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Archive: What’s on your mind blog

How to Better Your Community with Mutual Aid

By Saint McClendon / August 31, 2022
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The term mutual aid has popped up more within the last two years, yet it has been around for quite some time. Since the start of the pandemic, thousands of mutual aid projects have created a space where people in communities can access necessities including food, clothes, personal protective equipment, shelter, and other needs.

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We Could Owe Flag Day to a SWPA Native

By Ethan Story / June 14, 2022
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On June 14, 1777, the United States officially adopted Old Glory as our national flag. Interestingly enough, Pennsylvania remains the only state in the nation to honor Flag Day as a legal holiday. 

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Traffic Jam

I-70 Accidents and “Construction” over Tunnel Ridge

By Tonya Yoders / June 10, 2022
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This is the 21st installment in our What’s on your mind? blog series and was written by CCJ Community Organizer Tonya Yoders. Almost every day, I have to drive the stretch of I-70 interstate between Washington, PA and Wheeling, WV. More often than not, there are significant delays just trying to get to my destination. […]

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Overdose deaths are rising. Why not try something different?

By Heaven Sensky / April 27, 2021
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This is the 20th installment in our What’s on your mind? blog series and was written by CCJ Community Organizer Heaven Sensky. This past year has brought many new challenges to many of our families, including mine. I lost someone very young and dear to me to an accidental overdose this past fall. My loved […]

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Protest Demonstration Justice

CCJ Organizing Fellow, Prem, joins allies in DC to protect our rights

By Prem Rajgopal / October 27, 2020
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This is the 20th installment in our What’s on your mind? blog series and was written by Organizing Fellow Prem Rajgopal. I was in town to join organizers from the Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) and various other organizations to protest the hearing for the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. We […]

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Flags

Flags on the Mind

By Ethan Story / September 4, 2020
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This essay is the 6th of our monthly staff posts and is written by Community Advocate Ethan Story. These posts by staff are intended to be a way for people to get to know us better and to provide topical variety that is of interest to our members. This is also the 19th installment in […]

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