Author Archives: Patrick McNeil

Why Equal Pay Day Must Be Taken Seriously

By Stephanie Moore, a Spring 2015 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Everyone’s heard this statistic: for every dollar a man earns, his female counterpart only makes 78 cents. Created in 1996 to draw attention to the wage gap, Equal Pay … Continue reading

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Leaders Find Common Ground at Bipartisan Summit on Criminal Justice Reform

By Stephanie Moore, a Spring 2015 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern It isn’t every day that you see Koch Industries sponsoring an event with the ACLU, and Van Jones co-hosting with Newt Gingrich and Pat Nolan. On March 26, the … Continue reading

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Tennesseans Lead the Campaign for Education Equity at the Local Level

By Tara Yarlagadda, Field Associate A strong campaign for education equity has been steadily building in Jackson, Nashville, and all across the state of Tennessee over the past few months. An ever-growing group of committed Tennesseans has been leading the … Continue reading

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D.C. City Council Pushes Forward Local CEDAW Initiative

By Stephanie Moore, a Spring 2015 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern While we celebrate Women’s History Month in March, we are reminded that the United States is one of only seven countries that still hasn’t ratified the U.N. Convention on … Continue reading

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Education Advocates Work Toward Building a ‘Great Future’ For Children in Colorado

By Tara Yarlagadda, Field Associate On an unassuming thoroughfare, surrounded by fast food joints, a strip mall, and a series of chain hotels, no one would have guessed that major progress in education equity was taking place on the 11th … Continue reading

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Survey: Some Americans Still Very Uncomfortable with LGBT People

On the same day that Alabama became the 37th marriage equality state, and just weeks after President Obama called marriage equality a “civil right” in his State of the Union address, new polling released by GLAAD offers a sobering reminder: … Continue reading

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One Way to Help Combat Anti-Semitic Violence Worldwide

By Milan Kumar, a Spring 2015 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Amidst a rise in anti-Semitic violence around the world, the United Nations General Assembly hosted a plenary meeting last week to discuss the best way to respond to the … Continue reading

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