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Equal Voice is a network of grassroots groups and organizers working around the country on issues such as education access, immigration reform, child care, affordable housing and other issues that directly affect families. The following people are featured contributors to the Equal Voice newspaper, the voice for families:

Kathy Mulady

Kathy Mulady

Kathy Mulady, a writer, has more than 20 years of journalism experience as an award-winning daily newspaper reporter in California, Idaho and Washington. She covered government, politics, communities and business for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer for more than a decade.

Sophia Bracy-Harris

Sophia Bracy Harris is co-founder and executive director of the Federation of Child Care Centers of Alabama (FOCAL) and Alabama director of the Southern Rural Black Women’s Initiative for Economic and Social Justice (SRBWI).

Pam Dempsey

Pam Dempsey is a reporter and project coordinator of, a community online news and information project devoted to investigative and enterprise coverage of social, justice and economic issues in East Central Illinois. The grant-funded site collaborates with other media – such as Illinois Public Media, The News-Gazette and the Spanish-language daily Hoy Chicago.

Amy Hogg

A native of eastern Kentucky, Amy Hogg is Program Associate with Kentuckians For The Commonwealth. She works with fundraising, communications and administration. Her first book, a novel for children called Callie Rose, was published in 2012.

Mike Kane

Mike Kane is an award-winning Seattle-based photographer specializing in documentary and editorial photography/multimedia. Regular clients include The Wall Street Journal and The Los Angeles Times, with work also appearing in The New York Times, USA Today, and many others. He is proud to have been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 2009 and to be named finalist for the 2009 Taylor Award at Harvard and the 2010 Dorothea Lange-Paul Talyor Prize at the Center for Documentary Studies.

Holly Martinez

Holly Martinez is a journalism student at Seattle University. She is passionate about journalism and politics, and plans to attend law school and travel the world. Currently, she is working for several political and communications companies and exploring Seattle.

Claudia Rowe

Claudia Rowe

Claudia Rowe, a journalist, formerly worked for The New York Times and Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Her reporting focuses on social issues and has been honored by the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University. In 2008, her year-long series on teen violence won the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism.

Michael Seifert

Michael Seifert was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. For the past 25 years he has lived and worked in the Rio Grande Valley, focusing on immigration and border issues. A co-founder of Proyecto Digna, Inc., a community based organization in Cameron Park, Texas, Seifert has been a Network Weaver for the Rio Grande Valley Equal Voice Campaign since October, 2009.

Jared Soares

Jared Soares is an independent documentary photographer based in Virginia, USA. His work there was honored by the National Press Photographers Association’s Best of Photojournalism, Virginia Press Association and the Society of Professional Journalists. His clients include AARP Bulletin, The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Inc., The Toronto Star, Getty Images, and Discovery.