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Voting Laws Roundup 2019

Brennan Center For Justice
D.C. isn’t the only place where there’s momentum for expanding access to the ballot.

A Coup in Guatemala is the Real Emergency

Elizabeth Oglesby The Hill
Rep. Norma Torres (D-Calif.) linked Guatemala's entrenched corruption to international migration, saying that the crises created by Guatemala's "mafioso" government are "why children leave their homes and risk their lives to come here."

Are We Prepared to Pay the Price for Farmworker Justice?

Olivia Heffernan openDemocracy
Migrant farmworkers picking cabbages in Ohio.
By romanticizing local farms and assuming that ‘local’ means ‘moral,’ many miss the fact that whether produce is sent to a giant warehouse or a ‘farm to table’ restaurant, the farmworkers are denied the protections granted all other hourly workers.

Rural Communities Don't Use Uber and Lyft

Aditi Shrikant Vox
Transportation experts see Uber and Lyft as the future. But rural communities still don’t use them. Only 19 percent of Americans in rural areas use ride-hailing apps.

L.A. Teachers Prepare to Strike

Nelson Lichtenstein Dissent
A teachers strike scheduled to begin Monday Jan.14 appears imminent after United Teachers Los Angeles on Friday declared an impasse over a revised offer by the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Au Pairs Win $65.5 Million Deal in Denver Suit

Au Pairs Win $65.5 Million Deal in Denver Suit Boston Globe
Nearly 100,000 au pairs, mostly women, who worked in American homes over the past decade will be entitled to payment under the proposed settlement filed in Denver federal court.

Friday Nite Videos | January 11, 2019

Portside
Stacey Abrams | How to Respond to Setbacks. Robert Reich: The Big Economic Switcheroo. Trump Will 'Definitely' Declare A National Emergency, 'Probably'. What Is Emergence? Surviving R. Kelly: Bonus