Author Name : Chrissa

Mikie Sherrill for U.S. House – NJ-11

  I took my first oath to serve the United States of America when I was 18. My grandfather was a pilot in World War II, and ever since I was a little girl, it had been my dream to serve as a pilot, just like him. After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy, I served as a helicopter pilot for nearly 10 years, flying missions across Europe and the Middle East. When I returned to the United St...


U.S. Congressional Candidate Gwen Combs for Arkansas!

  I was born in a steel- and paper-mill industrial town in southwestern Ohio - in the same county as JD Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy. I was a poor kid born to a teenage mom and a machinist father - both first generation high-school graduates. After we lost my dad to mental illness when I was 10, my stay-at-home mom bought a small farm where we raised horses, Golden Retrievers, chickens, ...


We Need Solutions

  I'm runnning for NJ State Assembly in District 21, as a first-time candate. One of the reasons I decided to run was to do something about New Jersey's rising cost of living. We must reduce residents' financial burden. I'd like the Garden State to be a place where my children can afford to one day settle down and raise their own families. But to accomplish that, we'd need solutions. ...


I’m Christine Hedges & I’m Running for St. Charles County (MO) Council, District 3.

    Like many others around the country, I went into mourning on Nov. 9, 2016. I closed all my social media accounts and stopped reading the news. I felt as if my country had betrayed all of the ideals that I thought we held dear. The election was devastating to many, but I later found out that my reaction was not untypical among women, who realized that the election of the cand...


Keystone XL Pipeline bill rejected: Indigenous people arrested after chant of joy

After it was announced Tuesday evening, that the Keystone XL Pipeline bill had been rejected by the US Senate - just one vote shy of the needed 60 yes votes - the poignant sound of Native American Indians' joy/relief filled the Senate Chamber. The Rosebud Sioux Tribe (Sicangu Lakota Oyate), whose land would have been transversed by the pipeline, had strongly opposed the pipeline. The Rosebud Si...


Deadly Shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School Shooting in Washington Hits Close To Home

I was surprised at my reaction to one of our UniteWomen.org National Team Members being in lockdown while retrieving her daughter from a school one mile from Marysville Pilchuck High School, near the scene of the fatal shooting in Marysville, Washington today, Friday, Oct 24, 2014. Police say the shooter, who was a student at the school, is included among the dead, having died of a self-inflic...


Rape Culture’s Collective “Ah Ha” Moment

I'm having an ah ha moment while reading an article posted by a man explaining the phrase "rape culture" to other men. Truth is, I've had this same ah-ha moment before. You see, I'm again remembering that in addition to ALL the rape attempts I remember in my life and that I speak about readily, there's also a rape attempt I never really talk about. Because it was my boss. Every time I think ...


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