People Power

Black Teen Suicide Rate Has Doubled. Here Are 5 Ways to Help
by Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez
“It’s so important for people of color to educate themselves on the prevalence of mental illness. We are not exempt. We are human.”
For All the Single Ladies Not Ready to Have Babies, Here’s an Option
by Melissa Hellmann
Apple and Facebook offer egg freezing in their employee health benefits. But what about the rest of us?
How to Contact the 17 Banks Funding Tar Sands Pipelines
by James Trimarco
We hunted down the names of CEOs and their contact information for you. Here’s what to say.
6 Places Resisting Fear With Compassionate Defiance
by Lornet Turnbull
Sanctuary city policies can only go so far. The real job of creating welcome and safety falls to ordinary people.
The Race to Stop Tar Sands Pipeline Financing
by James Trimarco
Efforts to defund Keystone XL target same banks that supported DAPL. “If you stop the flow of dollars, you stop the flow of oil.”
Ditch the “Animal Farm” Mentality in Resisting Trump Policies
by Colin Beavan
Try less fighting and speaking and doing to get “our” way—and a lot more sitting and listening and questioning and being still.
A Simple Email Can Help Save the 27 National Monument Areas on Trump’s List
by Michael Dax, Tracy Matsue Loeffelholz
The Trump administration wants to know how you feel about your national monument lands. A public comment period opens May 12.
Crowdfunding Real Estate Isn’t Just For Millionaires Anymore. Could It Be For You?
by Alizah Salario
The relatively new equity crowdfunding seeks investors expecting a return, not donors supporting a project. But the project must improve a community.
Tiny Town in the Heartland Creates Homegrown Sanctuary
by Bian Elkhatib
Residents of Iowa’s first Hispanic-majority town don’t need sanctuary city policies to support their immigrant neighbors.
New Plans Give Immigrants Access to Legal Representation
by Tracy Matsue Loeffelholz, Clo Copass
Undocumented immigrants in detention are four times more likely to win a custody hearing if they have a lawyer.
Ranchers and Tribes Unite Once Again to Fight the Keystone XL
by Devi Lockwood
A unique alliance among tribes, ranchers, and other landowners in Nebraska regroups to resist fossil fuel development like the Keystone XL.
4 Not-So-Easy Ways to Dismantle Racism in the Food System
by Leah Penniman
Our food system is built on stolen land and exploited labor. Here’s what we can do it fix it.
What Other Countries Know: Fairer Representation Makes a Stronger Democracy
by Mark Trahant
France (and many of the world’s governments) has figured out that the only way to secure democracy is to require an electoral majority.
How the Ancient Art of Rhetoric Can Help Defend Science
by Leah Ceccarelli
Climate scientists are learning how to choose their words carefully in response to inaccurate but emotive imagery.
After the March for Science, Keep Moving
by Peter Kalmus
This weekend’s march is a start. A climate scientist urges us to follow through in our personal lives as well as in our community.