Moms and their families across the country are deeply disappointed at the Supreme Court’s decision on President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, which aimed to keep immigrant families together and strengthen our nation’s economy with their contributions. The Court’s decision to let stand the lower court’s ruling means that the more than 5 million children [...]
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Author’s note: Last week, we discussed the Coalition on Human Needs' June 16 event, What Works – And What Doesn’t – To Reduce Poverty and Expand Opportunity. As part of that event, we heard the story of LaJuana Clark, who has struggled with homelessness and under-employment. This is LaJuana’s story. We encourage you to watch a recording of [...]
On this radio show we discuss the tragedy in Orlando, Trump’s candidacy, democracy, and how you can make change. We also cover what happened at the first ever United State of Women Summit that was put on by the White House. Throughout the entire show we cover the many ways in which, as Dr. [...]
There are many facets to my identity, what makes me who I am: I am a retired Air Force officer, a wife to an active duty Air Force member, I’m a lesbian, an activist for equality and social justice, and an American patriot. But first, and foremost, I’m a mom, to a wonderful 4-year-old little [...]
#Filibuster or bust! On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Christopher Murphy from Connecticut inspired the nation by filibustering in the Senate for 15 hours in an effort to move forward gun safety policy. News reports say there now will be forward progress with a U.S. Senate floor vote as early as Monday!!! But we have to [...]
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) recently unveiled what he refers to as “a #BetterWay to fight poverty in America.” With all due respect, sir… First, although “unveiling” generally means to “show or reveal to others for the first time,” the agenda released this month presents few new ideas. Instead, it is largely a rehash of [...]
Yesterday a dear friend and I met up for a Nia class. She has three teenagers, so it’s precious time when we get to connect. We got the date wrong, the studio was empty and we found ourselves sitting in the hot car deciding what to do next. Should we scan our FB invites for an activity, [...]
I’m filled with anger and anguish. This is a historic moment I never hoped to see: 49 people dead and over 50 injured in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. And it happened in my hometown of Orlando! The U.S. Congress has failed our community and our children by standing by without taking action [...]