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It's Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a month to recognize the historical and cultural contributions of AAPI individuals.
The umbrella term AAPI encompasses a wide range of communities with origins from the entire Asian continent including East, Southeast, and South Asia, as well as the Pacific Islands. This year, the theme is “Advancing Leaders Through Collaboration,” seeking to emphasize the importance of representation in leadership roles, and for leaders to listen and work with affected communities.
Austin To Implement ‘Guaranteed Income’ Pilot Program to Combat Homelessness
Austin will become the first Texas city to try out a guaranteed income initiative after the city council approved a year-long pilot program to send $1,000 to 85 households. The capital of Texas joins 28 other U.S. cities in sending no-strings-attached cash to families in need. According to the City of Austin, roughly 1 percent of the population is homeless.
President Biden Signs Bipartisan Ukraine Lend-Lease Bill Into Law
President Joe Biden signed the bipartisan Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act into law at a White House ceremony on Monday. The bill passed the Senate on a unanimous voice vote on April 6th and was approved by the House on a 417-10 vote on April 28th.
The Act temporarily waives requirements on the president’s authority to lend or lease defense articles intended for Ukraine’s government and also the governments of other Eastern European countries affected by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
What Did the Supreme Court Say About Abortion Rights in Cases Like Roe, Casey, & Others?
While the contents of a leaked draft opinion indicated that a majority of the Court is prepared to overturn precedents under Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the leaked draft isn’t official.
Besides Roe and Casey, there have been several other notable decisions on the topic over the last few decades. Here’s a look at what the Court said about abortion rights in its most prominent and lesser known opinions.
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