President Obama's recent budget proposal includes a number of dangerous austerity measures that stand to harm poor and middle class families and threaten the economy. Reflecting the destructive idea that we can fix our economic crisis by weakening social programs key to a healthy economy, the plan suggests grave cuts to Social Security.
Please urge President Obama and Congress to take Social Security off the table and negotiate a final budget that doesn't include unnecessary austerity measures. More »
US immigration policy has long centered on massive detention and deportation operations, encouraging expansion of racial profiling and over-policing of Black and brown communities. Demand immigration reform that protects the rights of all aspiring Americans. More »
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Making history last week, the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the 2010 Fair Sentencing Act is retroactive — meaning that thousands of individuals currently imprisoned under the discriminatory 100:1 crack/powder cocaine disparity may apply for sentence reduction. In 2010 the Fair Sentencing Act reduced the original disparity to 18:1, and for years advocates have been concerned that the new ratio only applied to people sentenced and charged after 2010.
The Court required the Fair Sentencing Act be retroactive in order to comply with anti-discrimination principles of the Equal Protection Clause. The decision marks a major win in the fight against the so called War on Drugs, and means a real chance at freedom for thousands of Black people unjustly imprisoned. More »