Public policy news alerts are compiled and posted by the Rev. Deniray Mueller, legislative liaison for the Diocese of Southern Ohio and Social Justice & Public Policy Convener. If you have any questions/comments about the subjects presented, please contact her at deniray@deniray.com or 614.668.6036.

Call to action

Women’s Public Policy Network  Harmful U.S. Farm Bill is back – and it’s worse than before

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America   DANGEROUS Stand Your Ground bill up for a vote!

Other topics in the news

GUN SAFETY

The Cleveland Plain Dealer  Ohio House appears ready to loosen, not tighten, gun-control rules

HEALTH

The Washington Post  White House proposes federal government overhaul, including a consolidation of safety-net programs, House GOP plan would cut Medicare, Medicaid to balance budget

Vox Care  How Republican Medicaid proposals restrict access, in one chart

National Partnership for Women & Families  Moving backward

VOTING RIGHTS

The New York Times  Supreme Court upholds Ohio’s purge of voting rolls

CNN  Ohio voting rights decision not a green light for reckless voter purges

The Cleveland Plain Dealer  Sen. Sherrod Brown drafts bill to overturn Ohio voter roll purging upheld by Supreme Court

IMMIGRATION

OP ED (The Rev. Deniray Mueller)  Who Will Speak for Them? – resources for assisting family-separation and immigrant detentions