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The billionaire real estate developer that just moved into government-subsidized housing in Washington, D.C. said during the campaign that Mexico was sending rapists and criminals to the U.S. I’ve met with many people here in Nogales that have just been deported from the U.S. They’ve told me, often with tears in their eyes, that they made the risky journey to the U.S. in search of work so that they could provide for their families back home in Mexico or Central America. Continue reading

Forward in Courage

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The day before Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration as president, on March 3, 1913, 8000 women from the National American Woman Suffrage Association, representing every state, marched in Washington, DC to call for a constitutional amendment granting women the right to vote. Jeannette Rankin was in that parade and it drew hundreds of thousands of spectators.  Continue reading

Make 2017 More Peaceful!

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We’ve kicked off another year — one that will no doubt be interesting to say the least. We are all a little anxious as we wait to see it unfold. But let us also be hopeful and active and connected and count our blessings to be part of a community of folks who care about what the future holds. Happy New Year to you all. Continue reading