Bio: Mikka Macdonald is a writer who focuses on social justice issues. She is a communications professional in Washington, D.C. who has worked on twelve state and local political campaigns. She recently published an academic article in the Princeton Journal of Asian American Studies (Unfound), in which she examined the personal consequences of American public policy on Japanese Americans during World War II through her family’s experiences. Her writing has also appeared on AspenInstitute.org and DCist.com.
When Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez first released her plan to combat climate change and build the economy, I was sitting at the edge of my bed, exhausted. I had been waiting […]Read More
Race has always been a defining issue of this country: an undercurrent, bubbling up to tension points, changing and pushing the country in different directions. In 2019, race is at […]Read More
Among the many takeaways from the 2018 midterm elections is the irrefutable fact that the Affordable Care Act is here to stay. Americans from red states and blue states used […]Read More
A few weeks ago, a contestant in the Miss America contest made headlines when she introduced herself by saying, “From the state with 84 percent of the United States’ fresh […]Read More
In early October, the Trump administration proposed changes to the “public charge” rule which would prevent immigrants on the path to citizenship who use some government benefits from gaining permanent […]Read More
Last year, cancer patient and Nevada resident Laura Packard asked her U.S. Senator why he was willing to sacrifice her life for corporate tax breaks. In a public event in […]Read More