Monthly Archives: January 2011

PA Progressive Summit: Wrap-Up

Now that I’ve had a week to reflect on my experiences at the PA Progressive Summit, I wanted to share my reflections on it.

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PA Progressive Summit: Day 2

Today was the second and final day of the 2011 PA Progressive Summit.

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PA Progressive Summit: Day 1 Thoughts

Today was the first day of the summit, and I wanted to share my thoughts on the day. The Summit opened with remarks from several individuals including Senator Bob Casey; Jim Dean, Chair, Democracy for America; and Leo Gerard, International President, United Steelworkers. All three gave very compelling and inspirational remarks about focusing on the […]

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PA Progresssive Summit

I just quickly wanted to let everyone know that I will be attending the PA Progressive Summit in Pittsburgh this weekend.

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Words Matter

A topic that I have been mulling over lately is the power of language. Specifically, words or phrases that are demeaning to certain groups of people or that are violent in nature. I believe we all have a responsibility to think before we speak, and to be mindful of the effect our words may have. […]

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My Story

A common theme in activism circles is “tell your story” workshops. Many believe that one of the best tools we have for connecting with others and persuading them to support our causes is to tell our stories

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Reaction to MTV’s No Easy Decisions

Last week, MTV showed an abortion special called No Easy Decisions, hosted by Dr. Drew. The show aired at 11:30pm on December 29th. The piece covered three young women and their experiences choosing abortion. You can watch the entire video here. To read a recap of the special, see Jezebel’s write-up.

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