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October 8, 2018 Bobbi Dempsey

Women Arrested for Kavanaugh-Related Protest at Manchin’s Office

  Despite being led into the street in the middle of the night in handcuffs, a West Virginia woman says speaking up on behalf of sexual assault survivors like herself […]

Returning to Life Outside Prison—Without Food on the Table

Willie Francois

This piece was co-published with Civil Eats Calvin* anticipates walking out of a New Jersey prison next month, hopefully for the last time, eager to live out his responsibilities as […]

No more #EmptyPlatesEmptyPromises

Marisol Bello

More than 60 mom, dads, seniors and people with disabilities delivered empty plates to the Washington, D.C. office of Texas House Rep. Mike Conaway, author of the Farm Bill, to […]

Going Against the Healthcare Insanity of the GOP Was the Only Option Out There

Thomas Kennedy

This article originally appeared on Latino Rebels. Is there a more fitting metaphor for the plight of our current political climate than Republicans pushing a vote to take away healthcare from millions […]

Medicaid Is Not An Entitlement For The Poor But A Gateway For Health And Sustainability

Sharisse Tracey

This article originally appeared on the Huffington Post. Although for now, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has escaped the wrath of Republicans, they are still intent on making good on […]

Senate health care bill would pull the lifeline of the chronically ill

Stephanie Land

This article originally appeared in the Missoulian. Jamison Hill hasn’t been able to get out of bed in two and a half years. For 18 months, Jamison was too sick […]

Americans Pay The Price When Our Political Institutions Erode

Thomas Kennedy

This article first appeared on the Huffington Post. It is said that compromise is the cornerstone of democracy. If that is indeed the case, American democracy is seriously faltering. The […]

GOP Lawmakers Could Not Be Bothered To Read Their Own Health Care Bill

Thomas Kennedy

Seriously? They voted on a bill that would hurt 24 million Americans, but that they never actually read?

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