Voices from the Capitol

The Real Reason Childcare Doesn’t Work? It Isn’t What You Think.

Well before the pandemic, the U.S. failed to design a childcare a system that works for families, childcare providers or children. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen recently said, “Childcare is a textbook example of a broken market.” She’s right. Women have disproportionately left the workfor...


Open Letter: Teach Us Everything

December 3, 2021 • Emerging Issues

Here at Nellie Mae, we are committed to equitable public education and teaching the truth, and those values are under attack from special interests who do not actually care about our students. We are taking a stand in support of education alongside our partners in this week’s Sunday edition of the...


It Is Our Stories That Connect Us

April 19, 2021 • Budget and Tax

“The moment we choose to love we begin to move against domination, against oppression. The moment we choose to love we begin to move towards freedom, to act in ways that liberate ourselves and others.” – Bell Hooks On June 5, 2020, my friends and I joined thousands of other protestors, fis...



March 19, 2021 •

Dear Voices Community – On March 16, 2021, eight people were murdered in Atlanta, Georgia. Human beings were gunned down, their lives taken. This was not an accident. While the investigation is ongoing and not all the identities of these victims have been disclosed, we know that six were Asian...


We Must Hold Onto Hope and Act in Love

January 8, 2021 •

The world joined us as we watched in horror. The violence and insurrection in and on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol, incited by people who care more about power and politics than country and democracy, will forever be a memory. Thinking of the extremist attack—an attempt to stop the electoral cou...


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