Who needs a good dose of good news? I do!
The regular news cycle, especially under this administration, is endless and oppressing in its negativity. Taking a break to notice when things have gone well is important. (It’s also an important factor in avoiding burnout.)
Here are 15 stories that have happened recently with a positive spin!
🔹 Moms Demand Action activists and others stopped the Arizona legislature from allowing guns in school parking lots, a number of other bad legislation in Tennessee, and permitless concealed carry in Alabama. (via What Went Right)
🔹 Oregon restricted U.S. immigration agents from making arrests in state’s courthouses. (via AoCC)
🔹 Thanks to years of hard work by the International Refugee Assistance Project a legal settlement was reached with the administration that will allow almost 2,700 children living in Central America to safely reunite with their parents, who reside in the U.S. under protected status, by allowing them to apply for refugee status without having to travel through dangerous conditions to reach the United States border. (via What Went Right)
🔹 Virginia becomes the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. (via AoCC)
🔹 Utah banned the discredited “conversion therapy” for LGBTQ minors, making them the 19th state to do so. (via NPR)
🔹 Life just got a little better for DACA recipients in Arkansas with the governor signing two bills allowing them to access nursing licenses and in-state tuition rates at public universities. (via What Went Right)
🔹 Asset management company BlackRock divests $500 million from coal-related businesses. (via AoCC)
🔹 The New Hampshire legislature voted to end the state’s death penalty. (via What Went Right)
🔹 The U.S. Senate unanimously passes the Save Our Seas 2.0 Act to address the plastic debris crisis threatening coastal economies and harming marine life. (via AoCC)
🔹 Inmates in Washington state prisons will still get to receive and read used books from non-profits after officials were shamed into reversing their initial ban by public uproar. (via What Went Right)
🔹 U.S. cancer death rate drops 2.2% between 2016 and 2017, the largest decline recorded in national cancer statistics dating back to 1930. (via AoCC)
🔹 Whales, fish and coral will have a better chance at survival. Belize and Indonesia expanded marine protection areas and the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service committed to proposing a rule acting on the Center for Biodiversity petition for orca habitat protection off Washington, Oregon and California. (via What Went Right)
🔹 A new report from the U.S. Department of Education offers new data on high school dropout and completion rates that state the gap between White and Black students in 2019 is no longer measurably different. (via Good Black News)
🔹 Kentucky announced they will begin using a new technology that allows law enforcement to get test results on sexual assault kits within hours instead of the months long wait with the current process. (via What Went Right)
🔹 ICE arrests decline in Chicago area due to sanctuary laws. (via AoCC)
Originally posted on Political Charge. Re-posted with permission.
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