instead of punishing disruptive kids, Baltimore’s Robert W. Coleman Elementary School has something called the Mindful Moment Room instead. The room looks nothing like your standard windowless detention room. It’s filled with lamps, decorations and plush purple pillows. Misbehaving kids are encouraged to sit in the room and go through practices like breathing or meditation, helping them calm down and re-center.

Via: Upworthy

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We Are (Still) The 99 Percent

Occupy Wall Street was seen as a failure when it ended in 2011. But it’s helped transform the American left and is in many ways responsible for the some of the most prominent ideas in the Democratic Party right now: free college, a $15 minimum wage and combating climate change. It was also a training ground for some of the most effective organizers on the left today.

Via: VOX

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Titans Issue Statement Against Anti-LGBT Legislation During NFL Draft

“The Tennessee Titans oppose discrimination in any form,” said the statement referring to anti-LGBT legislation currently being considered in the Tennessee General Assembly. “Discriminatory legislation hurts all of us … We would encourage our elected officials to keep us on a path that protects all our citizens, our growth and our economy.”

Via: The Tennessean

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Iowa’s Longest-Serving GOP Lawmaker Ditches The Republicans Because Of Trump

State Rep. Andy McKean announced Tuesday that because of President Trump, he will be joining the Democratic Party, calling Trump “a poor example for the nation and particularly for our children.” McKean, who has served in both Iowa’s Senate and House chambers, identified with the Republican Party for 35 years before Tuesday’s announcement.

Via: CNN