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At Thanksgiving, Trump’s public charge policy threatens food security

Megan Carney, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published by The Hill. "Thanksgiving commemorates the idea of the native peoples of North America sharing their harvest to save recently arrived immigrants from starvation."
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Attitude of Gratitude

Dr. Heidi L. Pottinger, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published by Medium. "It can be easy to get caught-up in the stress of the holidays. However, this is a great time to stop, take a…
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Single-payer health care is better than ObamaCare

Louise Marie Roth, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published by The Hill. "I was in Canada this past June when I broke my wrist and had to go to the ER. They were fast and…
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Science education must reflect reality: We only have 12 years to stop climate change

Dr. Felicia Goodrum Sterling, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published by The Hill. "A number of states had education bonds on Tuesday’s election ballots. Voters approved bonds to increase funding for education..."
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The post-election hangover cure

Hilary Van Alsburg, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published the Arizona Daily Star. "The election is over. What’s next? The energy leading up to the election carried with it an undercurrent of urgency by voters…
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LGBTQ+ youth need our support

Em Martin Brott, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published The Arizona Daily Star. "A few weeks ago, I came out as genderqueer. Like everyone coming out of closets, I peppered myself with anxious questions..."
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Mom: Thanks to active-shooter drills at school, my 4-year-old thought fireworks were gunshots. Enough already.

Dr. Heidi L. Pottinger, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published by The Washington Post, followed by an appearance on CBS radio. "Eleven people were murdered at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh in another mass…
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This Is What Voter Suppression Feels Like

Rhonda Gonzales, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published by Latino Rebels. "I’d just moved to Colorado from Arizona for graduate studies and it was voting time. Although young, I felt extremely prepared and proud to…
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Death, Día de los Muertos, and an Invitation

Lupita M. Chavez, , 2018-2019 Fellow.  This piece was first published in Latino Rebels. "Last year my brother called to ask, “Did we ever celebrate Día de los Muertos when we were growing up? I don’t…
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Scared by Spiders? Get Over It! You should be grateful to have Halloween’s creepiest creature around

Catherine Bartlett, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published by Scientific America. "Halloween is for celebrating the scary: imaginary monsters—ghouls, goblins and ghosts—along with real but scary-seeming creatures such as bats, black cats and spiders. It’s…
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