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Articles by Claire Hodges (2)

Hodges ’22: Granting D.C. statehood is a step toward achieving racial equity in the Capitol

Columns, Opinions

Hodges ’22: Granting D.C. statehood is a step toward achieving racial equity in the Capitol

September 13, 2021 6 comments

Even as the House Select Committee investigating the attack convenes, what remains absent from the conversation is the extent to which D.C. is symbolic of some of the most acute racial justice issues facing our nation: issues of equity, political representation and access.

Hodges ’22: In support of a tax on sugary drinks

Op-eds, Opinions

Hodges ’22: In support of a tax on sugary drinks

June 7, 2021 1 comment

The COVID-19 pandemic has deeply harmed Rhode Island’s economy and a quarter of households are now experiencing hunger. Even as businesses start to reopen, an unprecedented number of Rhode Islanders still rely on food banks to feed themselves and their families, and food bank usage grew by 26 percent in the past year.