Democracy

by Diane Robertson On March 2nd, the United States Supreme Court will hear a challenge to a 2013 Texas law requiring abortion clinics to maintain basic health and safety standards, and abortionists to maintain admitting privileges to nearby hospitals. The law also bans abortions beyond 20...

by Erin Weist One legislator’s proposed resolution in Utah has been receiving national attention.  This resolution would declare pornography to be a public health hazard.  The summary of this resolution states  it “recognizes the need for education, prevention, research, and policy change at the community and...

by Mekelle Tenney We can learn a lot about the American people from election results. Monday marked the start of the 2016 Presidential primary election. I have been listening to analysists discuss the results of the Iowa caucus all day. They have compared voter turnout to...

by Erin Weist I attended a series of workshops this weekend designed for the women in my area.  We learned about the power of good music in our homes.  We learned about the power of serving other people.  We learned about the power of an educated...

by Diane Robertson In the name of equality and fairness for LGBT people, the government of the United States is removing the long-standing freedom and rights to speech, religion, conscience, and control of personal property and private businesses. A New York appellate court ruled that Robert and...

by Christie Masters A new bathroom policy has Washington State residents in an uproar, and I happen to be one of them. For sixteen years my husband and I have raised our son and five daughters here. Six children, among millions of others, that can no...

by Rebecca Mallory They're back at it again! Stretching the truth about guns. For decades some politicians and others in our society have been trying desperately to render the second amendment to the constitution, and even the constitution itself, useless and old-fashioned. Why is that? Do...

by Erin Weist Coming up this month my state is reconvening for the second session of the state legislature.  It is a great time to get educated and involved, these weeks before they meet.  It gives me a chance to study upcoming bills, discover proposed issues,...

by Mekelle Tenney Looking back on 2015 I think it’s safe to say that America has some areas of improvement. The year was marked with riots in Ferguson and Baltimore, the redefining of marriage, terrorist attacks, and the awarding of "the woman of the year"  to...

by Tashica Jacobson If the end of the holiday season wasn’t enough to remind me that the year had ended, then the endless talk of improvement, health goals, and ads for exercise equipment would alert me to the fact that a new year had just begun....