Donald Trump's continued insistance that teachers be armed to prevent more school shootings completely misses the mark.
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Time is running out. While President Trump set March as the official deadline for ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, every day Dreamers—undocumented immigrants who came to this country as children and could be eligible for DACA—are being deported.
We reached out to Wells Fargo, the bank of choice for the NRA, and asked it to value children and teachers over guns by cutting ties with the NRA. But Wells Fargo chose the NRA and gun manufacturers.
As the House was gutting the Affordable Care Act, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) introduced the Nurse Staffing Standards for Hospital Patient Safety and Quality Care Act of 2017. Write your members of Congress now and urge them to support safe staffing levels for nurses and health professionals.
The Koch brothers, the DeVos family and other wealthy, anti-union corporate interests are attempting to use the Supreme Court to try to take away our voice and our union.
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello and his education secretary are using Hurricane Maria and the island’s bankruptcy case as excuses to close down 283 more public schools. This is on top of the 167 schools they already closed late last year. This will hurt more than 60,000 students and 6,000 educators.