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Millennial Haley Stevens Challenges GOP in MI-11

Haley Stevens was born and raised in Rochester Hills, Michigan, merely one city under the auspices of Michigan’s 11th District. With a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in social policy and philosophy, Haley was primed to make an impact in the policy of manufacturing to bolster …

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Victory Fund: Electing LGBTQ Leaders

In 1991, LGBTQ activists founded Victory Fund, an organization dedicated to achieving “equality for LGBTQ Americans by increasing the number of openly LGBTQ officials at all levels of government.” Since their founding, Victory Fund has helped elect thousands of LGBTQ people into government positions where they have succeeded in passing …

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Standing with the Standing Rock Reservation

“There is a Sioux prophecy that says one day young people will come to the Native People asking for knowledge and understanding,” Jen says as she leans back in her chair and pulls her long, dark hair to one side. “It seems like that time may be now. I get …

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The Resilient Wind of the Pine Ridge Reservation

There is no escaping the wind on the Pine Ridge Reservation. While it blows through the South Dakota golden grass and huge rock formations, at the top of the hill at Wounded Knee, it almost seems to howl. The climb up the hill leads to a cemetery and under an …

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NextGen America: I Believe in Science

‘’I don’t believe in science, I believe in signs” is one of the lines from one of my favorite Chance the Rapper songs. While I am a fan of Chance from 79th, this is one lyric I can do without. I believe in science, and I know climate change is …

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Amy McGrath – Retired Fighter Pilot & (D) Candidate for KY-6

A 20-year veteran of the Marine Corps, Lt. Col. Amy McGrath announced via a viral campaign video that she is challenging Republican incumbent Andy Barr to represent Kentucky’s 6th congressional district. The video shows McGrath in front of fighter jets discussing her upbringing, military career, and perseverance in the face …

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Color of Change: A Racial Justice Organization

Racism in America is anything but dead. Police shootings of Black people are still extremely common, inequality within the workforce still exists, and prejudice in the government is deeply embedded. Color of Change is pushing to change this inequality and do something real about injustice. As an organization, they design …

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Exclusive Profile: BNC NY-14 Candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Even as a child, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was no stranger to financial hardship. Born to a family of working-class Puerto Rican Americans in the South Bronx, she was first forced to confront her family’s less-than-ideal socioeconomic status when she started school. While her parents instilled in her the importance of education, …

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Save My Care

Yes, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) conceded that “it is time to move on,” and yes, Sen. David Purdue (R-GA) said he’s “standing here ready to work with [Democrats],” but like the monster of a B-movie horror film, the GOP effort to kill the Affordable Care Act simply won’t die. Politico …

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Ladies Get Paid: It’s Time for a Raise

Remember when you realized your male coworker got paid more for doing the same work as you? Or that time your boss smacked your ass? When you were too afraid of either losing your job or appearing “crazy” to speak up? It’s 2017. The gender pay gap still exists. Sexism …

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