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For some migrant mothers, there’s no rest on Mother’s Day

Melanie Gleason, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece was first published by The Arizona Daily Star. “Thursday was Día de las Madres, or Mother’s Day, in Mexico. I spent the morning in Nogales, Mexico, running a pro bono…
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Neto’s Tucson: Randiesia Fletcher overcame barriers, now helps refugees do the same

Randiesia Fletcher-Riggs, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece first appeared in the Arizona Daily Star. "For several years, Randiesia Fletcher has helped refugees create new lives for themselves in Tucson. She co-founded the nonprofit Refugee Resource Center... Many…
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$1 Million Challenge Goal Met Early

Thanks to an outpouring of support from donors, and the hard work of women’s foundation fundraising volunteers and board members, the goal was met far earlier than expected. In partnership with the Connie Hillman Family Foundation…
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Warrantless searches of digital devices threaten all Arizonans

Catherine F. Brooks, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece was first published by The Arizona Daily Star “Given that Arizona shares its southern border with Mexico, residents need to pay special attention to illegal searches of mobile devices…
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The impact of youth-led movements

Joy E. Baynes, 2017-2018 Fellow.  This piece was first published in the Arizona Daily Star. “The youth-led march organized by the survivors of the Parkland High School massacre has inspired national attention, as students stand up…
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A border wall will create more ‘Dreamers’

Elizabeth Oglesby, 2017-2018 Fellow.  This piece was first published in the Arizona Daily Star. "The Trump administration announced its new immigration proposal last week. President Trump proposes legalizing “dreamers,” in exchange for funding the border wall…
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Pima Community College changes lives, one student at a time

Sofia Martinez Ramos, 2015-2016 Fellow. This piece was first published by the Arizona Daily Star. "Pima Community College is invaluable to our community because it helps change lives. It is a place for growth and development…
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WFSA Receives National Award

As reported by the Arizona Daily Star, the Women's Foundation of Southern Arizona is the recipient of a highly competitive $150,000 national award from the Women's Funding Network and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to increase the…
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Dear McCain, Kirkpatrick: I’m indigenous — and I’m a voter, so hear me

Gabriella Cazares-Kelly, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece was first published by the Arizona Daily Star. "Several recent experiences with the staff members of local politicians have made it clear to me that Native Americans face both additional…
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Tax reform will help small businesses in Arizona

Lea Marquez Peterson, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece first appeared in the Arizona Daily Star. "As the president of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, I’ve seen firsthand that our current tax code places a stifling burden…
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