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.

When Girls Take the Lead on Social Justice: 5 Stories
by Kate Schatz, Miriam Klein Stahl
They started a troop focused on girls of color, exposed a human smuggling operation, and generally stepped up when adults didn’t.
15 Actions That Can Shut Down Trump’s Assault on Immigrant Families
by Arun Gupta
Whether from your phone or on the front lines of the border crisis, here are things you can do to help.
How to Call Your Representative to Protest Jailing Immigrant Families
by YES! Staff
Step-by-step advice, whether your member of Congress is a Democrat or a Republican.
Demystifying Female Anatomy with Clitoris Street Art
by Isabelle Morrison
The chalk drawings aim to educate and surprise.
“You Taught Me How to Shout Out Loud ”: A Love Letter to My Fellow Activists
by Amelie Zurn
Together we saved lives and sparked changes in the healthcare and social support systems that were crumbling around us.
Where Birth Control Is Scarce, Young Women Create Sex Education Outside the Classroom
by Ivy Brashear
A Kentucky program trains women to advocate for their reproductive health.
When Climate Change Was a Nonpartisan Issue
by Robert Brulle
In 1988, global warming became front-page news—and 30 years later the U.S. has yet to take meaningful action.
Why Juneteenth Should Be a National Holiday
by Tasha Williams
The 152-year-old tradition launched by formerly enslaved people has emerged as a celebration of freedom.
Indian Country Remembers the Trauma of Children Taken from Their Parents
by Mark Trahant
As Congress prepares to debate separating families at the border, a look back at the U.S.’s past with the cruel practice.
The Hope of a “Blue Wave” Is Dangerous to Democracy
by Chris Winters
The best way to discourage voting—and thwart democracy—is to predict a big win for any party. Here’s what the primaries are indicating about the political landscape ahead of the midterms.
Creating Affordable Homes for Multigenerational Living
by Kevon Paynter
Houses for large moderate-income families are scarce. A few innovative developers are looking to change that.
High Schoolers Bring Their Love of Culinary Arts to Feed Local Homeless
by Deonna Anderson
It wasn’t enough for a group of students to provide free meals. They’re looking to tackle systemic problems.
To Native Culture, the Salmon Decision Means More Than a Treaty Rights Win
by Rosalyn R. LaPier
How indigenous food is tied to important sacred stories.
Senate’s Farm Bill Moves Forward—But What Is It, Anyway?
by Shannan Lenke Stoll
From food assistance for the poor to subsidies for a corporate food system, the nation’s next farm bill is taking shape.
Farming as Resistance
by Trina Moyles
Threatened by a mining company, indigenous women in the remote highlands of Guatemala are marching, increasing productivity, and planting trees.