Category: Democracy

November 1, 2020 Emily Withnall

I vote

I vote because I’m a mother whose kids have suffered the consequences of policies and political decisions that negatively affect them. I vote because I’m a single parent who has […]

Introducing The Flag of US

Sharisse Tracey

It was all a dream, until we made it a reality: Introducing, The Flag of US  Three years after Colin Kaepernick first took a knee there was a vision to […]

Kentucky has a high-profile stake this November with McConnell, known for obstruction of safety net programs, protecting Trump’s racist policies

Grecia Lima

The deep red state of Kentucky has a high-profile stake this November with Amy McGrath, a former Marine fighter pilot who nabbed the Democratic nomination, and the reelection campaign of […]

Becoming Civically Engaged

Topacio Marrero

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

What to expect when you’re expecting… the worst

Danielle Atkinson

Being asked to be the guest to Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address (SOTU) by Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, a representative from my home state of Michigan, is like being […]

Kids See What We Value: We Must Invest In Communities to Uplift Children of Color

Michael Jackson

Anyone who’s ever had a hobby, a child, or been in a relationship knows, we value those things we devote time, energy, and money towards. Those things we don’t, we […]

Texas will turn blue this decade

Grecia Lima

Another Republican member of Congress announced their plans to vacate their seat, reinforcing what we know: Texas is a swing state. Thanks to a renewal of the long-held tradition of […]

A NIGHTMARE OF RACIAL ANIMOSITY OVERTAKING AMERICA

Darryl Lorenzo Wellington

A bad dream is a bad experience. But a truly terrible experience occurs when a bad dream feels like a premonition. Judging by media stories, online commentary and conversations with […]

2020 – the 100th anniversary of the first vote for gender equality – will be the year of women.

Darryl Lorenzo Wellington

The old saw, “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times” may apply to the status of  women in America — their gains, their travails, their […]

The case for D.C. statehood is really about voting rights

Mikka Macdonald

time for a change and reforms to our democracy so that we are truly by and for the people. The case for D.C. statehood is part of that charge and with more and more people leaning into the fight we might just get the change we need.

“When They See Us” Through the Eyes of a 13-year-old Girl

Sharisse Tracey

“I don’t want to watch this, Mommy, it is making me mad and I already know how it will end,” said my recently turned 13 year-old daughter with folded arms. […]

Our Vote is Our Power: Why Every Voter Matters

Mikka Macdonald

Voter turnout is one of the most powerful tools to measure the health of democracy because it relays how much trust voters have in the system that elects the people […]

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