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Up for a challenge? Join us for #BacktoSchool!

September 1, 2015
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 to a strong and healthy start!...
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Food Justice: a Good Food Force Definition

August 31, 2015
As food advocates, we grapple with everything from personal challenges to staying healthy, to structural challenges around food access.
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What the Debate over D.C.’s Minimum Wage is Missing

August 30, 2015
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...
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Two Virginians died today

August 26, 2015
This morning in Virginia, Alison Parker and Adam Ward, two young journalists with Roanoke news station WDBJ-TV, were shot to death during a live broadcast. In the wake of this tragedy, Governor Terry McAuliffe has renewed his call for tougher gun laws in the Commonwealth . Tell Governor McAuliffe...
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Thoughts on Trump, breastfeeding, & #WomensEqualityDay

August 26, 2015
On August 26, 1920, women achieved the right to vote in the US, thus the Women's Equality Day. On this very special day, I want to do something that I rarely do--write a little bit about my thoughts on this heating presidential election. Living in America, I often have an illusion that we women are...
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Being Able to Get My Heath Data Helps Parents and All Caregivers

August 26, 2015
It’s back-to-school time, and busy parents are trying to cross everything off their seemingly endless checklists before the first day of school. One thing on many of those lists? Physicals and vaccinations. Many schools and sports programs require proof of children’s vaccinations and physician...
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Why I’m a Title IX/Patsy Mink Fangirl – and why that’s not geeky at all

June 12, 2014
We're republishing this piece in celebration of Women's Equality Day and all Rep. Patsy Mink did to move women's rights forward.
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