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Politics Primer: What To Know Right Now & How To Help

At a time when the news feels overwhelming paralyzing, we are breaking down the latest headlines and offering tangible ways to make an impact.
Image credit: Planned Parenthood 

Image credit: Planned Parenthood 

Deciphering the current political landscape is challenging at best. Here are a few articles to help navigate what is at cost and what is on the horizon, as well as ways to helps those in need.  

Women's rights: The CEO of Planned Parenthood in Illinois has lots to say about withdrawing from Title X funding. And what is Title X? An explainer here, and how it impacts women. And here is a state-by-state guide to laws, waiting periods, and current restrictions. 

Equal pay: It's Black Women's Equal Pay Day today—nationally Black women earn 61 cents for every dollar white men earn—and here's the history on how such inequalities came to be. 

Migrant detention: Migrant families would face indefinite detention under Trump rule. Here is a primer on the Flores settlement, which was the policy for the detention and treatment of minors in immigration custody. And here is an idea of what happened after the ICE raid in Mississippi.

Gun control: The March for Our Lives movement unveiled a gun control plan that—they say—will will cut gun-related deaths by half over the next decade. There's indecision and waffling in current legislation maneuvers, and here a list of the current laws in each state.  

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Ways to help: 

Who to follow:
#istandwithpp
@fams2gether
@undocublack
@unitedwedream
@amazonwatch

Where to donate: 
The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services
Help immigrant children in Mississippi
The Amazon Rainforest
Equal Rights Advocates 

Is there something we missed? Please let us know in the comments below. 

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