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This Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Let's Have a Candid Conversation on Media Stereotypes

Posted May 23, 2016 by Jose Antonio Vargas

Seeing yourself in the media is powerful, especially for young children. Complex and realistic representations can shape young identities for the better, while stereotypical and racist representations (or none at all) can leave lasting and harmful impressions for a lifetime.   So, what do representations of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the mainstream media show [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy

Hiroshima and the Hope President: Tell Obama Not to Spend $1 Trillion on Nukes!

Posted May 27, 2016 by Lindsay Koshgarian

This week, President Barack Obama will make a historic visit to Hiroshima: the first place on earth where human beings were subject to the devastation of a nuclear weapon, dropped by the United States. He will be the first sitting U.S. president to make the trip. It’s worth celebrating this bit of real progress: that [...]

SNAP, TANF, and a Better Path

Posted May 26, 2016 by Lecia Imbery

“The nation’s core economic security programs are highly effective: they cut poverty almost in half, improve nutrition and health care for millions of people, and promote work.” This is how Olivia Golden, executive director of the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), began her testimony to the House Ways and Means Committee during its [...]

Minneapolis is on the cusp of passing earned sick time!

Posted May 26, 2016 by Sara Alcid

Take Action!We’re so close! Minneapolis is on its way to becoming the first city in Minnesota to guarantee earned sick time. In fact, theMinneapolis City Council is planning to amend the ordinanceon Thursday and hold on vote on Friday. Before they vote, your City Council Member needs to hear from YOU! Tell the Minneapolis City Council: PLEASE PASS EARNED SICK TIME! Why does Minneapolis need an [...]

National Children’s Immigration PSAs Debut This Week!

Posted May 25, 2016 by Wendy Cervantes

WASHINGTON – A national TV and radio public service announcement (PSA) campaign created by the bipartisan children’s advocacy group First Focus will begin appearing in nine states and Washington, D.C., this month. The campaign encourages voters to support common-sense immigration policies. The My American Story campaign shines a light on the nation’s flawed and outdated immigration system and the impact it [...]

Posted Under: immigration

Love. It's What Makes a Family

Posted May 24, 2016 by Sara Alcid

Take ActionWhen I think about my future, I think about the children that my partner and I hope to foster and adopt, but I also worry about the discriminatory barriers that LGBTQ couples can face in the fostering and adoption process. Right now, there are still states across the country that continue to propose and [...]

Posted Under: family economic security

6 ways to find comfort in uncertain times

Posted May 24, 2016 by Renee Trudeau

Last week I had a brush with someone I’ve known a long time who acted uncharacteristically rude and unkind. While their behavior was immature and irrational, rather than rise up to counter him, I just walked away and let it be. This was not only wise, it was good self-care. Lately, I have observed how many friends, clients [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

Fact of the Week: 1 in 3 Moms Struggle to Pay for Diapers

Posted May 23, 2016 by Lecia Imbery

Everyone knows babies go through a lot of diapers. But for low-income families, the cost of diapers often forces them to go without another necessity, like food or heat. For many, it can force them to leave babies in soiled diapers longer than they’d like. This can lead to physical and mental health problems for [...]