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Shared humanity at the total eclipse of the sun

Martha Gilliland, 2015-2016 Fellow. This piece was first published by the Arizona Daily Star. "Seven of us from Tucson gathered in the rancher’s pasture in Idaho expecting a total eclipse of the sun last week. We…
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My Turn: ‘Streamlining’ foster care is government speak for cutting services

Martha Gilliland, 2015-2016 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Arizona Republic. "Our governor is proud of his business acumen and has regularly indicated strong support for Arizona’s children. He proclaimed August “Child Support Awareness…
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Energy independence: it’s our choice

Martha Winters Gilliland, Ph.D., 2015-2016 Public Voices Fellow.  This piece was first published in The Hill, "Automobile fuel economy standards are under review right now.   Pressure to lower them will grow with some arguing that consumers..."
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The Case for an International Environmental Court

Martha Winters Gilliland and Judith McDaniel, 2015-2106 Public Voices Fellows. This piece was first published in The World Post, "World leaders have begun to ratify the Paris agreement and it is a good thing. India..."
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Money for something: Why we can and must increase college graduation rates

Tricia R. Serio & Martha W. Gilliland, 2015-2016 Public Voices Fellows. This piece was first published in The Hill, "Like many of her peers, Malia Obama announced her college choice in time for the May 1st college…
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My Daughter’s Decision to Foster Children

Martha Winters Gilliland, 2015-2016 Public Voices Fellow. This piece was first published in the HuffPost Parents, “ 'Will you pick your grandkids up from gymnastics tonight? We’re attending a workshop on becoming foster parents.'  'What?' I turned…
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Martha Gilliland: Pima Community College is us

Martha Winters Gilliland, 2015-2016 Fellow. This piece was first published in the Arizona Daily Star. "Join me in my New Year’s resolution. I promise to support my community college with my words, deeds and ideas. Pima Community College…
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Why You Should Vacation With Your Grandkids Take them places their parents wouldn’t and leave their folks behind

Martha Winters Gilliland -2015-2016 Fellow. This piece was first published in NextAvenue.  “In the past 12 years, I have taken one or more of my six grandchildren on 25 trips, mostly adventure trips — river rafting…
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Global warming can lead to economic development

Martha Winters Gilliland-2015-2016 Fellow.  This piece was first published in The Hill.  “Opportunities for innovation, economic development, job creation, higher standards of living for the middle class and even environmental enhancements abound in the scenarios on…
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