Politics & Government Good News

Ways that people, organizations, and governments are fighting to strengthen democracy in the United States and around the world

Finnish City Taps Sewers for Energy in Sprint for Net Zero

Finland’s oldest city has slashed emissions by more than half and is now looking to heat from sewage to get to net zero.
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In Austria, the Government Pays to Repair Your Stuff

The city of Vienna started the Reparaturbon as a pilot in 2020 as a way to promote repair and support local businesses. Through the scheme, which has since concluded, 50 percent of repair costs were subsidized by the city, capped at €100.
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38 Best Harvey Milk Quotes To Leave You Feeling Hopeful

As he entered activism, community organizing, and politics, Milk became known as a champion of the rights of the LGBTQ+ community, minorities, immigrants, women, and children.
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Sponsor Circle Opens Hearts and Homes To Afghan Refugees

Mr. Mohammadi is one of more than 80,000 Afghans airlifted to the United States after Afghanistan fell to the Taliban last August. He is also one of nearly 360 Afghans being helped through the Sponsor Circle Program for Afghan refugees, a pioneering resettlement program.
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5 Good News Stories About Happiness

Happiness serves as a revolutionary means to survival, but it is also an indicator that a country, group, or region is doing good in the world. These five stories will help shed some light onto happiness research across the globe.
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39 Most Inspiring Bono Quotes About Making a Difference

As the founder of ONE and (RED), Bono has played a significant role in persuading policymakers and corporations to allocate huge swaths of money toward solving some of the most important issues facing the world.
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11 Ways to Safely Reduce Abortions Without Removing Access

There’s no evidence that banning abortion reduces the number of abortions. There are, however, a few data-backed, safe, and effective ways to reduce the number of abortions.
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Can We Tell History Through the Lens of Peacemaking Instead of War?

To bring peace to the frontlines, we first need a proper understanding of what peacemakers do and how they do it. Peace is commonly framed as passive, but the institute aims to dissolve the dichotomy of war and peace, which disregards the conscious act of building peace.
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Midwives and Doulas Are Working To End Birth Disparities

Across California, midwives and doulas are working to increase education and access to their services to more Black and Brown women.
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How One City Closed the Digital Divide for Nearly All Its Students

As of February, the city had provided nearly 36,000 laptops and more than 11,500 hot spots to low-income public school students.
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