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Milestones on the Road to Women's Equality

August 28, 2015The Chair's Corner

"His Holiness the Dalai Lama said that western women would save the world. He's probably right. But not all western women have equal access to those educational and economic benefits; those who do are the beneficiaries of a long, hard fight for equality. And the fight isn’t over."

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Democrats Are Working to Solve the Student Debt Crisis

August 21, 2015The Chair's Corner

"It's back to school time, and a lot has changed since I was kid. Public colleges and universities were affordable, and student debt barely existed. Now, student loan debt is the Godzilla of the Gen X and Millennial generations, crushing their economic dreams under financial burdens."

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Benefits Far Outweigh Costs When it Comes to Climate Action

August 12, 2015The Chair's Corner

"Globally, 2014 was the hottest year on record, and 2015 is on pace to break the record yet again. Climate change puts lives and national security at risk and costs our economy hundreds of billions of dollars. While climate change is a global problem, many of the solutions are local. We can’t afford denial or delay. Isn’t San Diego worth it? 'Sorry, it was just too hard' isn’t an acceptable answer when the consequences are so grave." 

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