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Saying Their Names: Mourning the Loss of Terence Crutcher and Keith Lamont Scott

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Drew Konow,, 203-222-0055 September 23, 2016—As we continue to see violence enacted by the police on Black men, we at the Religious Institute say their names and mourn their deaths. Terence Crutcher. Keith Lamont Scott. Once
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Take Brave Action: Participate in the United for Abortion Coverage Week of Action

For 40 years, politicians have used the Hyde Amendment, which denies coverage for abortion for those insured through Medicaid, to interfere in women’s health decisions. For those struggling to make ends meet—including people of color, low-income women, young people, and immigran
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