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Hunger Strikes Expose More Abuses in Migrant Detention

Central American women holding a hunger strike at the Berks County Family Detention Center in rural Pennsylvania

Jim Crow Tactic Keeping Latinos Out of Politics

Voting rights advocates are celebrating after a series of court rulings struck down discriminatory voter ID laws

A Home Where I Am Me

I have often shared that some of my most memorable outdoor experiences have been among the redwoods, from the

U.S. and Mexican Teachers Find Common Ground

Clayton Beverly is among teachers and activists who gathered last month outside the Mexican Consulate in

Your Vote Impacts Education Decision-Making ...

Setting education policy is a complicated process that takes place at many levels. Some decisions are made by elected officials and others by you the voter/parent/resident. To help you make sense of the process, here’s a look at which bodies …
Posted On 26 Aug 2016

Study: LGBTQ Youth Face Unacceptable Violence

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last week released a “heartbreaking” new study which found that LGBTQ youths face significantly higher levels of violence than their heterosexual peers. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning...
Posted On 26 Aug 2016

Racial Wealth Divide Is Nothing Short of Shocking

Most media coverage of racial injustice has understandably focused on our country’s unfair policing and criminal justice system. But to fully understand the current reality of racial inequality in America, we also need to take an honest look at our …
Posted On 26 Aug 2016

Mothers of the Plaza, the People Embrace You

I actually thought there was a danger of being crushed. Roberto Baradel, one of the top leaders of SUTEBA, the union of educators in Buenos Aires, was holding my hand in a vise grip and I was holding my husband …
Posted On 26 Aug 2016

Willful Ignorance Serves No One

If we needed a reminder of the importance of taking climate change seriously, the floods in Louisiana are providing a big one on a daily basis. When it comes to the big environmental issues, our country’s polarization is historically unusual, …

Posted On 26 Aug 2016

A Better, Cleaner, Safer Future for Our Children

By President Barack Obama


One of the most urgent challenges of our time is climate change. We know that 2015 surpassed 2014 as the warmest year on record – and 2016 is on pace to be even hotter.

When …

Posted On 19 Aug 2016

Solidarity: Climate Change Isn’t Child’s Play

It was a play date like you’ve never seen before. Moms Clean Air Force estimates 700 moms and kids gathered last month at Senate Park near Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., at a “play-in” for climate change solutions.

The D.C. …

Posted On 19 Aug 2016

You Can’t Block The Sun With An Umbrella

As the Spanish saying goes, the sun is the poor man’s blanket. And thanks to technology, it’s also our heating system, air conditioner, refrigerator and a shining spot that lights up our clean energy future.
The solar industry is the …

Posted On 13 Aug 2016