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How to Find Conflict-Free Jewelry

Jewelry doesn’t have to be something you feel guilty wearing. After movies like Blood Diamond raised awareness about the devastating impacts of diamonds in West Africa, more and more people have been looking for conflict-free and socially responsible jewelry. As today’s consumers are shifting their dollars toward organic food, safer beauty products, environmentally-friendly laundry detergent, it’s […]

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What is the Most Effective Way to Reach Congress?

Regardless of where you land on the political spectrum, it’s safe to say our country is having a exciting surge of grassroots activation. As an organizer, civics nerd and political junkie, I’m pumped. One of the core principles of our democracy is public participation, and in recent decades we’ve been awash in apathy. So when […]

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The House Passed a Major Roll Back of Consumer Safety Laws, Let’s Stop the Senate

If you haven’t heard about one of the scariest bills moving through Congress—the REINS Act—don’t worry, most people haven’t either. Despite the quiet nature of this bill’s progress, it has the potential to roll back some of the biggest, most important consumer safety laws we have at the federal level. And for me, this is […]

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Water Protectors School N.D. Governor on Legal Rights to Sacred Land

When I open my Facebook feed I’m overwhelmed by posts from friends, colleagues and family members about the Native American peaceful protest to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. It’s a powerful movement that is showcasing all of what’s at stake in this country and it’s safe to say I’m energized and angered by what is taking place. […]

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