People Power

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.
None of Texas’ Members of Congress Support Trump’s Wall
by Paulina Phelps, Olivia Anderson
And 23 other facts you should probably know.
What My Mostly White Town Is Doing to Defeat Trumpism
by Ambreia Meadows-Fernandez
As a Black woman, I was anxious about moving to a conservative state. But, surprisingly, I found a community ready to embrace me and fight for equality.
Pruitt Ignored Cries to Regulate Fracking in Okla. Now Residents Face Big Oil on Their Own
by Adam Lynch
The Senate just confirmed Scott Pruitt to run the EPA. But as residents reported major damage from fracking-related earthquakes, the then-attorney general closed his office’s environmental enforcement unit.
Call for Submissions: It’s Time for a Just Transition
by YES! Editors
Send us your ideas by March 13.
How Norway Avoided Becoming a Fascist State
by George Lakey
Instead of falling to the Nazi party, Norway broke through to a social democracy. Their history shows us polarization is nothing to despair over.
The Dutch City That Offered Refugees a Permanent Home
by Sarah van Gelder
When 500 refugees arrived in their community, residents of Zaandam were wary. But by the time the newcomers could apply for residency status in Europe, neighbors didn’t want them to leave.
Why Science Can’t Be Silent
by Clo Copass, Kim Eckart, Tracy Loeffeholz Dunn
Up against the White House’s “alternative facts” and attempts to hide climate data, new allies—citizens and science—can prevail against politicians and corporations.