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Finding Sacagawea in El Salvador

Anna Ochoa O'Leary-2014-2105 Fellow. This piece was first published in Speak Out. "Does anybody remember the Sacagawea dollar coin first minted in 2000?Sacagawea was a Native American (Shoshone) who in 1804 made history by guiding the…
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Planned Parenthood Is Crucial for Immigrant Women

Anna Ochoa O'Leary and Edna Meza Aguirre-2014-2015 Fellows. This piece was first published in Women's eNews. "The story of Carmen, a migrant woman who was sexually assaulted while in transit to the United States, has become…
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Trump’s immigrant-bashing omits that business owners like him are to blame

Anna Ochoa O'Leary--2014-2015 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Hill. "Donald Trump is wrong to blame immigrants for the nation’s woes. Business owners like him, those benefiting from trade agreements, are guilty of creating…
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Obama comparte un legado con Roosevelt

Anna Ochoa O’Leary—2014-2015 Fellow. This piece was originally published by Hoy. “Al crecer, recuerdo que mi padre hablaba de las dificultades de la época de la depresión. Al igual que muchas otras familias mexicanas, hicieron lo…
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Guest Voz: Women’s History Month must honor Latinas

Anna Ochoa O’Leary—2014-2015 Fellow. This piece was first published by Latina Lista. “Curious about Women’s History Month, I browsed the pages of womenshistorymonth.gov. learned that it originated in 1981 when Congress first passed …”
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Issuing Dreamers drivers licenses tied to productive future

Anna Ochoa O’Leary—2014-2015 Fellow. This piece was first published by the Arizona Daily Star. “Last week Arizona’s new state Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced he would renew efforts to take driver’s licenses out of the hands…
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Family values and deportation don’t go together

Anna Ochoa O’Leary—2014-2015 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Conversation. “Not so long ago, I sat across the table from Teresa, age 25, in a migrant shelter right across the border from Nogales Arizona…
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