The Postal Service is Struggling: What Does it Mean for November’s Election?

In recent months, it has becoming increasingly clear that the United States Postal Service is struggling to stay afloat, especially in the wake of COVID-19. The Postal Service has been hemorrhaging funds for many years now, but the reduction in income that was brought on by COVID-19 has sparked controversial action on the part ofContinue reading “The Postal Service is Struggling: What Does it Mean for November’s Election?”

Kamala Harris: Biden’s Historic Choice

In a historic decision announced last week, Kamala Harris is to be Joe Biden’s running mate for the 2020 presidential election. While there was incredible speculation as to who his running mate would be, many political analysts and commenters suspected that Harris would be the most logical decision (despite the sometimes heated exchanges between theContinue reading “Kamala Harris: Biden’s Historic Choice”

COVID-19 Vaccine: When Can we Expect it, and How Much Will it Cost?

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an incredible push for a vaccine against the virus to be made widely available across the world. Countries like the United States have been opening businesses prematurely in order to return to normalcy, but with the reopen has come an overwhelming surge of new cases;Continue reading “COVID-19 Vaccine: When Can we Expect it, and How Much Will it Cost?”

Unemployment Aid is Expiring: What Next?

As more and more states across the country report thousands of new COVID-19 cases daily, the extra funds made available to support unemployed Americans through the pandemic have expired. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress in late March, and provided over $2 trillion in direct economic relief toContinue reading “Unemployment Aid is Expiring: What Next?”

Students Get Relief: International Student Directive Rescinded

On July 15, the Department of Homeland Security rescinded the controversial July 6th directive that would have required international students to take at least some in-person coursework to stay in the United States. This directive was immediately and passionately protested not only by international students, but by universities and allies across the country. The initialContinue reading “Students Get Relief: International Student Directive Rescinded”

Resetting the Local Economy After COVID-19: What’s Next?

On July 9th, the Institute for Local Government, CSAC Finance Corporation, and Kosmont Companies hosted a webinar highlighting the economic hurdles that local governments and private investors are facing in the wake of COVID-19. While the webinar focused in on California’s changing economic landscape, the panelists emphasized that the potential ramifications should be very similarContinue reading “Resetting the Local Economy After COVID-19: What’s Next?”

Executive Order to Waive Environmental Reviews: How Could it Affect the Environment?

Nearly a month ago on June 4th, President Trump quietly signed an executive order that waived long-standing environmental review policies to expedite federal approval for development projects across the US. The administration justified this order by declaring that the United States is in an economic emergency brought on by COVID-19. By declaring an economic emergency,Continue reading “Executive Order to Waive Environmental Reviews: How Could it Affect the Environment?”

DACA Supreme Court Ruling: How will it affect DACA moving forward?

In a huge win for DACA recipients across the country, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the Trump administration cannot shut down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The program has allowed over 800,000 young people who were brought into the country as children to avoid deportation, and continue to live and workContinue reading “DACA Supreme Court Ruling: How will it affect DACA moving forward?”

Protesting and DACA: What You Need to Know Before You Protest

As protests in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Breanna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery continue across the country, there are many unknowns concerning the rights of those protesting. As Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have been actively supporting law enforcement at many protests, undocumented immigrants and DACAContinue reading “Protesting and DACA: What You Need to Know Before You Protest”

Potential “Just Cause” Evictions Ordinance in Los Angeles

In January of this year, the Los Angeles City Council passed a motion requesting that the City Attorney’s office investigate statewide eviction protection laws that could potentially be adopted in Los Angeles. The motion cited a 2019 study conducted by Public Council and the UCLA School of Law that estimated over 500,000 eviction proceedings hadContinue reading “Potential “Just Cause” Evictions Ordinance in Los Angeles”

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