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1. Historic Increase as Food Stamp Benefits Jump 25 Percent What You Need To Know: The Biden administration announced a historic expansion to the nation’s food stamp program that will begin in October. Predictions indicate this decision will give more than 40 million Americans about 30% more to spend on groceries. 2. Democratic House Majority […]

1. Biden Presses Congress to Let Medicare Negotiate Drug Prices What You Need To Know: Statistics indicate that on average, Americans pay two to three times as much as people in other countries for prescription drugs and one in four  Americans struggle to afford their medications. 2. 2020 Census Sparks Redistricting, Reveals Historic Drop in […]

1. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Resigning Over Sexual Harassment What You Need To Know: One year after being lauded for his leadership in handling his state’s fight against coronavirus, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his resignation. 2. Senator Raphael Warnock Crafts Bill to Combat Georgia’s Voting Suppression Law What You Need To Know: […]

1. Democrats Release $3.5 Trillion Budget What You Need To Know: As the U.S. Senate prepares to pass the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill as early as Tuesday, Democrats have released their plans for a $3.5 trillion budget. 2. Renters Urged to Seek Help Amid Legal Battle Over New Moratorium What You Need To Know: […]

1. Voter Education Focuses on the Future What You Need To Know: For decades, Rock the Vote, the nonpartisan voter education program, has dedicated its efforts to build the political power of young people. 2. Political Machinations Continue in Texas What You Need To Know: The Texas legislature’s first special session ended Friday. Less than […]

1. No Time to Lose: Get in Good Trouble What You Need To Know: The Voting Rights Act of 1965, signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, on this day 56 years ago, aimed to overcome legal barriers at the state and local levels that prevented Black people from exercising their right to vote […]

1. Democrats Face Crucial August Deadline to Pass Voting Rights Bill What You Need To Know: As a self-imposed August deadline to pass federal voting rights legislation nears, Democrats on Capitol Hill are working to break a months-long stalemate in passing a new law. 2. National Eviction Ban Extended, Again What You Need To Know: […]

1. Politicians Return to Homes While Millions Lose Theirs What You Need To Know: Hours after the expiration of the moratorium to stop the  evictions of millions of Americans affected by the coronavirus pandemic, efforts began to kick thousands of people from their homes.  2. Moral March Ends in Texas Capitol, Continues Today in D.C […]