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By Alex Melnick
By Gabriela De Golia
Campaign finance reform and the impact of money in our elections are often thought of as important political issues, but rarely as youth issues. Little is said about the effects of massive corporate political spending on the lives of our nation’s young adults.
National Action Network 100 City Vigils
I am a 24-year-old, proud Floridian. My parents came to the U.S. from Colombia many years ago, looking for a safe and opportunity-rich place to raise their daughters. From the time I was a toddler, I have spent my whole life here in Florida.
Please check out Planned Parenthood Federation of America's paid summer internships below. These are phenomenal opportunities for young leaders to continue doing the work of social justice, learn skills, and get paid! PPFA is seeking folks to work in nearly every part of the organization in both the New York and DC offices – including the Youth Organizing Team.
Originally posted at Huffington Post
By Jamira Burley
By Arianna Schindle, 2008 YP4 Fellow & 2012 Alumni Board Member
The US labor movement and our country’s social safety net remain hanging from a thread. As the month of love nears its end, it will take new campaigns and visions to create a movement that can heal my broken heart.
Last week, Missouri’s House of Representatives attempted to resuscitate a failed voter ID law, approving two bills that would require voters to present valid, government-issued photo identification in order to vote. One of the bills would call for a November 2014 ballot measure to amend the state constitution to permit a voter ID requirement, and the other would implement the requirement if the measure were to pass.
Federally funded private school voucher and tax credit programs are more numerous than ever. In its School Choice Yearbook 2012-2013, the Alliance for School Choice reported that $553 million of taxpayer dollars are funding 245,854 K-12 vouchers, an average of $5,686 per student.