If you stop to notice what’s going right, you’ll find it. Our team at AoCC researches the best news in American democracy and the world as a reminder that our voices together do lead to positive change. Keep reading!
- The Biden administration pauses approval for what would be the nation’s largest natural gas export terminal.
- Seven senators hold a briefing to hear firsthand from Americans about the harmful effects of abortion bans on people seeking pregnancy termination and other reproductive healthcare.
- The HHS Dept. creates the Office of Long COVID Research and Practice to address the long-term symptoms and healthcare needs of those suffering from post-acute COVID-19.
- Federal officials can remove razor wire from the Rio Grande intended to violently deter people from reaching the U.S.-Mexico border.
- MA bans life without parole sentences for people under 21.
- NY passes a law to protect pollinators, other wildlife, and humans from the effects of neurotoxic pesticides.
- 5,200 aspiring American residents of Marin County, CA can now access full Medi-Cal coverage under expanded program eligibility.
- Minneapolis Public Schools ensure the services of librarians at each of their more than 60 schools, and the rate of book checkouts skyrockets.
- The Repro Legal Defense Fund shares two self-managed abortion pill regimens on their social media accounts.
- FlowerSong Press wins a Community of Literary Magazines and Presses award for championing the writing of people of color.
- The Energy Information Administration begins tracking electricity consumption by cryptocurrency mining companies in order to address mining activities’ impact on power grids and carbon emissions.
- The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants donates a year’s supply of period pads for up to 5,000 menstruating youth living in Kenyan refugee camps.
- De’Shawn Washington is named Massachusetts’ Teacher of the Year, becoming the first Black male educator to receive the honor in the state.
- The deforestation rate of the Amazon rainforest halved in 2023.
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