Emily Weitz

Rise Up

Automatic Voter Registration Might Get Americans to Actually Vote

AVR has garnered strong bipartisan support and is bringing more people to the polls for the midterm elections by promising a younger and more diverse electorate than ever.
Emily Weitz
4.27.18
Frontier

Harsher Weed Policies Make Us Less Safe

States like California where marijuana is legal allow criminal justice leadership to re-address real legal priorities.
Emily Weitz
4.19.18
Rise Up

Everything You Need to Know to Prepare for the March for Our Lives

With a rallying cry of "Vote Them Out," Americans are headed to DC and sister marches across the country to demand gun control reform now.
Emily Weitz
3.23.18
Rise Up

Congress Should Take Its Cues from Gun Control at the Local Level

Community leaders are driving change through sit-ins, demonstrations, and education that have led to legislative action at the state level.
Emily Weitz
3.16.18
Livable Planet

We Must Protect the People Dying in the Fight Against Climate Change

A new initiative is taking a stand against threats, harassment, and the deaths of environmentalists across the globe.
Emily Weitz
3.12.18
Rise Up

Trump's March 5 DACA Deadline Is Here and There's Still No Resolution for Dreamers

The lives of 800,000 young American Dreamers hang in the balance.
Emily Weitz
3.5.18
Rise Up

A Safe Housing Space for Formerly Incarcerated Women Faces Opposition from Lawmakers and Neighbors

Topeka Sam's Hope House is an invaluable resource for lowering incarceration rates but needs help to keep the doors open in the face of hostility.
Emily Weitz
3.1.18
Rise Up

Now Elected Officials Need to Take Action to Support the #MeToo Movement

Hollywood A-listers have put a spotlight on the sexual assault awareness campaign of activist Tarana Burke. Now it's time for politicians to put legislation behind the movement.
Emily Weitz
2.27.18
Frontier

If You're Not Rich You Probably Can't Afford to Live in San Francisco or New York City

The fight to keep America's cities livable is playing out right now from coast to coast.
Emily Weitz
2.27.18
Rise Up

Three People-Powered Advocacy Campaigns to Watch in 2018

These campaigns are using our moment of upheaval to mobilize people to protect birth control, voting rights and against economic inequality this year and beyond.
Emily Weitz
2.20.18
Rise Up

Here's How to Continue Martin Luther King's Legacy Better Than a Super Bowl Commercial

Using Dr. King’s inspiring words to sell trucks is pretty tasteless, but joining the renewed version of Dr. King’s own Poor People's Campaign is not.
Emily Weitz
2.5.18
Frontier

Building Oversized Homes Created an Environmental Housing Crisis

A culture that prides bigger-as-better has forced small communities across the globe to a critical environmental crossroads.
Emily Weitz
2.2.18
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