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Community driven economic justice is the foundation of Tempe’s resilience

In Economic Justice, Issues, Resilience, Values by Patrick Morales4 Comments

Too often, political commentators try and separate social issues from economic issues, as if taxes, property values, and wages do not impact an individual’s life and livelihood. For the thousands of Tempeans who call this city home, social and economic issues are one and the same: Access to affordable birth control has a drastic effect on a woman’s personal finances; …

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In Progress, Values by Patrick MoralesLeave a Comment

“Progressive” is a word that gets thrown around a lot with very little explanation of what the word means. Presidents Teddy and an Franklin Roosevelt were both progressives, but you’d be unlikely to glean that from how Republicans and Democrats each talk about their favorite Roosevelt. Progressivism, put simply, is the idea that advancing science, technology, economic development, and social …

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In Resilience, Values by Patrick MoralesLeave a Comment

Resilience doesn’t seem like a skill one learns. If you ask people how they define resilience, they will likely tell you that it is an action or a quality obvious in some and perhaps less prominent in others. I disagree. While “being” or “acting” typically characterizes resilience, I believe the tools of resilience are intimately connected to the values we …

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Economic justice is an opportunity for Tempe

In Economic Justice, Issues, Opportunity, Values by Patrick MoralesLeave a Comment

One of Tempe’s greatest strengths lies in the resilience of the diverse people that call Tempe home. While we come from different backgrounds, income levels, and unique communities, our striving together for economic justice is at the foundation of what makes our city a home for progress and opportunity unlike any other in Arizona. We enjoy an accessible city with …