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OLIVIA ALPERSTEIN                                                                                                                                          
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OLIVIA ALPERSTEIN                                                                                                                                          
COMMUNICATIONS AND POLICY ASSOCIATE
OLIVIA@PROGRESSIVECONGRESS.ORG
(609) 206 7920

 

Articles and Editorials


our original pieces on a wide range of progressive issues have appeared in multiple media outlets.

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Articles and Editorials


our original pieces on a wide range of progressive issues have appeared in multiple media outlets.

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Get an IUD While You Can

Olivia Alperstein, Otherwords
November 23, 2016

Also Featured On: Alternet, CommonDreams, and others

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prison Labor is Slavery by Another Name

Olivia Alperstein, Otherwords
October 12, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

COngress Must Move Beyond Partisan Politics and Act on Zika

Dr. Gabriela Lemus, THe Hill
August 15, 2016

Also Featured On: CommonDreams, and others

 

 

 

Column: Reproductive Justice for All, Not Just Cisgender Heterosexual Women

Olivia Alperstein, South Florida Gay News
June 10, 2016

 

 

 

Expand Social Security, find ways to ensure its growth

Olivia Alperstein, The Orlando Sentinel
May 24, 2016

 

 

 

 

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hildgrim / Flickr

The United States of Flint

Olivia Alperstein, Otherwords
April 6, 2016

 

 

 

On the Eve of Purim, Let's Not Condemn All Muslims

Olivia Alperstein, DailyKos
March 23, 2016

 

 

 

 

All College Should Be Debt-Free

Olivia Alperstein, InsideSources
March 4, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flint, MI Water Crisis Is Proof Positive That We Need Better Infrastructure and a Progressive Budget

Olivia Alperstein, DailyKos
March 3, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Today's Supreme Court Case Will Determine Whether Millions of Women Can Access                 Abortion

Olivia Alperstein, DailyKos
March 2, 2016

 

Real Feminists Don’t Tell Women How to Vote

Olivia Alperstein, OtherWords
February 24, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

You've Got to Be Carefully Taught

Olivia Alperstein, Otherwords                          January 20, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s Finish What Martin Luther King, Jr. Started

olivia alperstein, Medium                              January 19, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fear-mongering hurts us all

olivia alperstein, otherwords                 december 16, 2015

Also Featured On: Floyd County (KY) Times, Juan Cole, Times Republican, and 5 others

 

 

 

Minimum Wage Is Not           a Livable Wage

olivia alperstein, Common Dreams    December 11, 2015

Also Featured On: TruthDig, Manchester Sun Times, Stars Hollow Gazette, and 10 others

 

 

 

Refugees Are As American As Baseball

olivia alperstein, otherwords                      december 2, 2015

Also featured on: Eastern Group Publications (Group of 12 publications across Eastern Seaboard), Decatur (GA) Daily Democrat, Times Republican, and 10 others

 

 

 

 

Founders Didn’t Intend to Protect Hate Speech When They Wrote the First Amendment

olivia alperstein, Insidesources                       November 21, 2015

Also Featured On: The Philadelphia Enquirer, Austin (TX) American Statesman, The Las Vegas Sun, and 12 others

 

 

 

Severing the 'Gordian Knot':                                     Defying Conventional     Wisdom and Reversing         Current Trade Policy

Gabriela Lemus, Huffington Post              June 2, 2015

 

Reality Check:                     Latino Voters Just Aren't That Into You

Gabriela Lemus, Huffington Post       october 22, 2014

Also Featured On: News Taco

 

 

 

 

 

Militarization of Police in America – what does it mean for the nation?

Gabriela Lemus, Blue nation review
august 19, 2014

Also Featured On: News Taco

 

 

 

Shadow GOP Spending Big on Outreach to Latinos

Gabriela Lemus, News Taco                            August 12, 2014

 

 

 

 

Unfinished Business: House GOP Uses Children as Scapegoats

Gabriela Lemus, Blue nation review
august 4, 2014


 

 

 

 

Welcoming the First Latino Supreme Court Justice

Gabriela Lemus, Huffington Post             June 27, 2009

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FAA funding hearing highlights disagreements over privatization

AOPA Pilot, February 10, 2016

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Colorlines, February 8, 2016

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Organizaciones Exigen Un Alto a Las Redadas y Cambios en la Política Estadounidense Hacia Centroamérica

Guatemala Human Rights Commission, January 8, 2016

(READ IN ENGLISH: Stop the Raids and Focus Instead on U.S. Policy Toward Central America)

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Progressive Congress Condemns Incident in which African-American Student in Mississippi Had Noose Put Around His Neck

Progressive Congress Statement on THwarted Terrorist Attack against Somali Families

Progressive Congress Condemns D.C. Circuit Court Ruling Regarding Regulatory Power of the CFPB

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Progressive Congress Marks 15th Anniversary of September 11, Calls for Standing United as a Nation

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Progressive Congress Decries Supreme Court Ruling on DAPA That Leaves Millions of Families in Limbo

Progressive Congress Calls for Bold Action and Solidarity in the Wake of the Orlando, Florida Massacre

In Honor of Immigrant Heritage Month, Progressive Congress Calls for Immigration Reform, End to Hateful Rhetoric

Progressive Congress Women’s Roundtable on Reproductive Rights and Economic Insecurity

On the Supreme Court Vacancy: Republican Senators Must Fulfill Their Constitutional Duty

ADVOCACY GROUPS LAUNCH COALITION AGAINST PRIVATIZING THE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEM

Progressive Congress Calls for Bold Action after President Obama’s State of the Union

Progressive Congress Supports President Obama’s Executive actions to Curb Gun Violence

official statement on house resolution condemning anti-muslim bigotry

Official Statement on Rep. Steve King's remarks about Reps. Keith Ellison and André Carson

 

Official Statement on Representative Loretta Sanchez's Remarks about Muslims