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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…
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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…
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We need unity in Arizona

Negar Katirai, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Arizona Daily Star. "My husband and I moved to Tucson after becoming enamored with it three years ago. I am Iranian-American, and my husband is Mexican…
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YWCA: Are you registered to vote?

E. Liane Hernandez, 2015-2016 Fellow, and Betsy Bolding. This piece was first published in the Arizona Daily Star. "Today — Sept. 27 — is National Voter Registration Day, a day designed to focus on the very…
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Use progress as fuel in ongoing struggle for LGBT equality

Sofia Martinez Ramos, 2015-2016 Public Voices Fellow. This piece was first published in The Arizona Daily Star. "Before the mass murder at a gay nightclub in Orlando, I started writing about acceptance of the LGBT community…
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Guest Opinion: Want to make America great again? Let’s try empathy

Krista Millay, 2015-2016 Public Voices Fellow and Spencer Gorin. This piece was first published in the Arizona Daily Star, "When Donald Trump visited Tucson, the angry photos of the rally made us hurt. But when we look…
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Brennan: Channel your inner pragmatist and vote ‘yes’ on Prop. 123

Carrie Brennan, 2015-2016 Public Voices Fellow. This piece was first published in the Arizona Daily Star, "For days when it first arrived, I had a staring contest with the mail-in ballot for the May 17 special…
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Maureen Coomler: Now is the time for Arizona to reinstate KidsCare

Maureen Coomler, 2015-2016 Public Voices Fellow. This piece was first published in the Arizona Daily Star, "When state legislators froze KidsCare in 2010, more than 40,000 of Arizona’s children lost their health insurance coverage. Now, a bill…
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Stephanie Sklar: Clean power plan provides promise of a cleaner energy future

Stephanie Sklar, 2015-2016 Public Voices Fellow. This piece was first published in The Arizona Daily Star, "Earlier this month the Supreme Court halted enforcement of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, giving a win to the 27 mostly…
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Sofia Martinez Ramos: Don’t use ‘illegal’ to describe people

Sofia Martinez Ramos, 2015-2016 Public Voices Fellow. This article was first published in the Arizona Daily Star, "Many remember the childhood rhyme, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can’ t hurt me.” Anti-bullying..."
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