H.R. 719: To require certain semiautomatic pistols manufactured, imported, or sold by Federal firearms licensees to be capable of microstamping ammunition, and to prohibit the removal, obliteration, or alteration of the microstamped code or microstamping

Introduced: Sponsor: Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD4]

This bill was referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary which will consider it before sending it to the House floor for consideration.

Thursday Open Thread |Show Them How It’s Done, Madam Speaker | 3CHICSPOLITICO

Speaker Nancy Pelosi: “We cannot have the president, every time he has an objection, to say I’ll shut down the government until you come to my way of thinking…If we hold the employees hostage now, they’re hostage forever.” https://t.co/GjzjkZ20Kopic.twitter.com/GUreuWL4KC — ABC News (@ABC) January 22, 2019

Source: Thursday Open Thread |Show Them How It’s Done, Madam Speaker | 3CHICSPOLITICO

Half of Parents With Young Kids Have Been Pelted With Anti-Vax Nonsense on Social Media 

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A new study out of the UK by the Royal Society for Public Health has found that fully half of parents with young children are being exposed to anti-vax misinformation on social media. Great! That’s great.

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L.A. Teachers Win Big and Beat Back Privatizers

A huge crowd of strikers

January 24, 2019 / Barbara Madeloni
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In a joyful, rain-drenched strike, 34,000 Los Angeles teachers won things no union has ever won.

They forced Superintendent Austin Beutner, a former investment banker, to accept concessions even on topics he had previously refused even to bargain over.

L.A. will reinstate limits on class size—and for most classes, reduce those limits by four students by 2022.

Despite a pro-charter school board majority, the nation’s second-largest school district agreed to move a board resolution to support a statewide moratorium on new charter schools

George Clooney and John Prendergast: We’re not silent on Sudan – we’re going after the regime’s loot

We’ve learned that working behind the scenes achieves more than naming and shaming

“Where are George Clooney and co now that Sudan needs them?” asked an Opinion article in the Guardian this week. The oped assumed that a lack of public statements by us and others with a long association with Darfur, Sudan more broadly, and South Sudan meant that we were doing nothing in response to the Sudanese regime’s brutal crackdown of escalating protests throughout the country.

This is indeed a critical moment in Sudan’s fraught history. The people of Sudan are rightly leading demands for change, and we believe our role is to support the cause of human rights for Sudanese people by using strategic and tactical advocacy in Europe, the US, and Africa focused on key points of leverage. As the demonstrations have unfolded this past month, our entire team has continuously engaged officials in governments around the world to take measures to hold the Bashir regime accountable. Much of this advocacy is not done in public.

Related: Omar al-Bashir launches media crackdown as Sudan protests continue

Related: ‘Change in people’s hearts’: anti-Bashir protests put Sudan at a crossroads

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