In the photo above, a jubilant and triumphant Speaker Pelosi is celebrating the victory of her fight to pass the Affordable Care Act. This March brought two major things to celebrate: Women’s History Month (in the year that marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage!) and the 10th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act. There … Continue reading MARCH 2020: CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH AND THE ACA’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY
“To bring about change, you must not be afraid to take the first step. We will fail when we fail to try.” ~Rosa Parks “Are you going to stand up?" the driver demanded. Rosa Parks looked straight at him and said: "No." Flustered, and not quite sure what to do, Blake (the driver) retorted, "Well, … Continue reading FROM BLACK HISTORY TO WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: ROSA PARKS AND ACTIVISM TODAY
In the wealthiest nation on Earth, no one should go broke just because they get sick. In the United States of America, health care is not a privilege for the fortunate few — it is a right. President Barack Obama, 2010 As Black History Month gets underway, I find myself reflecting on how we typically … Continue reading CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH
The fourth annual Women’s March did not disappoint! I flew from Boston to Washington DC last week so that I could march in the same place where we made history three years ago. With me were my sister-in-law, husband, daughter, and friends. It was a cold and rainy day, but our spirits were high. Tens of thousands … Continue reading Reflections on the Fourth Women’s March
“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhumane." Martin Luther King Jr. made this famous statement in Chicago, at the Convention of the Medical Committee for Human Rights in March 1966. One of the greatest American orators, his words inspired moral courage. Just a few years earlier, only … Continue reading Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.
January 9, 2020 Early in the morning on January 21, 2017, I stood on the corner of Independence Avenue and Maryland Avenue SW. Not far from the US Capitol building, shoulder to shoulder in a sea of other protestors, I waited for the Women’s March on Washington to begin. I saw people holding handmade signs that … Continue reading IT’S TIME TO MARCH
Commemorating the first Women's March in D.C., where we had 3 generations marching (including my 80 year old mother!) and friends. It was a day we will never forget. My daughter and I marched again in 2018 in San Francisco - another huge turnout, and another amazing day. In 2019, we were back in D.C. … Continue reading Commemorating the first Women’s March
I went to Cecile Richards' book signing and finished her great book! Cecile Richards pulled no punches on Sunday night and inspired more activism. Read “Make Trouble” to see for yourself!