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Immunizing our Viejitos for Democracy!

February 6, 2013
While traditional political campaigns were out knocking on doors this autumn to get out the vote, health care providers in one of America’s poorest (and most remote rural, Hispanic, Native American) counties tried a novel approach to civic participation: we vaccinated thousands of our elders for...
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No Teachers With Guns, No Police in Schools

January 12, 2013
On December 30, 2012, President Obama said he doubted arming school police with guns will prevent future school shootings , but then January 11, 2013's EdWeek hints that he may yield to local law enforcement officers and communities if it has "bipartisan" support. While President Barack Obama said...
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We Can Avoid the "Fiscal Cliff" Without Turning Our Backs on Our Most Vulnerable

December 4, 2012
Like most voters, Latinos cited jobs and the economy as their greatest concern in the days leading up to the election . The pressing importance of these issues led to an historic turnout of Hispanic voters in the 2012 election and overwhelming support for President Obama’s reelection. In the post-...
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Girls Rule.

November 15, 2012
Ladies, we are having a very good year. This election, a record number of women—binders and binders full of them—ran for office, and…best of all… won . In the new Congress, we will have 20 female Senators, up from 17. We will have the first openly gay senator, Tammy Baldwin, in Wisconsin. We will...
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Federal Cuts to Education? We Say Kids, Not Cuts

November 15, 2012
My home state is California, and we just successfully survived our own state version of the "fiscal cliff" when it comes to education. Here, they were called the "trigger cuts." If Proposition 30 -- essentially part of the June 30, 2012 budget passed by the legislature that needed the people's...
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Post-Election 2012– Teaching Kids How to Respectfully Disagree

November 7, 2012
This morning, amidst the windy chill before the season’s first snow, the children standing in line at our neighborhood bus stop kept warm as they kicked around one topic of banter among them: politics. It started when one very vocal boy said “I’m so mad Romney lost. I hate Obama.” Then a girl...
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What was that about pools and polls?

November 6, 2012
"Voting makes a better world!" - Anna, age 13. "Parents vote so that their children can have good leaders, and a good president, and better laws." - Adasa, age 10. "It's important for parents to vote because it's our future." - Connor, age 16. "If people didn't vote, there would be no president...
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Your Guide to Avoiding Election Day Snafus

November 6, 2012
IT’S HERE! Election Day is today (November 6th!) and it's time to get out there and vote! It can be enough of a challenge just getting to the polls today, but it’s so important. Make sure that you have everything you need this election day to make your voting experience go smoothly. Find out: What'...
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GMO: why you owe your kids a Yes vote on Prop. 37

November 5, 2012
Let's cut to the chase: 1/ there's no such thing as a scientific consensus on GMO ( genetically modified organisms ) safety—but a battle of opinions supported by studies that each side unsurprisingly deems irrefutable or deeply flawed 2/ GMO benefit nobody today but the IP owners of the patented...
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Four Key Policy Priorities for Women Missing from Election Debate

November 5, 2012
By Caroline Dobuzinskis and Mallory Mpare As we head into the elections, and looking forward, what are some of the less-talked about issues that will be important to women after November 6? Women are often those making family decisions on education, child care, and health care. They are also more...
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