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Letter: Healthcare for All of Us

Patricia Jackson, 2016-2017 Fellow. This letter was first published in The Arizona Daily Star. ““Let’s end agony, adopt single-payer system” agrees with 60% who say our government should be responsible for health care coverage for all. Single payer is not managed by private insurance corporations: it is a publicly-financed, publicly …”

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Underpaid, my colleagues and I are frequently advised to “marry a doctor or a lawyer”

Julie Kasper, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Hechinger Report. “Teachers work two jobs so they can buy boats and other luxury items, Arizona’s House Majority Leader Republican John Allen said recently. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Here in Tucson, K-12 …”

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Sanctuary cities are not breaking the law, but Trump is

Negar Katirai, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Hill. “Shortly after signing his January 25, 2017, executive order threatening to cut federal funding to so-called sanctuary cities, President Trump said he was willing to use the order as a weapon” to make sanctuary …”

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Who Are the Real Bad Hombres: Mexican Immigrants or Pocahontas’s Rapist?

Negar Katirai, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in Garnet News. “Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recent memo directs Department of Justice attorneys to consider felony prosecution when a person is accused of entering into a fraudulent marriage to obtain legal immigration …”

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Four Things You Didn’t Know About the Border

Gabriela Cervantes, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in Latino Rebels. “Candidate Donald Trump said it over and over again, “I’m going to build a big, beautiful wall, and Mexico is going to pay for it.” Yet, the proposed …”

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Even female Supreme Court justices are interrupted when speaking

Jennifer Earl, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Hill.  “Every woman I know has experienced being interrupted by a man while she was speaking. Most of us have ample experience with ‘mansplaining’…”

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YWCA has been fighting 100 years to help all Southern Arizonans thrive

Tanisha Johnson, 2016-2017 Fellow, with Kelly Fryer. This piece was first published in The Arizona Daily Star. “In 1917, when a group of 150 leaders got together to bring the YWCA to Tucson, statewide laws mandated school segregation and prohibited mixed marriages. But those women had a vision: Everyone should have the opportunity to thrive…”

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Airstrikes on Syria Are the Latest Reason We Need to Start Learning Peace

Patricia Jackson, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in Truthout. “My childhood began in World War II, my teenage years framed by the Korean War and the Cold War. My friends and I grew up under fear fueled by McCarthyism…”

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The masquerade of school choice: a parent’s story

Patricia MacCorquodale, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Washington Post. “Though championed by Trump and DeVos, school choice is highly controversial around the country….”

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‘First, Do No Harm’: Why Anti-Trans Discrimination in Health Care Must End

Ilana Addis, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in Rewire. “Transgender individuals face numerous obstacles in accessing quality health care. Health companies may deny coverage of certain treatments or procedures….”

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