Kimberly Lawson

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How Women Against Gun Violence is Spearheading Gun Control Reform in LA

WAGV is a female-led movement that has fought against gender-based gun violence and advocated for stronger local gun laws for decades.
Kimberly Lawson
3.19.18
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ERPO Laws Gain Traction in the Gun Control Debate Post-Parkland

To some, extreme risk protection orders that take away firearms from dangerous people are a mental health and public safety no-brainer.
Kimberly Lawson
3.15.18
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What Cities Should Do to Improve Life Outcomes for Young Black Men

Across the country, cities are taking the lead to address systemic inequality.
Kimberly Lawson
3.7.18
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America's Broken Cash Bail System is Criminal Justice Gone Terribly Wrong

Across the country, legislators acknowledge that the bail bonds unfairly targets poor people and people of color. Now some states are taking steps to change.
Kimberly Lawson
2.28.18
Livable Planet

The Trump Administration Just Gave States Free Reign for Offshore Drilling, But You Can Fight Back

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke plans to open up almost all of the U.S. coast to offshore oil drilling—more than 90 percent of the continental shelf.
Kimberly Lawson
1.26.18
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Walls of Dreamer Portraits Have Sprung up To Get Congress to Pass the DREAM Act

The Inside Out/Dreamers project uses art as a tool for activism to counter Trump's border wall.
Kimberly Lawson
12.22.17
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Here's What Melania Trump's Anti-Bullying Campaign Has Done to Actually Fight Bullying

Former First Lady Michelle Obama launched her Let’s Move campaign over a year after former President Obama took office, so what's the current First Lady doing about her own signature initiative?
Kimberly Lawson
12.18.17
Livable Planet

Drinking Water and Native American Land Threatened by Proposed Pipeline Cutting Across Virginia and North Carolina

A 600-mile underground natural gas pipeline in the Southeast has communities divided and is prompting everyday residents to take action before the deal is done.
Kimberly Lawson
12.12.17
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Why the #Fight4BirthControl Against Employers Opting out of Contraceptive Coverage Will Continue Well Into 2018

It’s not too late to let the federal government know you’re against the new interim final rules. Advocates are currently collecting comments from the public until midnight on December 5.
Kimberly Lawson
12.5.17
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For 45 Million Americans, Student Debt Could Be a Thing of the Past

Some lawmakers really do want to make college affordable again, and here's how.
Kimberly Lawson
11.20.17
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Bernie Sanders on Why the Time Is Now to Make College Tuition Free

The debilitating price tag on college, coupled with the fact that 44 million Americans already owe more than $1.3 trillion in student loan debt, is why Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced the 'College for All' Act earlier this year.
Kimberly Lawson
11.17.17
Vote Now

How One Vote Decided 31 Elections in North Carolina in 2015

Surprise! Your vote really does matter.
Kimberly Lawson
11.7.17
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