A New Day in Albany

In the early days of the 2019-2020 legislative session, New York passed historic voting reforms that activists have advocated for decades. While many improvements were made, the state still has a way to go before our elections are free and fair for all New Yorkers.

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The Age of New Protest

Written by Najwa Jamal It is not hard to look around today and realize we are in the midst of constant tension between the people and the state. Naturally, protest seems like a first step at absolving these conflicts. Passion and anger begin to fuel you. Those emotions whither away almost as quickly as they charged you. Headline […]

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Soil as Solution

Written by Bronwyn Simmons Driven by greed and ignorance, we have pushed our environmental home to the point where it pushes back, wreaking havoc on us with natural disasters and famines. Yes, fossil fuel use has greatly contributed to global warming, but a large amount of the carbon that we’ve released into the atmosphere comes […]

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Elections are How Democracies Work, Yet Millions of Americans Are Barred from Voting

Written by Blair Peppe and Vera Ting When the midterm election comes to a close, the winning candidates will be delivering their speeches to two different groups: One group will be comprised of voters who have claimed their political voices, and for better or worse may feel represented by the victors. The other group will […]

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There’s Too Much Money in Politics and Democracy Matters Wants to Do Something About It

Written by Maeve McKaig With midterm elections just days away, Americans across the political spectrum are doing all they can to shake an ingrained cynicism from the electorate. Despite America’s characterization as a champion of democracy, on average only half of its citizens actually show up on election day. Many voters feel as if their […]

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