Author Archives: Alexis Hammond

Censorship in the Capitol: Tennessee Lawmakers Silenced for Peaceful Protest Following Nashville School Shooting

By: Anabelle Tolgyesi On March 27, six people (three students and three adults) were killed after yet another mass shooting—this time, at the Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee.[1] The victims were identified as Evelyn Dieckhaus (9); William Kinney (9), Hallie Scruggs (9); head of school Katherine Koonce (60); custodian Mike Hill (61); and substitute teacher […]

The Investor Justice Act: Why Now is an Essential Time for it to Get Passed

By: Sabrina Serber On July 28, 2022, the Investor Justice Act of 2022 was introduced in the Senate to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to establish a grant program to fund qualified investor advocacy clinics among other purposes[1]. The bill, introduced by Senator Catherine Cortez Mastro was read twice and introduced to the […]

What Happened to Florida’s Migrant Transportation Program? New Legislation Still Leaves Undocumented Immigrants Subject to Being Used in Political Stunts

By: Nathen Castillo In June of 2022, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis authorized a budget that set aside $12 million to create a migrant transportation program.[1] The goal of the original program was to “relocate out of the state of Florida foreign nationals who are not lawfully present in the United States.”[2] But roughly three months […]

Are Transgender Americans Equal? The Supreme Court May Decide Soon

By: Nelson Garcia Transgender individuals are being stripped of their rights all over the country. Eight states, including Florida, have restricted transgender care for minors;[1] Florida’s Parental Rights in Education law, also known as the “Don’t Say Gay” law, prevents discussion of gender identity in our schools;[2] and Arkansas recently passed a law that bars […]