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February 17, 2020 Topacio Marrero

Becoming Civically Engaged

Anyone can become civically engaged. It starts with a desire to contribute to your community.

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Becoming Civically Engaged

Topacio Marrero

Anyone can become civically engaged. It starts with a desire to contribute to your community.

My first time using a food pantry—One moms story

Sharisse Tracey

This past holiday season was the first after my mid-spring divorce, and also the first time my children and I ate from a food pantry said Cynthia—the woman who wishes […]

How the west was won–California leading the way on rent control

Sharisse Tracey

On the heels of learning that Southern California residents now need to earn over  $100,000 a year to purchase a median two-bedroom home costing over half million dollars in Los […]

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“What are you and your son doing for the holidays?” This question, innocently asked, is an emotional minefield for me and families like mine across the country coping with homelessness. […]

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We’re Making Significant Steps Toward a New Federal Minimum Wage

In my years participating in progressive movements, fighting “the good fight” alongside other visionary activists and progressives with very different personalities, different strategies, and different campaigning styles, I have noticed […]

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