28 Oct

Defining and Achieving Economic Stability

​When we talk about economic stability (for individuals and families) we often frame the conversation in terms of...
21 Oct

Affordable Quality Childcare Please!

Despite these election campaigns being somewhat comical, it gives me a fuzzy feeling hearing Presidential Candidates...
14 Oct

Feeding

I am a Breastfeeding Advocate. I love nursing my baby. The fact that I can feed my children from my body is amazing to...
6 Oct

Refocusing the LGBTQ Movement Toward Economic Security For All

​For over 10 years I have worked on LGBTQ issues in a variety of roles: student-leader, volunteer, professional....
23 Sep

The Power of Registering to Vote

During my first term in the legislature, I have been able to be a voice and advocate for many issues that affect not...
21 Jun

Seeking Home’s Story: Detroit by: Michelle Martinez

I showed my mother the map of the new Garment District. It was something I struggled on whether or not to do. When...
15 Jun

Moms Need Time to Care by Danielle Atkinson

I remember the day my mother took me into her room and told me she was sick. Even though her words didn't sound...
4 Jan

For domestic violence victims, paid sick time can be lifeline by Kalyn Risker Fahie, Free Press guest writer

People who experience domestic violence are affected by it in every aspect of their lives — emotionally, physically...
28 Aug

When Community Lactivism Elicits Policy Change By State Representative Erika Geiss

n December 2014, an issue was presented to the breastfeeding community at large, and specifically to the black...
26 Jun

Sleeping Soundly Tonight by Stephanie White

It’s going to be hard for my 5-year-old son to grasp why his two moms are so happy today. I have been imagining the...
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