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This Nonprofit Is Providing Hope for North Korean Refugees

Liberty in North Korea believes the North Korean people will achieve liberty in our lifetime. Here's why we can be hopeful about North Korea — and how to make a difference.
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Meet the High School Senior Who Created an Organization to Get Young People Politically Engaged

Shreya Joshi, a high school sophomore, noticed political polarization at her high school. She founded Project TEAL — which stands for Tolerance, Engagement, Action, and Learning.
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Firuzeh Maumoudi: Uniting Iran for Change

Mahmoudi’s success with organizing for Iran and her heart for her home country led her to transition away from environmental activism to create United for Iran, an independent nonprofit focused civil liberties in Iran.
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States Are Buying Hotels to House Displaced Wildfire Survivors

The climate crisis and the pandemic are spurring local governments to take action — and finally, begin to address chronic homelessness.
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How To Hold Your Elected Officials Accountable

While not every representative is open-minded, a majority of representatives really do want to listen to their constituents, if for no other reason than to ensure that they get re-elected. So hold them accountable all term long so that they know what it will take to get your vote.
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Hoping to Boost Vaccine Rates, One State Has Announced Grants for Primary Care Doctors

The program is designed to give primary care doctors—often a patient’s most-trusted and well-known medical provider—additional tools to encourage vaccination in their practices.
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"I Choose to Remember the Good" — An Interview with a 9/11 First Responder & Advocate

John Feal, a prominent September 11th survivor advocate shares about his efforts to ensure healthcare and support for victims and first responders after the attacks
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Lawmakers Are Tackling ‘Period Poverty’ with Tax Cuts and School Supplies

As with many national social movements, young people have been on the frontlines of the menstrual equity push. In 2020, students across the country raised money, lobbied, held school assemblies, and launched social media campaigns to make period products free in their schools
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How Denver Tackled Homelessness While Saving Money

The Denver study proves that highly vulnerable people living on the street will accept housing and, with help, stay housed for the long term. That’s good news at a time when homelessness is rising nationally and service providers say more people appear to be suffering from mental illness.
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Lawmakers In Eight States Are Increasing Mental Health Funding

Lawmakers in at least eight states are using COVID aid to fund behavioral health services.
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