Over the last few weeks, women across the country who I’ve talked to all expressed a feeling of anxiety and terror as we witnessed America’s institutions edge closer and closer to what feels like an actual breaking point. As we ripped open our deepest wounds to lay bare for society the true, real experience of

Yesterday, North Carolina’s Democratic governor, Roy Cooper, working with Republican State Senate Leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore, delivered the repeal of House Bill 2 (HB2)—a move Cooper both campaigned on and included in his priorities for the 2017 legislative session. The repeal was aimed at repairing the state’s reputation with businesses that

Seventy-five years ago, on February 19, 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which forced over 120,000 Japanese Americans — most of them American citizens by birthright — to forfeit their homes, belongings, and businesses, and to be incarcerated behind barbed wire in concentration camps. This act, which came in the midst of what

The Affordable Care Act has allowed millions of Americans to gain health care, and I was one of them. But that doesn’t mean the law is flawless. In October 2016, I had an unfortunate accident in which I dislocated and fractured my ankle. This might not seem like a big deal, but I happen to

In the week since Donald Trump signed an executive order that banned immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S., we’ve seen an outpouring of support for immigrants in every corner of American life. Americans gathered in airports across the country, waving signs and welcoming new people. Companies such as Budweiser joined in with

Recently, I’ve been reminded that, in the words of Dr. King, “the arc of the moral universe bends towards justice,” but not without people pushing it that way. I met some of those people last Thursday morning. Led by New York Communities for Change, they were camped in a plaza outside of Goldman Sachs, and

To Resist Tyranny, Look South

For the last two weeks, progressives have been glued to the confirmation hearings of a not-so-secret cabal bent on rolling back the gains of the Obama era. A Department of (In)Justice, a Department of Health that won’t guarantee health coverage, and a Department of Energy whose head won’t rule out cuts to energy efficiency and renewable

During her confirmation hearing earlier this week, Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, was asked by Senator Patty Murray to make a commitment that she would not cut funding or work toward privatization of schools. DeVos responded by saying: I look forward, if confirmed, to working with you to talk about how

Voting opens in all U.S. states tomorrow morning, and the presidency, Congress, our courts, and our state houses are all on the line. But in North Carolina, where voters have been casting ballots since October 20, the election has already begun. Changing demographics, recently revoked Voter ID laws, and a robust organizing community have made

While states like Colorado or Virginia have recently drifted into the Democratic column due to changing demographics, New Hampshire remains one of the swingiest of swing states. This year is no exception. I have been canvassing southern New Hampshire, specifically Nashua, since late summer, and the state motto, “Live Free or Die,” rings true. I