Reforming the criminal justice system is a concern at the forefront of many activists’ minds. Since its creation, the American criminal justice system has broken up countless families through its harsh sentencings for relatively minor transgressions. There are generations of mothers and fathers, imprisoned for their transgressions against the law. Oftentimes these mothers and fathers belong to minority communities. Whether intentional or unintentional, there is a trend in the population of the incarcerated. The NAACP details the racial disparities in read more…

Posted: November 14, 2017 in: Uncategorized

The refundable taxes paid by the Additional Child Tax Credit and the Earned Income Tax Credit are essential for our nation’s parents earning the minimum wage. All of our parents must be able to pay for the healthy start that our children need. Huge subsidies exist for large businesses, yet many of these businesses pay salaries that are not a living wage. This is why refundable taxes are essential. The Child Tax Credit (CTC) was enacted in 1997 with bipartisan support. This is read more…

Posted: October 30, 2017 in: Uncategorized

The gun violence that happened in Las Vegas could have been prevented. U. S. Gun violence results in 17,000+ American children and teens being shot each year. 46 youths are shot daily resulting in 7 deaths.  We can curb gun violence.  People who are not “dangerous” can own guns. Why should we allow gun sales to people who want to injure or kill us? This is frustrating, but some progress has occurred. The Brady Bill was signed into law in 1993. This law requires read more…

Posted: October 15, 2017 in: Uncategorized

Bad News: Tell your Senator this week what you think about the Graham-Cassidy health care bill. This bill would: (from CREDO).  End employer-provided health coverage for many Americans. Eliminate subsidies that help middle- and low-income people purchase health plans. Dramatically cut funding to support states’ Medicaid costs and allow states to impose work requirements on Medicaid beneficiaries, an attack that could leave millions of people with disabilities and low-income families without health coverage. Give states the power to remove more expensive health services read more…

Posted: September 20, 2017 in: Uncategorized

Healthcare coverage may change for those dependent on Medicaid and Medicare. In addition, those with pre-existing conditions are at risk of losing their insurance. Tom Price, President Trump’s  appointee for Secretary of Health and Human services does not promise affordable health care for all. He does not promise continued support Medicaid and Medicare for all who are presently insured. Promise The Children urges you to phone your senator and ask him/her to vote against Tom Price for Secretary of Health read more…

Posted: January 31, 2017 in: Uncategorized

Selling more people more guns does not curb gun violence. In the U.S. over all, about 2500 children die from gunshot violence annually. U.S. children and teens are 17 times more likely to die from a gun shot than children in 25 other high-income countries combined according to the Children’s Defense Fund. In 2012 12,253 adults died from gunshot homicides. Many more adults committed suicide or suffered accidental deaths by gunshots, and also there were non-fatal gunshot crimes. How can we curb U. S. gun read more…

Posted: October 13, 2016 in: school discipline, Uncategorized

by Ellie Richardson                  Through my weeks of volunteering, I’ve noticed that one girl in particular doesn’t like to do art projects because she “doesn’t know how to draw”. At first, this seemed silly to me; it didn’t matter if the art was good or not, so long as she expressed herself. But when I saw her look around at the other girl’s drawings, then immediately erase what she’d produced, I could see read more…

Posted: July 28, 2015 in: Uncategorized


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