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Our 2013 Resolution: End Violence Against Women

Our 2013 Resolution: End Violence Against Women

| January 8, 2013 | 3 Comments

2012 ended with too many stories of violence against women making headlines. An unnamed woman in New Delhi, India, was brutally raped and died of her injuries. The NY Times took national a story of a rape that appears to have been documented on social media. These tragedies have left me so utterly pissed off […]

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The most belated Election 2012 post ever!

The most belated Election 2012 post ever!

| December 2, 2012 | 1 Comment

I can’t believe it took me almost a month to write this baby, but when you’re working and going to graduate school, some things take time. *drum roll* Election 2012 is in the books and even this political junkie is happy. Of course the end of an election means a return to silly furniture store […]

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Twenty years later, I am still standing up for Anita Hill

Twenty years later, I am still standing up for Anita Hill

| October 9, 2012 | 3 Comments

In 1991, Anita Hill was the bravest woman I could imagine. I was a junior in high school and fascinated that a Supreme Court justice confirmation could be held up due to actions that I saw occurring on a daily basis in our hallways. The hearings occurred during school, but I caught highlights when I […]

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Thank you, Chief Justice Roberts!

Thank you, Chief Justice Roberts!

| July 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

I never thought I would say those words without sarcasm. But Thursday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act with Roberts being the swing vote means that women owe him at least a curtsy. Yes, he voted with the majority to uphold the ban on late term abortions, but for now, women should […]

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We might be mommies, but we’re not push overs

We might be mommies, but we’re not push overs

| June 7, 2012 | 14 Comments

Last month I was honored to be named a Top Bloguera, aka a Top Latina Blogger, by the Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) group. With this honor came an invitation to a 2-day retreat in Washington, DC and a briefing at the White House Eisenhower Executive Building. It was a jam-packed agenda that left me […]

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Chicago Parents Strike Back

Chicago Parents Strike Back

| March 30, 2012 | 6 Comments

What a year this has been for Chicago Public School families! We started the year with our new mayor and his appointed school CEO pushing a longer school day ( 7 1/2 hours) onto families, teachers and students. The mayor continues to cry “it’s all about the children!” as his reasoning for the longer school […]

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Don’t forget to add media literacy to your kid’s back pack

Don’t forget to add media literacy to your kid’s back pack

| August 29, 2011 | 13 Comments

Reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic. As Chicago’s students prepare to begin a new year, parents hope that they will get plenty of the classic three Rs. As the parent of an eight-year-old girl, I wish that media literacy was part of the crammed third-grade curriculum. Any flip on the TV or through a magazine will yield […]

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The War on Unions is a War on Chicago’s Working Women

The War on Unions is a War on Chicago’s Working Women

| July 7, 2011 | 3 Comments

It’s not a surprise that some of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s first acts in office have been to “warn” Chicago unions that he is not their fan. The biggest attack has come against the teacher’s union: [Last] week, the Chicago Public Schools announced layoffs of 1,000 teachers. An education reform bill passed by the state earlier […]

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Preparing for the Chicago Election Day 2011

Preparing for the Chicago Election Day 2011

| February 15, 2011 | 5 Comments

Alright Chicagonistas, it’s time to get ready for election day! Here is a list of things you must know: Election Day is February 22, 2011. Need to know where to vote? It’s the same site as the voter status and it will also give you a list of your public officials. Democracy online FTW! You […]

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When will Chicago get to say Madame Mayor again?

When will Chicago get to say Madame Mayor again?

| October 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

Chicago has always been a fun electoral town, with our machine and “vote early and vote often” motto. But Chicagoans need to hold on to their hats as we prepare for the mother of elections – We’re getting a new mayor! Once the news got out that Daley decided that he had his full of […]

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