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Let’s Move Forward Together

March 30, 2018
In the spring of 1960, I was a senior at Spelman College in Atlanta and decided to help organize the civil rights student sit-in movement to desegregate lunch counters. I went to Atlanta’s City Hall to engage in our cause to end racial apartheid. I felt overwhelming gratitude for the chance to be...
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This Is the Bare Minimum You Should Do to Protect Your Family's Data

March 29, 2018
For a lot of families, technology is maybe not a way of life but the glue that holds everything together. There's your kid's Instagram feed you follow to see what they're up to. There's your school's online network you check for homework and grades. There's the mapping app that gets you to your...
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How to Fill the Rest of 2018

March 29, 2018
Congressional leaders are mulling what to do for the rest of the year. We have a list of ideas for them, but we want to hear from you.
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The Human Needs Report: The Highs and Lows of the FY18 Spending Package and more

March 29, 2018
Read on for the highs and lows in the FY18 omnibus spending package, the future of the Farm Bill, and a citizenship question on the 2020 Census.
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Equal Pay Day at Your Local Coffee Shop!

March 28, 2018
Women’s wages fuel our businesses, economy, and most importantly -- working families. That’s why we teamed up with Main Street Alliance to mark equal pay day with a fun and high-impact gimmick. Over thirty coffee shops and other small businesses will be using our custom coffee sleeves and napkins on April 10th -- Equal Pay Day, the day when ALL women’s wages catch up with what men made in the twelve months of 2017 alone.
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Marching For Our Children’s Lives and Nation’s Soul

March 23, 2018
I am so proud of every one of the brave young survivors and opponents of gun violence, organizers, and marchers who will be leading adults in the March For Our Lives and sister marches across the nation this Saturday. We have so much work to do to build safe communities for all our children. We...
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Our Children’s Cry: Do Something

March 16, 2018
On March 14th, Americans witnessed a remarkable scene as tens of thousands of students across our country walked out of their classrooms to honor the tragic and preventable loss of 17 students and staff members killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida one month earlier...
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A national turning point

March 26, 2018
So many school shootings. So many protests. But it really is different this time. This moment reminds me of when the Greensboro Four sat down at a lunch counter in 1960 and captured the nation’s attention, largely because it was covered on national TV and the timing was right. It wasn’t nearly the...
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What My Mother Gave Me

March 19, 2018
Recently I’ve started rereading What My Mother Gave Me , edited by Elizabeth Benedict’s collection of essays in which adult daughters examine their relationships with their mothers through the lens of a gift their mother gave them, whether a wok, sobriety, flowers for a late-in-age bat mitzvah, all...
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5 Ways Social Media Can Be a Force For Good in the Lives of Kids and Teens

March 15, 2018
From sexting to cyberbullying to FOMO , social media sure has its share of negatives. But, if it's all bad, how did 2,000 students protest their school system's budget cuts ? How are teens leading the charge against cyberbullying? How did they organize a national school walkout day to protest gun...
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