Nov 6 2017

Columbia, MO Takes a Stand Against Discrimination Based on Reproductive Decisions

Congratulations to Columbia, MO for taking an important step towards protecting the rights of families to make personal decisions about their reproductive health without intrusion from their employers. With support from community organizations like NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri and Reproaction, the Columbia City Council enacted Bill 321-17, updating the city’s nondiscrimination protections to include pregnancy, childbirth, and other related medical decisions related to familial status. Columbia parents can now make their own reproductive health decisions, including if, when, and how to...

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Oct 24 2017

Hartford Launches Municipal ID Program!

Hats off to Hartford, Connecticut for launching their City ID program in May 2017! Residents in Hartford can now obtain a secure photo-ID card that’s valid for two years for $15 dollars for adults or $10 dollars for children under 18 and seniors 65 and over. With this new City ID program, Hartford demonstrates that it is taking bold steps to create a safer and stronger community amid federal attacks on immigrants, despite challenging financial times. Hartford joins cities like...

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Oct 16 2017

Cities Taking a Stand Against Trump

Following Donald Trump’s election, multiple cities across the United States have passed resolutions and proclamations condemning his behavior, policy, and hateful rhetoric. Shortly after the election, San Francisco reaffirmed its commitment to the LGBTQ, immigrant, and Black communities, climate change, religious freedom, and its status as a sanctuary city. In December, the Baltimore City Council voted unanimously to condemn statements made by Trump – just days before his visit to the city. The St. Paul City Council voted 6-1 on...

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Sep 28 2017

Cities in Texas are Fighting Back with Repro Power TX

Abortion funds and reproductive rights advocates across Texas coordinated a multi-city day of action in Austin, Dallas, El Paso and Houston to launch Repro Power TX, a multi-city initiative to fight for abortion access and reproductive justice on the local level at a time of ceaseless state and federal attacks. On September 28, 2017, advocates unveiled a reproductive justice agenda tailored to each city and advocates, local elected officials and community members gathered to share their abortion stories and commit...

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Aug 30 2017

Texas Cities Stand Against Anti-Immigrant Policies & Preemption

Responding to Trump’s racist and xenophobic rhetoric and his anti-immigrant policies, localities like Travis County, Dallas County, and Harris County took public stances in support of immigrants by passing a resolution and ending partnerships with federal immigration officials to detain residents. Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 4 (SB4) to outlaw sanctuary cities, punish local authorities who do not cooperate with Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) officers, and give police officers the authority to question a detained person’s immigration...

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