Operation Relentless Pursuit is a Department of Justice initiative to combat crime through a “surge in federal resources.” We talked with Brandon Walker of the Ujima People’s Progress Party about what’s really needed to combat crime and empower neighborhoods in places like Baltimore, one of the seven cities targeted by the plan.
The Ujima People’s Progress Party (UPP) Organizing Committee is a genuine grassroots, community effort to build the first Black workers-led electoral party for social and economic justice in Maryland.
We are not financed by big business, establishment politicians, or wealthy individuals. This is a movement to build a people’s party that will end business as usual and instead build for real progress and change for working and poor people.
More importantly, the UPP isn’t just an election-day party. We are building connections statewide to be a 365 days a year movement. We call on independent minded activists, organizers, educators, students, workers and unemployed members of the community to join us in building a people’s party that will do the day-to-day type work in our communities that politicians and local government don’t do!
Fannie Lou Hamer Political Education Class
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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in America continue to face discrimination in their daily lives. While more states every year work to pass laws to protect LGBTQ people, we continue to see state legislatures advancing bills that target transgender people, limit local protections, and allow the use of religion to discriminate.
*Note: Bills are reported as Active below if they were introduced in their states’ 2020 legislative sessions and have carried over to 2021. The status date indicates the convening of the state’s 2021 session or the most current activity on a particular bill.
These measures target transgender and nonbinary people for discrimination, such as by barring or criminalizing healthcare for transgender youth, barring access to the use of appropriate facilities like restrooms, restricting transgender students’ ability to fully participate in school and sports, allowing religiously-motivated discrimination against trans people, or making it more difficult for trans people to get identification documents with their name and gender.