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Se me rompe el corazón

Se me rompe el corazón

Mi corazón ha estado quebrantado en las últimas semanas. Desde los asesinatos racistas en Buffalo hacia lo que parece el fin...

A Power Stronger Than Hate

A Power Stronger Than Hate

My heart has been breaking for the last several weeks. The racist murders in Buffalo, the looming end of reproductive freedom in so...

What I Learned In Kansas

What I Learned In Kansas

In his 2004 book What’s the Matter with Kansas, Thomas Frank describes how working-class voters in his home state came to support a party that does not stand with them on policies that affect their livelihood and ability to make ends meet. Why, he asks, do they vote...

The Time Is Now For Meaningful Change On Capitol Hill

The Time Is Now For Meaningful Change On Capitol Hill

Too often, it feels like our government is run by and for the wealthy and powerful industries, like pharmaceuticals and fossil fuels, insurance and finance. They spend hundreds of millions every year to sway politicians’ votes towards their interests. They have...

Treasury Builds a Road to Recovery, With People's Action

Treasury Builds a Road to Recovery, With People's Action

President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda may be stalled in Congress, but let’s not forget: the American Rescue Plan, which directs $1.9 trillion towards rebuilding communities, has been signed into law. Now it’s up to us to ensure these funds reach those who need...

Accountability Is the Start of True Recovery

Accountability Is the Start of True Recovery

When the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan (ARP) became law in March, People’s Action was filled with joy and delight. This was a hard-won victory for our organizers, with tangible benefits for real people, and - we hope - it will be the start of an equitable...

First We Celebrate, Then We Fight

First We Celebrate, Then We Fight

July 15th is a day every American should celebrate. That’s when families began to receive direct payments of as much as $300 per child, payments they’ll now get every month through the end of the year, along with a tax credit. This is a game changer for the millions...

The War on Drugs Is a War on People Like Me

The War on Drugs Is a War on People Like Me

The War on Drugs has been with us for more than fifty years, and hasn’t been a war on drugs at all. It’s been a war on people: people like me, and my family. Black people. The part where it was supposed to decrease drug use? That part failed. I live in Prince George’s...

Vermont Wants to Heal the Overdose Crisis, Do You?

Vermont Wants to Heal the Overdose Crisis, Do You?

On June 1, Vermont became the first state in the nation to remove criminal penalties for possession of “therapeutic amounts” of buprenorphine. This amounts to a one- to two-week supply of this lifesaving treatment for people who suffer from Opioid Use Disorder....

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