Blogs

19.September.14

Financial Literacy Provides a Way Out for Abuse Survivors

Trigger Warning: This piece includes references to domestic violence and other forms of abuse. One in four women will experience domestic abuse in her lifetime. Abuse comes in many forms, but one more subtle but still damaging form that many women face is financial abuse. Financial abuse occurs when an abuser forcibly controls another person’s money through tactics Read More >>

12.August.14

Remembering Mike Brown

On Saturday, an unarmed 18-year-old African-American teenager named Mike Brown was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri. He had planned to start college yesterday—and because of an unjustified act of violence he’ll never have that chance. If there was ever a time to take stand against police violence, it is right now. Activists across Read More >>

17.February.14

President Obama Signs Executive Order to Raise Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors

On February 12, President Obama signed an executive order to raise the minimum wage for federal workers to $10.10 per hour. In his remarks before the signing, President Obama discussed how increasing wages would be good for the nation’s economy overall. “This will be good for America’s bottom line,” he said. “[Raising the minimum wage] Read More >>