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.

Bernie Stole My Feminist Heart (But It’s Complicated)
by Katie Quirk
I was caucusing for Hillary, when a 20-something, impromptu-Bernie-stumping man revived my hope for American feminism.
Meet the Organizers Planning the Biggest Sit-In in a Generation
by James Trimarco
If Congress hasn't taken action to help get money out of politics by April 10, 3,000 people have pledged to risk arrest in a week-long series of sit-ins.
How an 1870 Suffragist’s Diary Helped a Modern Mormon Feminist Find Her Voice
by Alexa Mills
Inspired by a 100-year-old diary, this founder of the Mormon feminist movement encourages everyone to keep journals and record their own history.
Why Fixing Climate Change Is Women’s Work
by Kate Stringer
Natural resource scarcity and unpredictable weather affect women first, yet they’re often the last to be heard on how to combat it. That’s slowly changing.
How Montanans Stopped the Largest New Coal Mine in North America
by Nick Engelfried
The defeat of what seemed unstoppable—Arch Coal’s Otter Creek mine—marks an encouraging shift in the fight against Big Coal.
I Was a Fourth-Generation Coal Miner. Here’s Why I Quit
by Nick Mullins
“I quit the mines, not entirely sure what I was going to do. I just knew that I could do something different.”
5 Japanese-American Women Activists Left Out of U.S. History Books
by Nina Wallace
A herstory lesson about five women whose World War II internment inspired them to action.
New Jersey Divests from Payday Lending
by Shawn Aiken
Payday loans are illegal in New Jersey. So when a payday lender showed up in its portfolio of investments, state leaders took action.
How America’s “Worst Walking City” Got Back on its Feet
by Jay Walljasper
When Oklahoma City was named the least walkable city in America, residents approved an $18 million sidewalk improvement project to help their community get moving.
69 Hired, Thousands to Go: Under Pressure, Berkeley Takes First Steps to End UC Labor Abuses
by Mario Vasquez
Boycotts and sit-ins force UC Berkeley to hire outsourced custodians and parking lot attendants, giving them higher wages and better benefits.
New Film About Sex Trafficking Celebrates the Resilience of Children
by Jasleena Grewal
Filmmakers hope “Sold,” based on the bestselling young adult novel, will inspire empathy and action among young viewers.
Forget Nutraloaf—Prisoners Are Growing Their Own Food
by Marcus Harrison Green
From New York to California, prison gardening programs serve as cost-effective food sources and provide inmates with better nutrition.
5 Things Science Says Will Make You Happier
by Kira M. Newman
Happy people are healthier, make more money, and live longer. Thankfully researchers say it’s something we can cultivate with practice. Here’s how.
The Thing Sanders, Trump, and Clinton Agree On. It’s That Bad
by David Korten
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is slated for an up-or-down vote in Congress. Proponents say it’s about free trade. But it looks more like corporate colonization.
Without Fossil Fuels, a New Population Puzzle
by Laurie Mazur
So how many people can the planet really support?