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The 10 Powerful Things We Learned From Baltimore Riots In Photos #BaltimoreRiots

May 1, 2015
This blog post and accompanying photo collage originally appeared in Tech Life Magazine . If you turned on the television and watched the evening news it appears that the entire community of Baltimore looks like a war zone. However, underneath all the Baltimore riots smoke, fires and unrest, there...
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Trading Health for Small Conveniences?

May 1, 2015
“Stain-resistant, Nonstick, Waterproof and Lethal” is how journalist Callie Lyons describes a highly fluorinated chemical called C8. When C8 was released into the air and water supply near processing plants in the mid-Ohio Valley, tens of thousands of people became seriously ill, with a range of health problems including cancer, liver malfunction, thyroid disruption, obesity, high cholesterol, ulcerative colitis, and lower birth weight and size.

Gun safety shenanigans in the NC State House

May 1, 2015
Why? Because North Carolina politicos think moms aren't paying attention Gun safety shenanigans in the NC State House North Carolinians agree that not everyone should be able to have a gun—not violent criminals, not domestic abusers, not the dangerously mentally ill. That’s why 90% of us want...
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Baltimore, An Opportunity for Healing

May 1, 2015
I have just travelled by train back and forth from New York to Washington D.C., passing through the Baltimore train station in each direction. Both times as I listened to the passenger doors opening and closing again, I looked out my window for the signs of social distress I knew was underway. I...
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Boost our economy! Tell Congress to Raise the Wage!

April 30, 2015
The Raise the Wage Act boosts our economy and our families by raising the wages of 37.7 million workers, 75% of which are moms. Now we need YOU to speak out and tell Congress to support this bill!
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Pot Lucking Co-operatives and a Kale Salad Recipe

April 30, 2015
10 years ago some friends and I got together and decided to start our own school. Thinking back on it, it now feels somewhat radical and surreal. It was bold, since none of us were actually professional educators at the time. We were just new parents who shared a passion and respect for progressive...
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What Ellen Pao Overlooked...and Gawker Writers Get Right

April 30, 2015
Earlier this month, the CEO of Reddit, Ellen Pao, announced the company would no longer allow employees to negotiate their salaries. Pao explained the move was an attempt to close the pay gap between women and men since, based on her experience, women are worse negotiators than men and as she put...
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Where California Goes, the Nation Goes...

April 28, 2015
When I first became a parent, I was blindsided by many things. However, nothing hit me harder than the steep price tag and unavailability of high-quality childcare in our state. All of the centers I visited cost over $1,000 a month – the same as our rent! -- and many had years-long waiting lists...
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