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Children in charter schools shouldn’t go hungry

Eve Rifkin, 2017-2018 Fellow.  This piece was first published in The Hill.  "A heartbreaking story of the seven-year-old girl in Texas has gone viral. During a class exercise in which she and her classmates were told to write a…
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The tax bill endangers millions of lives

Rachel E. Gallery, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Hill. "The tax bill will either cut or reduce the tax credit for companies developing drugs for rare diseases. Approximately one in 10 Americans has…
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As tech firms enter hearing aid market, FDA must protect consumers

Judy L. Huch, Aud, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece was published in The Hill.  "The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has started consulting with hearing experts and associations as it begins creating regulations for new over-the-counter hearing aids. Having worked…
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The US doesn’t need to spend $2 billion a year detaining immigrants

Melanie Gleason, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece first appeared in The Hill. "I recently visited my asylum-seeking client in solitary confinement at the Eloy Detention Center in southern Arizona — where she has been detained for more…
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White fragility will not protect you from accountability

Michele Pitot. 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Hill. "Why is anyone surprised that Bill Maher would use the phrase “house n----” without a second thought? An opinionated, empowered white man who has…
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Rural America left out of Trump’s water infrastructure plan

Andrea K. Gerlak. 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Hill. "President Trump recently unveiled his infrastructure plan but it did little to address the water crisis in rural America. While the poor condition…
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Sanctuary cities are not breaking the law, but Trump is

Negar Katirai, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Hill. "Shortly after signing his January 25, 2017, executive order threatening to cut federal funding to so-called sanctuary cities, President Trump said he was willing to…
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Even female Supreme Court justices are interrupted when speaking

Jennifer Earl, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Hill.  "Every woman I know has experienced being interrupted by a man while she was speaking. Most of us have ample experience with 'mansplaining'..."
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World Water Day — an agenda of radical change for America’s waters

Andrea K. Gerlak, 2016-2017 Fellow, with colleague Helen Ingram. This piece was first published in The Hill. "On March 22, the world will celebrate World Water Day. How will this Administration recognize the day?..."
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Civil asset forfeiture: Fund public defenders instead of the police

Jennifer Earl, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Hill.  "At a recent meeting with law enforcement, Donald Trump suggested ruining the career of an unnamed Texas legislator who had allegedly proposed eliminating civil…
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