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Republicans have put Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress; state legislatures are missing people from working-class jobs, and FDA has advice for formulating the next COVID vaccine for a new strain.

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House Republicans vote to hold AG Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress. The Senate battles it out over federal protections for in vitro fertilization. North Dakota becomes the first state to impose an age cutoff to run for Congress.

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Rural America's job growth is up, but still hasn't recovered from the pandemic, about one in five rural Americans lives in a town with a prison, rural women seeking birth control have a new option, and dark skies beckon as summer arrives.

Civic Engagement & Voting

A new Colorado law provides local and tribal governments with science-based resources for siting and permitting new renewable-energy projects, including maps identifying sensitive wildlife habitat. (Adobe Stock)

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

New resources available to site CO clean-energy projects, protect wildlife

To reach 100% clean energy by 2040 - a move seen as critical for averting the worst impacts of climate change - Colorado must generate five times more…

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Think Big is a national narrative learning community seeking to fill the gap in the progressive communications infrastructure. Think Big Alabama is powered by Topos Partnership in cooperation with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. (Adobe Stock)

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Alabama groups launch training to increase community advocacy

Alabama groups are empowering residents to influence community policies with a new training program. Alabama Arise and Alabama Values are launching …

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A 538 poll shows former President Donald is ahead of President Biden by almost 5.5 points in Nevada. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Monday, June 10, 2024

NV progressive groups react to Trump Las Vegas campaign rally

Donald Trump held a rally on Sunday in Las Vegas - one of his first since being convicted by a New York jury late last month. The former president …

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Monday, June 10, 2024

Controversial AZ immigration measure faces legal challenge

A controversial immigration bill could allow Arizona law enforcement to arrest people who are found to be illegally crossing the U.S. - Mexico border…

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In 2023, college-age voters had a large presence in Wisconsin's high-stakes state Supreme Court election. This year, civic engagement groups believe the demographic will be even more active at the polls. (Adobe Stock)
Long-term strategies unfold to energize young rural voters

As the 2024 election inches closer, candidates and civic engagement organizers are likely to try and connect with younger voters but for college-age …

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The Brennan Center for Justice reports voters in almost half the country will face new voting restrictions in the upcoming general election. (Adobe Stock)
Common Cause Indiana may challenge restrictive voting laws

An Indiana watchdog group said it is considering legal action in response to new state voting laws the group believes disenfranchise voters. Julia …

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As of today, there are 154 days until the November General Election. (simbos/Adobe Stock)
In unseasonably warm temperatures, NM voters head to the polls

New Mexico voters are headed to the polls today, where all 42 state Senate and 70 state House seats technically are up for grabs - although many are …

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With the online tool Ballot Builder, advocates are working to make voting easier, more accessible and efficient for Indigenous people living on Montana's seven reservations. (Adobe Stock)
MT goes live with online tool for Indigenous voters

Indigenous leaders in Montana have announced the release of an online tool to help Native voters learn about the issues and candidates on the ballot…

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Nevada organization aims to mobilize Latino voters

Latinos make up a significant chunk of Nevada's population, and one local organization wants to encourage Latino voters in the Silver State to …

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On the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's 2022 Rural Poll, nearly 40% of rural Nebraskans reported they had volunteered at least a few times a month over the previous year. (Prostock-studio/Adobe Stock)
AARP Nebraska seeks nominees for highest state volunteer award

AARP Nebraska is looking for nominations for the 2024 Andrus Award for Community Service. The award honors an individual or couple over age 50 …

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Presidential elections in Michigan have been close lately, with Trump winning by about 11,000 votes in 2016 and Biden capturing the state by about 150,000 in 2020. (Ayman Haykal)
MI seen as 'must have' state for Biden or Trump win

Political experts have deemed Michigan a swing state, not knowing which way it's going to vote in this year's presidential election. They say …

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The guilty verdict in Donald Trump's hush-money case will likely spur more debate about the former president being a frontrunner in the race for the White House, and how his legal issues may complicate the election. (Adobe Stock)
WI organizer: Trump verdict shows key institutions can still function

On the heels of Donald Trump's felony convictions Thursday, a civic-engagement organizer in Wisconsin says the court process that unfolded provides …

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