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Carrie of Albany, CA on Education

Carrie of Albany, CA writes: I have taught students with learning disabilities for over fifteen years, in both public and private schools, as well as after school each day. I work with those most significantly affected by their disabilities: kids who need one-on-one support to succeed. I love my work, and get a ton of…

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Sarah of Los Angeles, CA on Health Care

Sarah of Los Angeles, CA writes: Born and raised in Southern California, I have been privileged to work with homeless mentally ill individuals for 10 years, until a combination of a car accident and psoriatic arthritis disabled me. I have psoriatic arthritis. If it’s not treated, my hands wither into useless claws and I end…

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Sheila of Orinda, CA on Health Care

Sheila of Orinda, CA writes: Four years ago, I moved back into to my father’s house because he desperately needed help with my mother who had dementia. I need to work at a job where I could quit when my help became essential. Even though I have a MA and years of experience teaching, I couldn’t…

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Troy of New York, NY on Economic Fairness

Troy of New York, NY writes: I am an Army veteran and law school graduate (J.D.) from the University of St. Thomas School of Law, with a BA in Political Science from Minnesota State University Moorhead. In addition to military service and legal experience, I also have a background in political campaigns at the national, state, and…

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Molly of El Cerrito, CA on Health Care

Molly of El Cerrito, CA writes: I started organizing in 2004 after John Kerry’s loss. I was so mad that he lost, but realized I had done nothing to help him win. So, I decided to get involved. Around that same time, I read a book about a very early organizer in the 1930’s –…

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Andres Useche of Los Angeles, CA on Climate Change

Andres Useche of Los Angeles, CA writes: How can we not care about the air we breathe? About the sustainability of the world we inhabit? About the shape that we leaving this planet in for our own children and grandchildren? I am very proud of the movement’s and President Obama’s achievements in getting serious about…

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