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How Do We Get Our Voting Rights Back?

Patricia Jackson, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in Truthout. "Voter suppression is cloaked in many forms. Rev. William Barber, of the Moral Mondays Movement in North Carolina, understands voter suppression, "Voter suppression hacked our…
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Everyone Deserves Care: Insisting on Compassion in the Face of Congressional Cruelty

Patricia MacCorquodale, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in Truthout. "When I heard that the Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act didn't have enough votes, I thought that maybe my family could stop…
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From Korea to Mosul, the US Tradition of “Collateral Damage” Drags On

Patricia Jackson, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published by Buzzflash for Truthout. "June was the sixty-fourth anniversary of the Korean War. It began in 1950 and ended 1953. Did people at that time in this…
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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…
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Building Bridges, Not Walls

Patricia MacCorquodale, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in TruthOut. "Ariel, the 11-year-old daughter of a friend, was riding the school bus in Northern Arizona when two Native American girls boarded the bus. A high school…
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Oscar-Nominated “Hidden Figures” and the Ongoing Legacy of Overlooked Contributions in STEM

Heather Metcalf, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in Truthout. "The depiction of these women overcoming segregation-era odds to serve their country in winning the space race seems to offer something compelling for all audiences, especially…
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Three Reasons Trump is Succeeding and What Progressives Can Do

Phyllis Taoua, 2015-2016 Fellow. This piece was first published by Truthout. "As I watched the historic events unfold at the national conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia, like many Americans, I wrestled with the question, "How is…
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“Water Is Our Life”: How a Mining Disaster Affected the Navajo Nation

Paloma Beamer, 2015-2016 Public Voices Fellow, Karletta Chief, Nathan Borrero and Benjamin Rivera. This piece was first published in Truthout, "In the midst of the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan, it is not surprising that…
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The Supreme Court Is at Stake: Why the Presidential Election Matters

Judith McDaniel, 2015-2016 Public Voices Fellow. This piece was first published in Truthout, "It is no secret that the makeup of the US Supreme Court will be a major issue as the fall election campaigns unfold…
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US Failures in Electronic Waste Regulation Threaten Health at Home and Abroad

Carmen Marriott-2014-2015 Fellow. This piece was first published in Truthout. "More than 40 million tons of electronic waste are disposed of every year. That's about 800 laptops every single second. The generation and disposal of e-waste…
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