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Emma Akpan

Linking Policy and Life: An Interview on Moral Mondays Protests and Reproductive Justice with Rev. Emma Akpan

Sally Steenland interviews Rev. Emma Akpan of Blueprint North Carolina on the state's Moral Mondays protests.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Turning Trouble into Miracles

In what can only be described as a modern-day miracle, the Nuns on the Bus managed to transform a Vatican sanction into prophetic witness.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Minimum wage protest

How to Reduce Poverty and Save Taxpayers $4.6 Billion Per Year

Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour will cut spending on federal assistance programs and strengthen families, the economy, and our nation.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Cardiologist

Family Values Versus the Corporate Bottom Line

The lack of paid sick days forces American workers to make the no-win choice between job and family.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, February 19, 2014

University of Washington students

Real Family Values: Making College Affordable and Alleviating Student Loan Debt

article icon Issue Brief In a country founded on the ideals of equality, fairness, and economic opportunity, higher education should not be reserved for a privileged few.

By Jack Jenkins | Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Real Family Values: Flexible Work Arrangements and Work-Life Fit

article icon Issue Brief We need policies that ensure all workers have the opportunity to both excel at work and care for the family members who need them.

By Sarah Jane Glynn and Emily Baxter | Thursday, December 19, 2013

Factory

Love and Work

Conservatives should value the bonds of loyalty and commitment not just in marriage but also in the workplace, where bosses have obligations to their workers.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Fast food strike

Real Family Values: Raising the Federal Minimum Wage

article icon Issue Brief Americans have a moral imperative to raise the federal minimum wage.

By Jack Jenkins | Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Simone Campbell

Repairing Christianity’s Damaged Brand

After four decades, the Religious Right is losing its grip, and a generous, justice-minded Christianity is gaining public attention and support.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Real Family Values: Paid Family Leave

article icon Issue Brief Paid family leave upholds the value of caregiving, fights against injustice, and helps build healthier families.

By Jack Jenkins | Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Hobby Lobby store in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is pictured on June 27, 2013.

Business and Belief

Corporations don’t have religious liberty; human beings do.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Sen. Amy Klobuchar

Women Senators Prove Collaboration Is Better than Conflict

As the government shutdown dragged on, female senators broke through the impasse with a compromise plan to put Americans back to work and save the global economy.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Sen. Ted Cruz

Hating Government but Loving Its Programs

The conservatives who engineered the government shutdown are complaining about the new lack of programs and services.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Food assistance

Have They No Shame?

Republicans who slash essential programs for those in need are modern-day Pharaohs.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

57,000 Reasons to Restore Early Learning

57,000 children won’t be attending Head Start this month because of sequester cuts.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, September 4, 2013

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