May 26, 2015

The national movement for paid sick days started in 2003, when a small group of advocates for low-wage women wanted to build on the nation’s first paid family leave law, passed in California in 2002. But the group knew it also needed to promote protections for routine, short-term sicknesses for …

May 20, 2015

By Mohana Kute Texas is the current “ground zero” for state preemption of local authority on issues including fracking, plastic bags, guns and smokefree ordinances. The latest development is state interference with a proposed local affordable housing ordinance in Dallas. The Texas Senate passed SB 267 in early April. It …

May 4, 2015

Grassroots leaders from across the country gathered in Austin, Texas in April to develop a collective vision for future work. Hosted by the Children & Nature Network (C&NN), the conference gave the leaders an opportunity to celebrate the successes of their movement and learn from one another. Grassroots Change attended …

April 22, 2015

by Amy LaCount & Casey Tran The statistics are staggering: one in five women are sexually assaulted in college. Once a secret obscured from public view, the prevalence of “date rape,” the term coined in the 1980s, has slowly come to light, with activists drawing further attention to the epidemic …