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Did you know that men and women are not considered equal under the US Constitution? Yes, you read that correctly. The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is a bipartisan movement to guarantee equal rights for all US citizens regardless of gender. There needs to be 38 states to ratify (approve) this legislation so Congress can add it to the US Constitution. Currently, only 37 states have ratified it. It’s Women’s History Month and this is the...

We continue our interviews with inspirational women for Women’s History Month. Today our interview is with Nabila Mansoor, who is running for City Council District 2 in Sugar Land, Texas. Tune in to hear about Nabila’s policy platform and the latest political news happening at the Texas Legislature. Learn more about Nabila’s campaign here.   SHORTENED TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW Why did you decide to run? I get that question a lot and I have...

In honor of Women’s History month, I will be interviewing inspirational women who have been fighting for various social justice causes or running for office. This week my interview is with Rabia Chaudry, the person who was the catalyst for the hit podcast Serial and is now the executive producer for the upcoming docuseries on HBO: The Case Against Adnan Syed. Tune in to hear updates on the status of Adnan Syed’s case, the injustices...

In honor of Black History Month, it is important to learn about the many struggles the African American community faced during the Civil Rights movement and how it impacted the South Asian community. If the Civil Rights movement never happened, most South Asians wouldn’t even be in America. I interviewed Anirvan Chatterjee, the founder of BlackDesiSecretHistory.org, to learn about the history of solidarity between the two communities and what the South Asian community can do...

The Texas Legislature is in full swing and deciding the best ways to utilize your tax dollars. Last week the Governor gave the State of the State and at the top of the list are increasing funding for public schools and lowering property taxes. Many Texans don’t realize that the two issues are correlated to one another. Thankfully, Comptroller Glenn Hegar gives us an overview of the Texas budget for this biennium and explains how...

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