BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Emails and phone calls from same-sex couples, worried about the legal status of their marriages and keeping their children, flooded attorney Sydney Duncan’s office within hours of the Supreme Court’s decision eliminating the constitutional right to abortion.
ESSEX, Vt. (AP) — Before the pandemic, there was no room in the budget for Kate Murphy’s children to buy lunch at school. She and her husband would buy in bulk and make bag lunches at home. So the free school meals that were made available to students nationwide amid the crisis have brought welcome relief, especially since her husband lost his job last year at a bakery company that closed.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Thursday amended a bill that would have let preteens be vaccinated against a range of health conditions without their parents’ consent, instead raising the proposed minimum age to 15, which would still be among the youngest in the U.S.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on the aftermath of mass shootings, with guests;
Andy Pelosi, Executive Director of Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus; Anita Busch, Co-Founder of National Compassion Fund and President of Victim’s First; Scott Richman, Regional Director NY\NJ of Anti-defamation League; & Eric Mace, Leadership Council & Advocate of Victim’s First.
After the mass shooting at a Texas elementary school, schools around the country pledged to boost security measures and increased the presence of law enforcement on campus — partly to reassure parents and students.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on supporting and empowering AAPI Youth, w/ guests; Vanessa Leung, Co-Executive Director of American Asian Coalition for Children and Families Inc.; Kyle Ka Fai Chan, Program Director of Community Youth Center of San Francisco; & Faaluaina Pritchard, Executive Director of Asia Pacific Cultural Center.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on maternal health, with guests; Marianne Fray, CEO of Maternity Care Coalition; Sinsi Hernández-Cancio, Vice President for Health Justice of National Partnership for Women and Families Inc.; & Kristin Rowe- Finkbeiner, Executive Director & CEO of MomsRising Together.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on gun violence in schools, with guests;
Robyn Thomas, Executive Director of The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence; Daud Mumin, Co-Chair of Board of March For Our Lives Action Fund; Po Murray, Co-Founder & Chairwoman of Newtown Action Alliance; & Lori Alhadeff, CEO & Vice Chair of Board of Make Our Schools Safe.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s Democratic governor on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would bar transgender girls and women from participating in school sports matching their gender identity from sixth grade through college.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion about supporting the transgender community, with guests; Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen, Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality & Susan Halla, Board President of TransParent.