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Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2017
Level County, City or Town
State(s) All States
Source SiX Action
Policy Areas Health, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance
For many women, the decision when and if to become a parent is one of the biggest choices they make. For decades, many on the far-right have sought to demonize women who seek abortions, defund providers who perform this vital, legal health care service, and criticize elected officials...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year -
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Local Progress
Policy Areas Children & Families, Health
This policy brief examines the problem of inaccessible abortion and outlines local policy solutions to address it, including providing local funding of abortion, creating a supportive culture for women's reproductive health decisions, ensuring access to unbiased information, and passing...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level County
State(s) All States
Source SiX Action
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Children & Families, Health, Democracy & Governance
Storytelling is a vulnerable way to share experiences and listen to another's perspective, particularly to shift a narrative and build connections between communities. Since the beginning of time, families and communities have used oral storytelling and written stories to share family...

Type Act or Session Law
Year 2013
Level County
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Dane County Board Of Supervisors
Policy Areas Health
This ordinance states that every contract entered into by the County for the provision of reproductive health services shall require the provider to provide all County clients with comprehensive, non-directive reproductive health care information, including but not limited to family...

Type Ordinance
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) Texas
Source Austin City Council
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Health
This resolution directs $100,000 to "Jane's Due Process" to provide logistical support services for abortion access. Jane's Due Process is a Texas-based nonprofit organization that helps young people confidentially access abortion by providing free legal support, 1-on-1 case management,...

Type Ordinance
Year 2003
Level City or Town
State(s) West Virginia
Source Defending RIghts and Dissent
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Civil Rights
This ordinance of the Council amends, modifies, and re-enacts Article 99 of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Huntington, as Revised, Concerning People's Bill of Rights, codifying: rights related to bearing arms, free speech, due process, and privacy; and the prohibition of unconstitutional...

Type Ordinance
Year 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) New York
Source New York City Council
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health, Housing, Public Safety
The ordinance prohibits unwanted physical contact to someone entering or exiting a reproductive health clinic or following or harassing someone within 15 feet of the clinic. It prohibits obstructing or blocking the premises to impede access, physically damaging or attempting to damage...

Type Ordinance
Year 2005
Level City or Town
State(s) Pennsylvania
Source Pittsburgh City Council
Policy Areas Housing, Public Safety, Health, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This ordinance restricts certain activities outside health care facilities to ensure patients have safe access to the entrance of facilities such as reproductive health clinics. The ordinance creates a fifteen-foot buffer zone around entrances to clinics in which individuals are prohibited...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) New York
Source New York Law Journal
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources
During the election on November 7, the voters in New York state will be presented with the ballot question, "Shall there be a convention to revise the constitution and amend the same?" If the referendum passes, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention will be elected in November...

Type Ordinance
Year 2013
Level City or Town, County
State(s) New Mexico
Source Bernalillo Board Of County Commissioners
Policy Areas Health, Housing, Public Safety
This ordinance prohibits any person, group of persons and/or association from engaging in picketing focused on and taking place in front of or next to a particular residence, without the express prior consent of the occupant(s). The intention of the ordinance is to protect physicians...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) New York
Source New York City
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Children & Families
The New York Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights provides employees with the right to overtime pay, a weekly day of rest, three paid rest days each year, and protections from sexual and racial harassment. This fact sheet describes some of the basic rights of workers as well as the responsibilities...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year -
Level State
State(s) All States
Source American Civil Liberties Union
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Children & Families
It is common for transgender parents who have come out or transitioned after having a child to have their gender transition raised as a basis to deny or restrict them from child custody or visitation. Many of these parents have been treated terribly by the courts because judges have...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year -
Level State
State(s) All States
Source National Center for Transgender Equality
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Housing
Recent federal guidance and regulations have greatly strengthened the housing rights of transgender people. This document lists the housing rights of transgender people (including the laws that protect them), answers common questions, and outlines how they can file complaints of housing...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
The State funding in the Ohio Civil Rights Commission's budget fell by a great amount. Such budget cuts make employee numbers fall, foring the agency to introduce low efficient online reporting systme. The agency is getting more efficient year by year but fewer staff may prolong the...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
A wide array of policies to increase voter participation should be adopted by state governments, including automatic voter registration, same-day registration, expansion of early voting and no-fault absentee and vote by mail statutes, voter registration modernization, and restoration...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year -
Level County
State(s) All States
Source National Center for Transgender Equality
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Public Safety, Health
In times of crisis, such as during the COVID-19 outbreak, trans, nonbinary people, and other vulnerable communities are at a higher risk of violence and discrimination. This guide has been prepared to ensure that trans and nonbinary people are aware of their legal rights and can make...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year -
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Lambda Legal
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Children & Families
Often times, misperceptions and prejudices about transgender people may fuel custody disputes; judges and adoption agencies sometimes try to stop transgender adults from bringing children into their lives and even try to remove them from their homes. This fact sheet addresses some...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year -
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) California
Source American Civil Liberties Union of California
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance
Democracy depends on the public’s right to know what its government is doing so it can hold officials accountable. California voters recognized the fundamental importance of public access to documents by enshrining the right of access in the state constitution. But the right of access...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) Minnesota
Source City Of Saint Paul
Policy Areas Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
The Saint Paul Right Track Initiative aims to help build a diverse pipeline of work-rady, skilled youth who will become the backbone of Saint Paul's future workplace....

Type Ordinance
Year 2011
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source San Francisco Board Of Supervisors
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety, Health
This ordinance prohibits crisis pregnancy centers and other limited services pregnancy centers from creating or disseminating false or misleading information about the services they do or do not provide. This misleading information can come from both stated and omitted information....

Type Ordinance
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) Maryland
Source City Of Takoma Park Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
This charter amendment resolution extends voting eligibility to residents who are or will be sixteen years of age before the next City of Takoma Park election. It also permits convicted felons on probation or parole to register for and vote in City of Takoma Park election. Further,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) Oregon
Source Institute for Policy Studies
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Community Development, Housing
Black people in Portland have been the most impacted by gentrification and displacement since 2000. The serial forced displacement of low income and communities of color in the name of New Urbanism - urban renewal of historically divested urban cores - is a public health crisis and...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2017
Level County
State(s) All States
Source SiX Action
Policy Areas Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Children & Families, Community Development, Public Spaces, Housing, Public Safety, Health, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
Outdated workplace policies have failed to keep pace with the demands on today's workforce, limiting our economic growth....

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year -
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source In the Public Interest
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement
Too often, public officials propose the privatization of public facilities, public goods, or contracting out vital public services, without getting the basic information that decision-makers and voters need to know to evaluate these transactions. By asking a handful of simple questions...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year -
Level State
State(s) All States
Source The Democracy Collaborative
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health, Children & Families
This paper focuses on gender-based oppression since it is both one of the fundamental characteristics of the current system and one that must be eliminated from any desirable alternative future system. The first section attempts to provide working definitions for key terms and a brief...

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