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  • Education
  • Health Care

Amplifying Science in the Courts to Protect Children’s Health

On behalf of leading medical professionals, we’re urging courts across the country to follow the law and science to protect children’s health.

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  • Civil Rights

California Tribal Families Coalition, et al. v. Azar

Fighting the Trump administration’s failure to count vulnerable foster youth on behalf of a coalition of Tribal governments, LGBTQ+ advocates, and foster youth organizations.

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  • Corruption
  • Labor

Texas Lawmakers, Public Servants, TX AFL-CIO et al. v. State of Texas

Fighting to stop Texas Gov. Abbott’s unconstitutional act to defund the separate and coequal Legislative Branch on behalf of state workers and the Texas AFL-CIO, and alongside a coalition of legislators and caucuses.

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The Latest

Conservation group presses court for ‘secret’ coal council records

Reuters / October 21, 2021

Pediatrician’s group asks judge to block Utah law on K-12 mask mandates

Fox 13 / October 6, 2021

Pediatrics Groups Back Families in Florida Mask Fight

Miami CBS` / October 13, 2021

Pediatricians group warns of COVID-19 spread among children

AP / September 29, 2021

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Buddies Tried to Get the VA to Sell Access to Veterans’ Medical Records

ProPublica / September 27, 2021
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45 Ways We Stopped Abuses of Power And Defended Democracy

Over the course of its long four years in power, the 45th administration presented extraordinary challenges to the rule of law and sound policymaking. There certainly was a lot to do — and we’ve gotten a lot done.

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In statehouses, courtrooms, and communities across the country, we still see threats to democracy every day. Democracy Forward is expanding to use new strategies that oppose abuses of power and fight for the promise of democracy on behalf of all Americans.

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