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Joanne Boyer is founder and editor of Wisdom Voices Press and www.WisdomVoices.com. Her first book is "Wisdom of Progressive Voices." Joanne has worked in professional communications for more than 30 years. Her career includes being the first woman sports writer for several daily newspapers in the 1970s. Born and raised in Milwaukee, WI, she resides in Minneapolis with her husband, also an author.


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Single Payer -- Not what the for-profit insurance companies want, From ImagesAttr
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 22, 2016
No One Said It Was Going To Be Easy What would JFK say to those who whine "oh, we'll never get anything done if Bernie Sanders is elected?" Bernie Sanders is calling out the fight in us to remember who we are as a country.
A new way of thinking is needed in 2016, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 8, 2015
We Didn't Run Out of Stones We didn't leave the Stone Age because we ran out of stones. We found a "better way" to do things. Now, more than ever, we need to find a way out of the Stone Age of thinking on climate change, war, and the host of other issues confronting us as we head into 2016.
A 1926 anti-Catholic political cartoon tapped into Americans fear of the Pope., From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 24, 2015
100 Years Ago We Thought Very Differently About The Pope 100 years ago it would have been unthinkable for a Pope to address the U.S. Congress. Anti-Catholicism and anti-immigration fervor ran rampant. We take a quick trip back in time to illustrate how one of today's premier Catholic universities and its premier football team came of age despite this discrimination against the Catholic Church. It gives us hope that 100 years from now, the issues Pope Francis discusses today will al
Medicare Turns 50: Let's Celebrate and Expand, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 29, 2015
After Medicare Celebrations End, Let's Push Harder for Single Payer There are many reasons to celebrate as Medicare turns 50 this week. Yet it's a time to ask why we still don't have a "Medicare For All" single payer health care delivery system in this country and how the "for profit" insurance companies continue to make it impossible for many to access health care.
Iowa State: Just one example of land grant colleges, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 20, 2015
Forgetting Our Land Grant Colleges History: Public Higher Education Does Work We have forgotten that our Founding Fathers and Abraham Lincoln knew that federal and state supported public education was the lifeblood of the nation. We look back on the founding of the time-honored tradition of the land grant colleges. We ask those who think the world began with them, who do you think educated those who educated those who educated you?
The Wisconsin Idea now faces extinction, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 30, 2015
'The Boundaries Of The University Shall Be The Boundaries Of The State': A Lesson Wisconsin and Scott Walker Forgot Once the crown jewel of public universities, the University of Wisconsin stands on the brink of ruin as Scott Walker does the bidding of the Koch Brothers to privatize public education in the Badger State.
Where do you find hope?, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Hope: A Duty, Not A Nicety We asked where do you find hope? We heard from several folks and found our own. Where do you see hope for the year ahead?
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 20, 2014
'The goal is to have one party that's worth a damn' Mike McCabe's new book, Blue Jeans In High Places: The Coming Makeover Of American Politics, offers ways to break out of the political entrapment of our current two-party system. "I came to the conclusion that this is a moment that cries out for some political game changers." As he describes, we have one party that's scary and another that is scared.
Workers demand economic justice for a living wage., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 24, 2014
The Grass Roots Fight For A Living Wage Jennifer Epps-Addison, Executive Director of Wisconsin Jobs Now offers hope for a future that includes a living wage for U.S. workers.
Single Payer Remains The Best Answer, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Who's Talking Single Payer? You'd Be Surprised At The Depth and Breadth So you think the push for single payer has slowed after ACA implementation? Well, you'd be wrong. Take a look at all the different groups and people pushing for the only real answer to our fractured health care system.
Sen. Joseph Ransdell (1914) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (2014), From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 20, 2014
How Much Has Changed In 100 Years? 100 years ago we were arguing about the same social and political topics as we are today. The more things change, the more they stay the same? And through it all there have been proud progressive voices to counter those who spoke of fear and absolute truths. Find out more about the person who said, "The truest ambition is so to employ life as to be of the greatest service to others." Take that Ayn Rand.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar with MPP's Roxanne Abbas, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 10, 2014
The Minnesota Peace Project: A Model For All 50 States The Minnesota Peace Project is the quintessential grass-roots organization that works diligently with its state’s Congressional delegation to help affect change and move us to a more peaceful and non-violent world. Peace is a non-partisan issue and the group has effectively used the art of listening as they work with Democratic and Republican representatives.
Protesting the XLP in frozen Minnesota., From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 6, 2014
Protesting Keystone: We Do It Because It Is The Right Thing To Do Will the Keystone Pipeline vigils stop construction of the pipeline? We don't know. What we do know is that doing nothing is not an option. We protest because it's the right thing to do.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Building A 21st Century Progressive Infrastructure "My bet is on the American people," says David Bender, political director of ProgressiveVoices.com, a new platform for building a 21st century progressive infrastructure. Few have walked the long and winding progressive road for as long as Bender. He should know if it's a good bet.
Pope Francis reminds us that health care is for everyone., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 11, 2013
The ACA, Pope Francis, and Me: The Road To Single Payer How will we ultimately define the success of the ACA? If it moves us to a single payer system to include those as Francis calls "on the fringe" then it will haven't meant something for us as a country.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 26, 2013
My Junk Insurance Policy Cancelled? I Jumped For Joy Those who made the most noise over junk insurance policy cancellations did not understand what those policies really are. I was cancelled and I jumped for joy.
Donna Smith of Health Care For All Colorado, From ImagesAttr
(27 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 4, 2013
Doing The Work For The Real Health Care Victory: Single Payer While Republicans shut down the government over the Affordable Health Care, there are many still working for the real prize: Single Payer for the U.S.
Single Payer remains the only real pathway to health care for everyone., From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 18, 2013
While Republicans Threaten To Defund It, The ACA Takes Us Closer To Single Payer The ACA will save me money on one hand. But our for-profit health care delivery system still rules the day. Why do we tolerate a system that rates our lives like Olympic medals (bronze, silver, and gold). Let's start the push to move the ACA toward single payer.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 22, 2013
Excuse Me, But We Are Talking About Saving People's Lives The Affordable Care Act is not the single-payer system we really need, but it will save people's lives -- maybe even min.
Two American Families cut to the heart of our jobs crisis, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 12, 2013
Embracing Moral Mondays 7 Days A Week Bill Moyers' Frontline feature "Two American Families" hit a little too close to home: I grew up in one of the neighborhoods features. What was the bedrock of American middle class life has been destroyed intentionally by policies and politicians of both parties. Where is the moral outrage from "We The People?"

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