People Power

Why Women Are Skipping Work and Wearing Red Today
by James Trimarco
U.S. organizers of International Women’s Day urge women to find creative ways to strike on March 8.
The Mental and Physical Trauma of 750,000 DACA Kids Living in Limbo
by Annamarya Scaccia
Intensifying the anxiety, Trump has announced he is ending protections for Dreamers—those who were brought to the U.S. as children, grew up here, and consider it their home.
What Scared Me the Most About Trump’s “Presidential” Speech
by Kelly Hayes
The president spoke in complete sentences and praised a fallen soldier, and now, for some people, the world is less chaotic. Trump is upping his game, and we as resisters aren’t ready.
In a Rust Belt Town Where Tuition Is Covered, Economy Begins to Revive
by J. Gabriel Ware
After Kalamazoo, Michigan, offered college tuition for nearly all high school graduates, dropout rates declined and the city’s population began to rebound.
What Would a Modern-Day Rosie the Riveter Look Like?
by Erin Sagen
You decide. Send us your ideas by March 14.
6 Ways Citizens Across the U.S. Are Using Science to Build a Better World
by Shannan Stoll
By collecting climate change data, monitoring air quality, and reverse-engineering insulin, locals are creating a more just and equitable society.
The Woman Giving Refugee Kids Free Lawyers
by Jaime Alfaro
And two other people advocating for immigrants and refugees.
San Francisco Gives Immigrant Parents a Voice Through Noncitizen Voting
by Melissa Hellmann
The parent-led effort shows how cities can empower and protect noncitizens at a time of uncertainty for many immigrant families.
Water Is Life: The Story of Standing Rock Won’t Go Away
by Mark Trahant
The Dakota Access pipeline is set and oil will flow. But this is not the only fight about water, and Standing Rock is only one chapter somewhere in the middle of a long story.
As Police Evict Water Protectors, Tribes Vow to Continue the Fight
by Jenni Monet
“This isn’t the end by any means. This is the spark. The whole world is waking up now.”
We Aren’t So Different—3 Steps to Overcome Hate and Fear
by Amanda Abrams
Avoiding Trump supporters only increases our already dangerous polarization. Here’s how to really listen and find compassion.
What It Takes to Change Hearts and Minds
by Colin Beavan
To get someone’s support, you need more than just facts.
This Town Adopted Trauma-Informed Care—And Saw a Decrease in Crime and Suspension Rates
by Melissa Hellmann
“The town seemed to transform from black and white to color.”
The Student-Built Website That Keeps Government Climate Data Safe
by Terri Hansen
Since Trump’s election, scientists have been scrambling to save climate change data sets. And one Michigan graduate student thought the more copies, the better.
To Survive, the Democratic Party Needs to Stand Up to Wall Street and Global Corporations
by Sarah van Gelder
If Democrats want to retake government, they will need to do more than be the party that isn’t as bad as Trump, starting with closing the wealth gap.