Most Recent Articles - YES!

YES! has a positive solution-oriented focus. We reframe issues, reflect diverse human-scale stories, and offer tools for people to use and to pass along. Here are our most recent articles and blogs.

Don’t Ignore the Constitution During Election Season
by Kathleen Taylor
This election season is an opportunity to think about what the Constitution has given us, as well as what we ourselves can do to make sure it survives—not just in letter, but in spirit.
Justicia para las madres y padres que trabajan
by Nanette Fondas
Una agenda que pone a la gente en primer lugar: Familias
Órdenes del médico: cobertura de salud para todos
by Daina Saib
Cobertura de salud para todos.
10 políticas para un mejor Estados Unidos
by Sarah van Gelder
¿Qué quieren los Norteamericanos? Estados Unidos más allá del bipartidismo
1001 Conversaciones
by Pramila Jayapal
Cientos se reunieron a través de los EE.UU. para discutir el lado humano de la inmigración.
Crea tu propio lugar de trabajo
by Layla Aslani
Una agenda que pone a la gente en primer lugar: trabajo
El consorcio comunitario de tierras mantiene los precios asequibles, por hoy y para siempre
by Daniel Fireside
Mantener precios accesibles—Ahora y para siempre.
Estamos diseñados para cuidarnos y conectarnos
by David Korten
No es sólo la Regla de Oro; está cableado dentro de nuestros cerebros: No podemos evitar ayudarnos unos a otros.
El levantamiento
by David Sirota
David Sirota habla con los nuevos populistas y comprueba donde nos estamos uniendo—y desintegrando.
Sustainability in Seattle: Energy Efficiency
by Richard Conlin
Richard Conlin looks back to the beginnings of Seattle's green energy policies. It all started with the request to fund a nuclear power plant.
Sustainability in Seattle: Disposable Bag Fee
by Richard Conlin
Richard Conlin and Seattle mayor Greg Nickels proposed a 20-cent fee on all disposable grocery bags used in their city in 2008. Their goal was to shrink the mile-long train of garbage the city sends out every day to a distant Oregon landfill.
Sustainability in Seattle: Green Buildings
by Richard Conlin
Seattle has one of the largest stocks of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified buildings in the country. Conlin said the city uses its power as both a regulator and an economic force to push the rest of the city and region to adopting greener building styles and methods.
Sustainability in Seattle: Water Conservation
by Richard Conlin
When water consumption in your city is expected to skyrocket in the coming years, what would you do? Build more dams? Or build hundreds of smaller projects to fix all the leaks in your pipes and install low-flow fixtures in homes and businesses?
Sustainability in Seattle
by Richard Conlin
City Council President Richard Conlin talks about Seattle's green initiatives, promoting vibrant neighborhoods, sustainable community, fighting climate change, and protecting the environment.
Building Peace in Iraq
by David Smith-Ferri
What happens when we listen to Iraqis' stories, and trust that Iraqis are the best source for information about their own experiences? The story of Direct Aid Iraq.