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Up for a challenge? Join us for #BacktoSchool!

Posted September 1, 2015 by Karen Showalter

Dust off the backpack. Clean off the desk. Sharpen those pencils. it's time for Back to School!   Whether you have kids or just know some, this can be a hectic time of year as we adjust to new routines and say goodbye to the lazy days of summer.   Get the school year off [...]

Posted Under: Food!

A Migrant Mom's Response to Donald Trump

Posted September 1, 2015 by Clarissa Trevino

“All the differences of ideas that we have are negotiable. What is not negotiable is our souls. Politics is not the world for businessmen.” - Jose Mujica, President of Uruguay In case you missed it, Donald Trump has committed to deporting 11 million hardworking migrants in the United States. Migrants who have suffered and endured [...]

Posted Under: immigration

When Celebrating Women Traps Them In A Silo

Posted September 1, 2015 by GenderAvenger

By Gina Glantz, Founder of genderavenger.com When is “celebrating” women not all that good for women? Let’s face it. Something tagged exclusively for or about women is all too often a revenue generating strategy alongside a way to deflect criticism about the lack of attention to women and an opportunity for the powers-that-be to say, [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy

Food Justice: a Good Food Force Definition

Posted August 31, 2015 by Karen Showalter

As food advocates, we grapple with everything from personal challenges to staying healthy, to structural challenges around food access. We've been unpacking some key terms around food justice through the Good Food Force Facebook Group, and better yet: developing our own shared working definitions of these concepts.  Check out the latest conversation, on food justice, [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Food Security: A Good Food Force Definition

Posted August 31, 2015 by Karen Showalter

As food advocates, we grapple with everything from personal challenges to staying healthy, to structural challenges around food access. We've been unpacking some key terms around food justice through the Good Food Force Facebook Group, and better yet: developing our own shared working definitions of these concepts. Check out the latest conversation, on food security, below! [...]

Posted Under: Food!

What the Debate over D.C.’s Minimum Wage is Missing

Posted August 31, 2015 by Jennifer Lockwood-Shabat

This Labor Day, worker pay is the topic du jour, with the District having recently raised its minimum wage to $10.50 an hour, and debate brewing over whether the increase is a truly livable wage for families struggling to make ends meet. As the head of a foundation focused on building economic security for low-income [...]

Help Preserve Progress on Healthier School Foods. Join #FoodFri

Posted August 28, 2015 by Migdalia Rivera

Tweetchat Can you believe schools are back in session across some parts of the country? Children are excited. Routines are changing. Parents juggling act has commenced. And, schools have prepared for children as well.   Kids are going back to school this year to meals that keep getting healthier. Ninety-five percent of school districts are meeting [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Women Deserve a Voice on the Job and At the Ballot Box

Posted August 26, 2015 by Liz Shuler

*Co-authored by Page Gardner, Founder and President of the Voter Participation Center Today we celebrate Women’s Equality Day, a day that commemorates the 19th amendment being ratified granting millions of women the right to vote. In the 95 years since, women have used their votes to better their lives, strengthen their families and protect their [...]