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Voices

Jason Kander: Eliminating Voting Rights is an Assault on Democracy

The Election Assistance Commission ensures that all Americans can vote freely and independently -- and it's under siege.
Jason Kander
7.20.17
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Undocumented Immigrants Are Entitled to the American Dream

Citizen or not, everyone deserves a shot at equal opportunity.
Cesar Vargas
7.4.17
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Celebrate Independence Day by Breaking Bread and Barriers with Refugees

And as the appetite for such gatherings grows, the opportunities that arise with social connectivity are endless.
David Ponet and Gissou Nia
7.3.17
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Facing Turmoil and Conflict, Syrian Refugees Tell Their Own Story

"Refugee youths carry immense creative capital, and the most untapped potential because of the uncertainty they are forced to navigate in their day to day life."
Mohsin Mohi-Ud-Din
6.28.17
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Switching to Clean Energy Could Save Coachella Valley's Largest Lake

As the Salton Sea begins receding, significant consequences will quickly become apparent.
Sarah Friedman
6.27.17
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Driving an Electric Car is One Way to Resist Trump’s Climate Attacks

No gasoline, no dirty oil changes, no internal combustion engine, no having to deal with politicians withdrawing from a multi-national environmental call to action.
Gina Coplon-Newfield
6.21.17
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Activist Inspires Teens to Learn Coding With Hip-Hop Hackathon

The NYC event Hip-Hop Hacktivist wants minority and underrepresented youths to become producers instead of consumers.
Bryan Bethea
6.21.17
World Refugee Day

On World Refugee Day, Now Is the Wrong Time to Turn Your Back

As the global refugee displacement burden grows - with 10 million new people displaced in 2016 alone - the call for long-term solutions from the international community only grows louder.
Chiara Trincia
6.20.17
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Workers Must Run Faster to Keep up With New Industry Skills

Figuring out how millions of unemployed workers will be capable of filling millions of unknown jobs is among our greatest challenges.
Oliver B. Libby
6.16.17
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Detroit’s Economic Development Is the Comeback America's Been Waiting For

The Motor City is the starting point for more inclusive and sustainable neighborhood development in post-industrial US cities.
Kyle Ofori
6.15.17
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Tech Group Won't Let Trump Ignore LGBTQ Pride Month

Software engineers, designers, copywriters, coders and many others are organizing to protect and advance the cause in the digital space.
Michael Lenihan
6.14.17
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Scientists Are Using Twitter to Battle Brazil’s Congressional Corruption

59 percent of the Brazilian Congress has been implicated. Could this social media-focused project meant to hold elected officials accountable work in the US?
Irio Musskopf and Eduardo Cuducos.
6.12.17