Your air and water.

Your elected officials.

Your chance to support reporting that asks big questions about them.

Join Report for America in supporting coverage that holds local decision-makers accountable. Help keep local environment & government stories coming — show your support with a gift today.

Sign up for our free weekly newsletter.


The purity movement told young people that ‘you are not your own,’ and the harm from that message persists

Looking back, I suppose there is some humor in realizing that I signed a virginity pledge on a holiday revolving around a virgin birth.  On Christmas morning of 2008, I was 15 years old and received a little silver ring with the words “True Love Waits” etched into it in black letters. The ring was […]