Our greatest achievements have been built by those families who came here to work for better lives — families who have gone on to lead our nation in various capacities. We must ensure that our political representatives at every level, from the executive down, are committed to acting on this chance to demonstrate tolerance and fairness.
This election we keep hearing one thing about the campaigns, “Who will control the United States Senate?” That’s an exciting question, but it’s not the only one I care about. As a progressive, I care about healthcare access, voting rights, environmental protections, education, economic mobility, and LGBTQ rights. That’s why I care about what is happening in the state chambers across our country. Read More
Who will throw in their hat for President in 2016? While Hillary supporters have been preparing for her 2016 re-run since she lost the presidential primary in 2008, today we have more reason to believe Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida and of the Bush dynasty, will "more than likely" run for President. Read More
Welcome to our ongoing interview series highlighting young elected officials and young candidates. This month we did a Q&A with Natalia Duncan Macker, who is running for State House in Wyoming's 22nd District. Read More
Earlier this month, NPR broadcast an interview—“Chicago Students To News Media: ‘You Don’t Know Us’”—with fifth-graders from Chicago’s Bradwell School of Excellence, who recently published an op-ed in the Chicago Tribune. Their piece, titled “You Don’t Really Know Us,” addresses the Tribune’s coverage of crime, and only crime, in the South Shore neighborhood they call home. Read More