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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 […]

1. Raw, Tearful Testimony on Day 1 of Investigation into January 6 Insurrection What You Need To Know: More than six months after the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, law enforcement officers testified before the House select committee Tuesday as if they were testifying on January 7. 2. 1 in 3 U.S. States […]

1. Activists March to End Filibuster, Passage of Voting Laws What You Need To Know: The fight for federal voting legislation and against restrictive state voting bills continues this week in Texas. 2. Unsung Hero of Civil Rights, Robert Parris Moses, Dies at 86 What You Need To Know: Civil rights activist Robert Parris Moses […]

1. Pelosi Appoints Rogue Republican to January 6 Commission What You Need To Know: U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the appointment of another Republican to the bipartisan select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. 2. Just Ahead of R.Kelly Trial, New Allegations What You Need To Know: As R. […]

1. Pelosi Shocks GOP With Rejection of Reps for Capitol Attack Committee What You Need To Know: It’s been six months since the Capitol insurrection and after a failed attempt to create an independent, bipartisan commission, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has created a select committee to investigate the January 6 attack. 2. New Leader for […]

1. France Honors Rev. Jesse Jackson with the Legion d’Honneur What You Need To Know: You may now call him “Monsieur Commander of the Legion of Honor.” Rev. Jesse Jackson was awarded France’s highest honor Monday by President Emmanuel Macron. 2. Mandela Barnes Announces Run to Become Wisconsin’s First Black Senator What You Need To […]