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From Arizona to Uganda, We Must Protect the Rights of the LGBT Community

Posted 02/24/2014

It’s sometimes hard to believe that the year is 2014. For all of our advances, tech developments, innovations, achievements and progress, we are watching elected officials enact laws and propose others that are simply unbelievable.

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From Arizona to Uganda, We Must Protect the Rights of the LGBT Community

Posted 02/24/2014

It’s sometimes hard to believe that the year is 2014. For all of our advances, tech developments, innovations, achievements and progress, we are watching elected officials enact laws and propose others that are simply unbelievable. Last week, the Arizona State House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow business owners asserting religious beliefs to deny service…

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Calling on Leaders to Repeal ‘Stand Your Ground’

Posted 02/17/2014

Whether it is Florida or any of the other 22 states with these ridiculous and incomprehensible laws on the books, we must push back aggressively and immediately.

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Michael Sam — An Inspiration to All

Posted 02/10/2014

What Michael Sam did took tremendous strength and valor. Not only did he proclaim his truth to the world, but he did so knowing that he could very well lose a lot in the process.

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Minimum Wage vs. Maximum Greed

Posted 02/4/2014

If anyone believes even for a brief moment that corporations are in the business of hiring more people, he/she just might be temporarily delusional. Let’s be honest and keep it real: businesses are consistently looking to grow their profits.

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SOTU: No Time for Delay

Posted 01/29/2014

This must be a year when we rise together peacefully and not only let our voices be heard, but let our actions unequivocally speak for themselves. For the only way to fight against inequality is to bring about more justice for every man, woman and child.

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How to Truly Honor Dr. King

Posted 01/21/2014

e simply cannot celebrate Dr. King, then turn around and watch efforts to dismantle the very things he fought and died for. Here we are recognizing such an esteemed figure and a national holiday, yet the Supreme Court recently gutted part of the Voting Rights Act itself.

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Bridgegate Collateral Damage: The People

Posted 01/13/2014

While the investigation continues, subpoenas get issued and details hashed out, one thing has become abundantly clear: the residents of Fort Lee and the people of New Jersey were treated as some sort of an afterthought.

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Wishful Thinking Won’t Define 2014; Our Work Will

Posted 01/6/2014

hen issues like women’s reproductive rights, unemployment benefits, marriage equality, economic fairness, education, immigration reform, a minimum wage increase and affordable health care are on the line, how can anyone think that making promises or a new year’s resolution is enough?

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