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Immense opportunities

This country faces immense peril, says Congressman Colin Allred, my representative in Washington. But, we also have immense opportunities to work for change, he stresses, urging us to take action and reminding us of a quote from President Obama: “Democracy is not a spectator sport.” –Joy

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Speak up!

What can we do? Jane Goodall believes there is hope. But, we all must take action—and speak up! Malala Yousafzal says, “We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.”

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Hope or disaster?

If the earth continues on it current warming trajectory, the average six-year-old will experience three times as many climate disasters as their grandparents. A new study predicts these children will see twice as many wildfires, more than three times more river floods and 36 times the number of heat waves as someone born in 1960. […]

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Just start in and sing

When Jane Goodall reads a poem by Edgar Albert Guest to a reporter from Time magazine, she recites with “the joyful, kindly spirit of a grandmother speaking to a child.” “Just start in to sing as you tackle the thing that ‘cannot be done,’ and you’ll do it,” Goodall says. Goodall is featured on the […]

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Take a stand

“I think we’ve got to take a stand and fight,” Cecile Richards says. “We have to organize. No one’s coming to save us.” Cecile Richards, former Planned Parenthood Federation of America president, spoke September 22 at the annual Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas awards ceremony.

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The end of Roe vs. Wade?

Roe vs. Wade has essentially been eliminated in Texas, Cecile Richards says. Richards hopes the U.S. Supreme Court justices will take their responsibilities seriously. “I hope that this court understands their responsibility not to their own personal, religious or political views, but to the good of the people of this country,” she stresses. Cecile Richards, […]

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Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“The news is depressing,” I tell my husband. “Too many bad things are happening.” This week, let us remember the words of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died a year ago this month. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, who helped make the world a better place, once said, “Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a […]

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Don’t worry

My friend says that we should live for today—and not worry too much about tomorrow. Live in the moment. As Charles Schulz said, “Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia.” –Joy

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A new church

On September 4, 2021, Edward J. Solon’s letter to the editor was published in the Dallas Morning News. “I believe it is time for the women to Texas to create a church that happens to provide services for women,” Solon wrote. “All the services that are provided to women would be considered religious activities and […]

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Your own map

“Crucial to finding the way is this: there is no beginning or end,” writes poet Joy Harjo. “You must make your own map.”

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