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Congressional Democrats Need to Take Lesson from Texas

Congressional Democrats Need to Take Lesson from Texas

As Texas state Democratic lawmakers on Monday undertook a daring effort to deny their Republican colleagues the quorum needed to ram through a sweeping voter suppression package, progressive advocates and observers implored congressional Democrats to act boldly to protect U.S. democracy from the GOP onslaught.

Darnella Frazier Receives Pulitzer Special Citation

Darnella Frazier Receives Pulitzer Special Citation

Darnella Frazier, the Minnesota teen whose cellphone video recording of Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd’s neck last May was key piece of prosecution evidence in the trial the ended with the former Minneapolis police officer’s murder conviction, received an honorary Pulitzer Prize on Friday.

Fact Hero: Benjamin Ferencz — Former Prosecutor of the Nuremberg Trials

Fact Hero: Benjamin Ferencz — Former Prosecutor of the Nuremberg Trials

Benjamin Ferencz became Chief Prosecutor for the United States in The Einsatzgruppen Case, which the Associated Press called “the biggest murder trial in history.” Twenty-two defendants were charged with murdering over a million people. He was only twenty-seven years old. It was his first case.

Fact Hero: Alice Paul, the Women’s Right to Vote and the ERA

Fact Hero: Alice Paul, the Women’s Right to Vote and the ERA

Alice Paul is one of the most influential and significant advocates for women’s rights in history. Along with Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and scores of others, she advocated for and helped secure passage of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, granting women the right to vote.

Fact Hero: Darnella Frazier

Fact Hero: Darnella Frazier

If not for Darnella Frazier’s quick thinking, Derek Chauvin might still be a Minneapolis police officer. Instead, Chauvin is behind bars.

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