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How We Build a More Perfect Union

How We Build a More Perfect Union

SUPPORT OUR WORK ESPAÑOL To perfect our democracy, we must defend it. It all begins with our votes. This week, I watched my daughter, Genesis Mercado-Arias, address more than a hundred immigrants who had just become United States citizens in Kansas City. She had been...
What Price Will You Pay?

What Price Will You Pay?

Democracy dies when we give up freedoms, thinking they are a small price to pay. That's why we need to defend our right to vote and defeat authoritarian leaders everywhere. SUPPORT OUR WORK SPANISH I recently returned to El Salvador for the first time in many years. I...
What Is the Antidote to Despair?

What Is the Antidote to Despair?

SUPPORT OUR WORK ESPANOL The holidays are a joyous time at our house in Wichita. My husband Reuben and I share a big, blended family of five kids, now in their twenties and early thirties. One of my daughters lives in a small town with her husband, and through her...
Why We Hope

Why We Hope

It would be easy to despair in times like these. Powerful corporations profit from our climate crisis. Millions suffer from war or must flee their homes, and democracy is under attack. This is a time when we need each other more than ever. Yet many people feel alone....
Try This in a Small Town

Try This in a Small Town

"This is what is possible with good government that works for people. This is what happens when people are put closer and closer to decision-making power." - Carrie Santoro, Pennsylvania Stands Up Country singer Jason Aldean recently sparked a firestorm with his song...

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