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  • What We Can Learn From Indigenous Women At The Ballot Box

    Yifat Susskind by: Yifat Susskind
    With the first year of Trump's presidency behind us and midterm elections fast approaching, progressive women are faced with the looming question of what comes next. How can we go beyond resistance to advance our progressive vision, especially in this difficult moment in history when the right is on the rise?
      This is a crucial time for us to give electoral politics another look. Progressives sometimes view electoral politics with suspicion, especially as a vehicle for women's empowerment. To be sure, when women's political participation is measured only in mere percentages of women in office, or when women elected then advance an anti-women's rights agenda or are denied real decision-making power -- this is not progress.

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  • What Does DACA Mean To Me?

    Carlos Segovia by: Carlos Segovia
    DACA means the world to me. DACA is more than the political debate in which this country is in as to what to do with the program. It is about people who are trying to better themselves and achieve the American dream. I find it hard to believe that in the summer of 2010, I was in Wise, North Carolina waking up at 5:00 AM in the morning, and now I am in my second year of law school.
      If it had not been for DACA I would not have made it this far. I have gained valuable experiences from the various jobs I have worked in which if I was not covered under DACA I would not be able to do.

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  • 17 Ripples Tore Into The Tide Of My Community

    Sophie Pearson by: Sophie Pearson
    Have you ever seen a ripple in the tide? The water, seemingly calm, is greeted by some odd disturbance, causing it to shift and move. The waves always move outward from the original disturbance and into the environment, affecting everything around it.
      Imagine yourself at the center of that ripple. As you go through life, you're greeted by new disturbances and are forced to shift and move accordingly, adapting to new environments. However, just as you are affected, the people around you are, too; they must adapt as well. From up close, these events are all-encompassing, but as you move further away from the epicenter, their effects disperse and lessen, making them seemingly insignificant.

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  • There's Still Time to Respond To The Census Of Agriculture

    Rudy Arredondo by: Rudy Arredondo, Lorette Picciano, Willard Tillman
    There's still time. To ensure an accurate representation of the agriculture industry in this country, the United States Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service has extended their 2017 Census of Agriculture response deadline through spring, and the Rural Coalition/CoaliciĆ³n Rural (RC) is calling on all farmers and ranchers to participate.
      Representing thousands of diverse producers throughout the United States, the RC has worked for 40 years to promote just and sustainable rural development that brings fair returns to diverse farmers and communities.

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Educating And Empowering African-Americans About End-of-Life Care

Brandi  Alexander by: Brandi Alexander
As we celebrate Black History Month, one of our goals should be to change the history of African-Americans like my father enduring needless suffering when we die because we don't prepare for the ...



Flu Fear Grips Georgia While 1.3 Million Georgians Remain Without Health Insurance

Daniel  Lanford by: Daniel Lanford
I shake a lot of hands on the job. It is a routine part of my day. Today, the usual hand shaking routine was interrupted.
  "It's the flu."
  The woman refusing to shake ...





Nothing Golden About This 50-Year Anniversary

Holly  Sklar by: Holly Sklar
This month marks a golden anniversary for American wages, but don't expect celebration around the nation.
  On the contrary. In February 1968, the federal minimum wage increased from ...



Census of Agriculture: Your Opportunity To Shape The Future

Karolyn Zurn by: Karolyn Zurn
My husband and I live on a mid-sized farm in northwestern Minnesota, where we grow corn, soybeans, sugar beets, wheat, and alfalfa. Several of our grown children are farmers too, raising families ...








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What We Can Learn From Indigenous Women At The Ballot Box (by: Yifat Susskind) in the Winchester Herald Chronicle

What Does DACA Mean To Me? (by: Carlos Segovia) in the Apalachicola Times

17 Ripples Tore Into The Tide Of My Community (by: Sophie Pearson) in the San Francisco Chronicle

There's Still Time to Respond To The Census Of Agriculture (by: Rudy Arredondo, Lorette Picciano, Willard Tillman) in the Wahpeton Daily News

Educating And Empowering African-Americans About End-of-Life Care (by: Brandi Alexander) in the Colorado Springs Gazette

Flu Fear Grips Georgia While 1.3 Million Georgians Remain Without Health Insurance (by: Daniel Lanford) in the Walker County Messenger

Nothing Golden About This 50-Year Anniversary (by: Holly Sklar) in the Redding Record Searchlight

Census of Agriculture: Your Opportunity To Shape The Future (by: Karolyn Zurn) in the Napa Valley Register

A Wake-up Call To The People And A Challenge To Millennials (by: Hector Garcia) in the Augusta Free Press

Learning From Gerrymandering (by: Andrew Perrin) in the Houma Courier



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