Mass ICE Raids Leave a Trail of Misery and Broken Communities

https://theintercept.com/2018/05/12/tennessee-ice-raid-immigration-postville-iowa/

http://archive.is/R8GPb

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Immigrant Detainee Accuses ICE Contractor CoreCivic of Locking Him in Solitary Over $8

https://theintercept.com/2018/04/19/solitary-confinement-immigration-detention-ice-corecivic/

http://archive.is/4mhaP

Kshama Sawant’s Use of Her ‘Solidarity Fund’ Looks Like the Work of a Self-interested Career Politician

http://seattlebusinessmag.com/policy/anti-politician-kshama-sawants-use-her-solidarity-fund-looks-work-self-interested-career

http://archive.is/pWPXk

Inslee signs SB 6199, forcing home healthcare workers to pay union dues

http://mynorthwest.com/939781/inslee-signs-controversial-union-bill/

http://archive.is/YT6XK

State legislature divided over pro-union bills SB 6199 and SB 6079

SB 6199, would restructure how the state Department of Social and Human Services works with tens of thousands of home health care workers by contracting them under a private vendor. The bill would also create an administrative board made up of agency employees, union representatives, and staff from the governor’s office, which would set the rate paid to the contractor, and, thus, the workers.

SB 6079, would exempt public employees from public disclosure requests. Senate Democrats and Democratic Governor Jay Inslee claim that the bill aims to protect the privacy of public employees from harassment or identity theft.

Senate Republicans argue that both bills were requested by SEIU 775 — a labor union representing around 30,000 home-health care workers in Washington. They say the requested policy changes are an effort by the union to maintain its membership base in the face of a 2014 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that invalidated laws requiring public employees to pay union fees even if they are not a member.

www.kirklandreporter.com/northwest/a-fight-over-the-role-of-unions-erupts-in-olympia/

http://archive.is/KJflQ

Cato Handbook for Policymakers (8th Edition)

A long list of policy positions and explanations that will give candidates ideas to use for their own positions.

https://object.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/serials/files/cato-handbook-policymakers/2017/2/cato-handbook-for-policymakers-8th-edition_1.pdf