A Talk with Tom Steyer about “Spotlight California”

Every American has the right to a clean environment, a good education, and a vibrant economy. And again, we’re only going to achieve it if we come together and vote.

Kate Nace Day: Human Trafficking Activist

Under our national law, anyone under the age of 18 who is sold for sex is a trafficking victim. Consent is irrelevant. But in many states, prostituted children are still arrested and treated as criminals.

Interview with Jennifer Pozner: Media Critic, Author, Anti-Racist Feminist

“Whoever controls the media controls the culture — and, by proxy, our legislation, our economy, our lives.

Rep. Barbara Lee Leads on Environmental Justice

Rep. Barbara J. Lee (D-CA), has a long history of standing up to those who would consciously chip away at the rights of citizens to have clean air and water. Lee was an early adopter of the premise that there is an inherent connection between environmental hazards and the quality of daily life. Most specifically, she understood how poor and minority communities were inequitably burdened.

Marce Gutiérrez-Graudiņš: Bringing Latinos to the Environmental Table

Latino communities have been, and are, at risk for impact from fossil fuel pollution, making them more vulnerable to “extreme weather and climate disruption.”

Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox

In this anthology, editor Joanne C. Bamberger wants to get to the essentials of why Hillary is repeatedly judged by benchmarks markedly different than those facing a male candidate.

Texas Vs. Women’s Reproductive Rights

The Supreme Court has been asked to review a June 2015 ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which upheld a law that would bolt the doors to 3/4 of the abortion clinics in Texas. This would leave the state’s women, in an area of 268,820 square miles, without ready access to abortion that was “safe and legal.”

“Keep It in the Ground” Keeps Up the Pressure

Stats from the last ten years show that almost 25 percent of American emissions have resulted from the fossil fuels that were burned as a result of federal leases. That number translates to a contribution of 4 percent of global emissions.

The Myanmar Election and the Myitsone Dam

2015 Goldman Prize winner, Myint Zaw’s efforts recount a simple tale of a fight for environmental justice against exploitation, with the goal of protecting a national treasure — the Irrawaddy River.

Republican Presidential Candidates: Is Climate Change on the Radar?

John Kasich stated, “We don’t want to destroy people’s jobs, based on some theory that is not proven.”