In most US states, people with a past arrest or conviction can be disqualified from providing a foster home for vulnerable children in their families. Even long-ago offenses that clearly have nothing to do with child safety -- such as shoplifting -- can disqualify foster parents. Now California lawmakers are considering legislation that could keep families together by changing the rules for caregivers with past records.
Power does not belong to the person who holds the seat but to the people, and Our Revolution is about pushing the Democratic Party to view the people's agenda through a social, political and economic lens.
Recent events from the election of President Donald Trump to the violence in Charlottesville are grounded in an overriding fear of non-white people. New data on violent deaths shows that all people are safer living in diverse places -- but especially white people.