Debbie Weingarten

Debbie Weingarten

Debbie Weingarten is a TalkPoverty Fellow, former vegetable farmer, and a freelance writer based out of Tucson, Arizona.

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Sunday, February 17, 2019
They Used To Hold Hands Through the Wall. Now, There’s Razor Wire.
The February sun reflects off the concertina razor wire strung across the U.S.-Mexico border wall like razor-sharp tinsel. The wire seemed to bloom overnight, six rows of it, placed all the way to the ground, within reach of playing children or wandering dogs. On the sidewalk where I stood in...
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Sunday, September 23, 2018
Arizona Had A Plan To Make the Wealthy Pay For Education. The Supreme Court Shut It Down.
All throughout the hot Arizona summer, you could find public school teachers decked out in red t-shirts stamped with the phrase #RedForEd. They were everywhere — tabling at community events, discussing the lack of public education funding at summer barbeques, wielding clipboards and wandering...
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"Any activities that we do, whether it’s for Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day, it comes out of our own pockets." (Photo: Twitter) Views
Friday, April 27, 2018
Tens of Thousands Mobilize to Support Arizona Teachers Amid Backlash
On Wednesday afternoon in Tucson, on the eve of Arizona’s first ever statewide teacher walkout, every intersection along Broadway Boulevard became red. For 20 miles, under a robin’s egg sky, teachers and public education supporters lined sidewalks and curbsides, parking lots and strip malls. They...
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“When you consider human security, such as the right for a person to have shelter, food, health, education, a future, you see quickly that the billions of dollars put into border militarization are drastically misplaced.” (Photo: Getty) Views
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Sending Troops to the Border Will Cause More Migrant Deaths
Late Friday night, Defense Secretary James Mattis approved the deployment of up to 4,000 troops to the U.S.-Mexico border. The order, which came after President Donald Trump called for an increase in troops in response to a caravan of refugees making their way north to seek asylum, is not the first...
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