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On Healing & Hope: "Imagine What We Can Do Next"

"As a parent yearning for a more equitable future for her children, as a human yearning for the earth to survive more lifetimes, I hope we can remind ourselves that the work does not end here."

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13 Days Until The Presidential Election. Here's What You Can Do

Political advocacy is crucial right now, and even if you have never participated before, there is a way to protect our democracy. Like Michelle Obama said, "When we all vote, we take our power back."

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On Our Radar: The Politics Edit

The stories, news and editorials from the week that we feel compelled to share.

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Activist Elena Hung Wants You To Know What's At Stake With Amy Coney Barrett's SCOTUS Nomination

"It is clear the fight to preserve protections for pre-existing conditions is on the ballot. The next Justice that goes on the Court will decide whether or not 135 million Americans—including my daughter—will still have protections despite pre-existing conditions."

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On Our Radar: Podcasts On Politics

What to listen to, learn from, and think about to ready yourself to vote on November 3.

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On Our Radar: The Politics Edit

The stories, news and editorials from the week that we felt compelled to share.

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What We Spend Is What We Are (...And We Were In Trouble Even Before COVID-19)

"But, for better or worse, numbers can help us to better understand how we got here. They can also help us to better understand how we’ll cope once the crisis has passed." Policy-driven editor, publisher and producer Laicie Heeley is sharing her expertise on our economy in light of the global pandemic.

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The Woman Behind: Jessica Yellin, Author Of Savage News And The Voice Of #NewsNotNoise

Jessica Yellin has created a unique space in the media landscape, presenting a concise, calm and noiseless version of the news via her Instagram platform. We spoke with Jessica about her debut fiction novel, Savage News, making mid-life career pivots, and how we can all distill our news consumption to get the facts that matter.

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On Our Radar: Election Results & Why They Matter

In political news, there's much at stake over the next year. Statewide elections were held across the nation yesterday, and we've rounded up a few articles to help better explain the results and what they mean.

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Politics Primer: What's At Stake In The Supreme Court

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court struggled to decide whether a landmark 1964 civil rights law bars employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and transgender status.

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Politics Primer: What To Know Right Now & How To Help

We're deciphering the current political landscape on women's rights, equal pay, migrant detention, and climate change—and offering ways to help.

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On Our Radar: The Politics Edition

The thoughts and ideas made us pause, think and most importantly, consider what is happening in the world.

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A Conversation On Female Power With Photojournalist Elizabeth Herman

It is no secret that women have been seriously underrepresented in the history books. Photojournalist Elizabeth Herman, however, is out to change this by documenting each woman currently serving in the United States Congress. Herman discusses her experience capturing the electrifying energy of the women of the 116th Congress and the type of empowerment young women deserve to see in their lives, every day.

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The (Politics) Edit

The thoughts and ideas made us pause, think and most importantly, consider what is happening in the world.

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The Woman Behind: Meet Michelle, Founder and Curator of @agirlhasnopresident

A few days after the election, Michelle created @agirlhasnopresident, a politically savvy, sharp-witted Instagram account intent on keeping followers informed and activists impassioned.

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Meet the 116th US Congress

The women of the 116th US Congress have come a long way. We're overjoyed and excited for their journey ahead, but we are equally interested to hear about their roots. Read the origin stories of 5 inspirational women we can't wait to see on Capitol Hill.

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Why I Ran For Local Office: It's Personal

Nora Gomez-Strauss shares her personal experiences running for local office, growing closer to her community in the process and how rewarding it can be to engage in politics as a family.

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The Woman Behind: Elisabeth Egan, Creator Of @100postcards

"I think there are so many people like me that just woke up and said if not my problem, who’s is it? And I’m not pretending to be solving anything with these postcards but it keeps me accountable." Elisabeth Egan is the writer behind the Instagram @100postcards and is using her platform to "Change the world one postcard at a time."

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Resisting Kavanaugh

Throughout the divisiveness of Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination hearing and recent sexual assault allegations, we ponder what lasting effects conservative rhetoric could have on our laws and, more importantly, the private lives of citizens.

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The (News) Edit

The headlines of the week that made us pause, think and, most importantly, consider what is happening in the world.

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Vote: It Matters

Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Washington State - we're counting on you to vote today. Not sure what's on the ballot or when your local primary takes place? Check out our calendar of events, issues and sign up for reminders so you don't miss the opportunity to make your voice heard.

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The (Web) Edit

The articles on our weekend reading list that made us pause and consider what is happening in our world.

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The (News) Edit

The thoughts and ideas that made us pause, think and, most importantly, consider what is happening in the world this week.

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The Keys To Political Activism: How To Get Involved Here and Now

There's so much noise in the news these days, it can be hard to figure out where to even begin contributing to crucial political causes. Here are some ground rules to offer some guidance (and a push to get involved in whatever ways you can).