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Guest Editorial: Will 2018 be the year of the woman?

Posted: January 26th, 2018 | Guest Editorial, Opinion, Opinion & News | No Comments

By Rep. Susan A. Davis Women have been fighting for their rights throughout this nation’s history. As a woman who has been active in women’s empowerment as a leader with the League of Women Voters in the 1970s, I’m moved to see that women are more motivated and inspired than they have been in many years. We are not going anywhere — we are only stronger now. We are fighting back against pervasive harassment and […]

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Guest Editorial: The year in review in Congress

Posted: December 15th, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion, Opinion & News | 1 Comment

By Rep. Susan A. Davis

The first session of the 115th Congress is coming to a close. While it is unacceptable that so many things were left to do, there were a few legislative achievements.

First on that must-do list is passing a measure to protect the Dreamers. It is unconscionable that young people and their families live in fear of deportation when they have demonstrated their commitment to be model citizens.

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Guest Editorial: Make your donation count – 10 tips for holiday giving

Posted: December 1st, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion, Opinion & News | No Comments

By Paul Downey

The air is chilly. You’re humming holiday songs. You’re calculating how much vacation time you’ve accrued. The holiday season has arrived! Amid the festivities, it’s time to decide on end-of-year donations.

But in today’s segmented world, with countless charities for every cause, how do you pick the right one? For starters, look for groups with strong leadership who operate by a mission that matches your passions or beliefs, and of course, make sure your charity of choice is fiscally responsible, ethical and effective.

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Guest Editorial: GOP tax bills short-change middle class

Posted: November 17th, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion, Opinion & News | No Comments

By Rep. Susan A. Davis When considering any attempt to reform our tax code, the first question I ask myself is, “Will it help the middle class?” After carefully looking over the Republican tax bills proposed in the House and Senate, the only answer I can come to is, “No, these bills won’t help the middle class.” In fact, they will do just the opposite.

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Guest Editorial: Danger of climate change is not going away

Posted: November 3rd, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion & News | 2 Comments

By Mary M. McKenzie I have just returned home to San Diego from the 36th training session of the Climate Reality Project’s Leadership Corps in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I am now part of a group of about 13,000 trained leaders across the globe with the commitment to speaking the truth about the realities of climate change, also known as global warming.

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