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"Trump's 20 Worst Broken Promises" (9 minutes)

Robert Reich explains Trump broken promises to his voters.

"The Muslim Ban -- One Year Later" (3.5 minutes)

It's been a year since Trump enacted his misguided and discriminatory Muslim Ban. It was wrong then and it's wrong now.

"The Laura Flanders Show" (25 minutes)

What difference does it make when some people are left out of the picture, like when police don’t keep data on queer women? Activist attorney Andrea Ritchie returns with her book, Invisible No More. And 2 generations of picture makers talk about mothers, sons and radical art.

"Virginia’s Newly Elected Delegates Bring Women’s Issues to the Forefront" (3 minutes)

After Trump’s election in 2016 women around the country came together to push back against regressive policies from the Trump Administration.

Virginia’s newly elected women delegates are now leading the charge in making their voices heard in government.

"How to Put the Power of Law in People's Hands" (20 minutes)

What can you do when the wheels of justice don't turn fast enough? Or when they don't turn at all? Vivek Maru is working to transform the relationship between people and law, turning law from an abstraction or threat into something that everyone can understand, use and shape. Instead of relying solely on lawyers, Maru started a global network of community paralegals, or barefoot lawyers, who serve in their own communities and break the law down into simple terms to help people find solutions. Learn more about how this innovative approach to using the law is helping socially excluded people claim their rights. "A little bit of legal empowerment can go a long way," Maru says.

"How We Can Lower Drug Prices (When Big Pharma Pulls the Strings)" (3 minutes)

Robert Reich explains why prescription drug prices are so high in the United States, and how we can make them more affordable.

"This is Crazy: Criminalizing Mental Health" (22.5 minutes)

America is “treating” mental illness through incarceration - and the price we are paying both in dollars and human capital is enormous. This film focuses on the problems with criminalizing mental health, told through first-hand accounts.

"The Next Big Fight -- Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid" (3.5 minutes)

Robert Reich explains why we need to protect Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

"We Are Not Strangers To This Land: Untold Stories of DREAMERS" (26 minutes)

The documentary "We Are Not Strangers To This Land: Untold Stories of DREAMERS" was filmed and produced by immigrant rights activists who are part of Alianza, a coalition at Sacramento City College. This impactful documentary shares the stories of local Dreamers in order to humanize the ongoing struggle of navigating their lives in the United States while undocumented.

"Democracy -- by Langston Hughes" (1.5 minutes)

As we celebrate the success of the Women's March in 2017 and 2018, we celebrate progressive women of color who show up to the hard fights time and time again to make progress happen.

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