Monthly Archives: August 2011

Keep Walking Forward

It’s a summer evening in Washington and I’m leaving a downtown reception, full of drink, food and people—a typical DC scene. Walking through downtown at dusk, making my way towards home, I’m struck by a quieter scene on the street. … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Cry for Justice, Finally Heard

As I graduated from law school back in 2004, my women’s rights classes were abuzz with the preparations for the upcoming Supreme Court hearing of the Castle Rock v. Gonzales case. Little did I suspect that the case, which had … Continue reading

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A Summer of Cuts

I chose an interesting summer to intern at the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty. Each morning on my way to work, I’d pick up a newspaper and read about the debt ceiling and deficit reduction and the need … Continue reading

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Being Poor Isn’t a Crime

Houston, TX Prince Leonard lost his job as a welder. After shuttling his wife, Charlomane, and their six children from apartment to motel to shelter, he finally found maintenance work at a storage facility and moved his family into a … Continue reading

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