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To Be a White Ally

December 8, 2015
I'm remembering how Sandra Bland, an African American woman in her late twenties, was pulled over by Trooper Brian Encinia, a white police officer, for not signaling a lane change. Some facts are clear: Sandra was less than a mile from the Prairie View A&M University, her alma mater where she...
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Top Six Ways Parents Can Push Back Against Harmful School Commercialism

December 8, 2015
Parents hoping to limit their kids’ exposure to excessive commercialism are understandably frustrated when marketers invade traditionally “commercial-free” venues outside the home, such as your child’s school. And school advertising abounds in many forms. Most of us are familiar with ads in...
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How to Talk to Facebook Conservatives About #BlackLivesMatter

December 7, 2015
Editor's Note: As an organization that shares the goal of racial equity as promoted by the Black Lives Matter movement, we felt this was an important blog post to share with our readers. There's a lot of great myth-busting -- please read and share with your social media networks, too! -Elisa...
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Who Put The NRA in Charge of Our National Security?

December 4, 2015
“I have supported legislation in the past which would place reasonable and careful restrictions on the use of firearms, and I am co-sponsoring S.1…I believe this bill would impose necessary controls without unduly curtailing the use of firearms for legitimate sport shooting or hunting, and without...
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Clinton's Proposal for a Caregiver Credit in Social Security is a Great Start

November 30, 2015
By Virjeana (Jeannie) Brown This week, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made specific proposals to help caregivers and expand certain aspects of Social Security. As a caregiver and recipient of Social Security, I believe that it is important for individuals and families to have access to tax...
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Afraid of Her Pillow

November 19, 2015
Our elected officials and wannabee leaders can welcome war-stricken children and adults and help to calm their fears and re-make their lives. Or they can play upon fears here.
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What you need to know about #AntibioticResistance

November 16, 2015
This week, the World Health Organization and Center for Disease Control and Prevention are recognizing World Antibiotic Awareness Week and 'Get Smart' on Antibiotics Week , respectively, in efforts to address a major and growing threat to public health: antibiotic resistant infections. These...
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Conversation Cafe with Marco Rubio

November 10, 2015
I had a chance to spend some time with Marco Rubio - he gave us some insight on where he stands on important issues like paid leave, immigration and increasing the minimum wage.
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PA Moms: Be Heard Tomorrow -> VOTE!

November 2, 2015
Tomorrow is Election Day in Pennsylvania! Have you made your plan to vote? It's really important for moms and dads like us to make our voices heard. We all lead busy lives, and squeezing in a few minutes to make it to the polls isn't always easy. Today's a great time to think about setting the...
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Voters Aren't the Only Ones Who Would Benefit from a Minimum Wage Increase – GOP Candidates Would Too

October 30, 2015
Raising the minimum wage is an issue supported by voters across political ideologies -- and Republican candidates have the opportunity to take a stand.
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