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Why it's Worth Remembering Olmsted and his Trees Right Now

February 21, 2017
Walking in nature connects us to each other and, as science is now telling us, also helps us recover from anxiety and stress. Frederick Law Olmsted knew as much, understanding the essential links between green space, human health and democracy.
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Why I'm Joining the Moral March on Raleigh

February 9, 2017
I have lived in North Carolina since I was two years old, and now I'm raising my son here. I have personally been from Murphy to Manteo (not all in one day!) and I truly love this state. I attended the very first HKonJ (Historic Thousands on Jones Street) 11 years ago, and almost all of them since...
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Stop Trump's Dangerous Pick for EPA

February 8, 2017
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the agency that safeguards our air, drinking water, and regulates chemicals in our environment. It is one of the most important agencies protecting the environment for our children and generations to come. The next head of the Environmental Protection...
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NYC City Hall: Activists Urge Lawmakers To Pass Right to Know Act

December 12, 2016
Today, MomsRising, Girls for Gender Equity, w omen, trans and gender non-conforming New Yorkers anchored a presser at City Hall to call on Council to pass the Right To Know Act. I n communities across the city, women and trans* and gender non-conforming New Yorkers face gender-specific humiliation...
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Keep Pounding

December 9, 2016
How Grassroots Organizing and Popular Protest Defeated NC’s Bathroom Governor As a lifelong North Carolinian, I really appreciated this data-based analysis from Tom Jensen of Public Policy Polling on how the Governor lost his re-election effort (the first to do so in NC history). First, polls show...
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Join us to stand up for the kids of Flint!

October 27, 2016
A promise has been made by elected leaders in Washington, D.C. to pass the funding for the Flint water crisis and to prevent future lead poisoning from happening in other communities by the end of the year. We need to make sure they keep that promise!
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What's in the Halloween makeup?

October 26, 2016
An Ice Wizard. That’s what my son wants to be for Halloween this year. And I’m glad. Homemade costumes are the most fun, and a quick internet search helped me see exactly which video game character he had in mind. Brown shirt, blue pants, blue fabric as a belt–it all seemed easy enough until we got...
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Put On Some Music and Dance!

September 22, 2016
Dance is my bestfriend. Dance has not only taught me how to be patient with myself and my body, but it has also taught me how to be patient with others. Movement for me brings peace of mind and spirit. It helps me deal with situations without using words. I was introduced to dance at a very young...
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Ignoring an epidemic

August 31, 2016
This is what the expansion of an epidemic looks like. The Zika virus has now been detected in 67 countries , including most of the Americas. In the 50 states of the U.S., more than 2,500 cases of Zika have been reported, affecting every state except for Alaska and Wyoming . Almost all of these...
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A Chemical Risk to Our Children’s Olympic Moments

August 10, 2016
The summer Olympics are coming, and gymnastics are sure to be among the most popular events. But while parents of America’s young aspiring gymnasts -- and even other parents -- are watching the action, most of them don’t know that some gym mats and other foam equipment could pose a serious health...
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