Personal Stories

The Stories team identifies and interviews Americans nationwide whose stories demonstrate the value of progressive policies. The team works with storytellers to elevate their experiences through press interviews, op-eds, videos, and graphics, as well as events and monthly story collections. This page showcases some of that work. For more information about the Stories program, please contact Sage Warner at swarner@americanprogress.org.


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Economic Justice

Opinion: President Biden is working to make sure I never have to ration my insulin again
In the News

Opinion: President Biden is working to make sure I never have to ration my insulin again

Yamelisa Jimenez Taveras, a Type 1 diabetic, shares how the high cost of insulin left her with little choice but to ration her insulin. She applauds the Biden administration’s efforts to cap the cost of insulin for Medicare recipients and continues to advocate for insulin copay caps for all diabetics.

The Pennsylvania Independent

Yamelisa Jimenez Taveras

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Health Care Costs

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Infrastructure

I’m a Union Worker in Pennsylvania. I Know Biden’s Got Our Back.
In the News

I’m a Union Worker in Pennsylvania. I Know Biden’s Got Our Back.

Sherice Workman, a union carpenter who worked on the historic 12-day repair of I-95 in Philadelphia, shares how federal infrastructure investments are creating a boom in union career opportunities within the skilled trades.

The Keystone

Sherice Workman

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Environmental and Climate Justice

Local Opinion: Solar power tax credits help bring equity to greener technology
In the News

Local Opinion: Solar power tax credits help bring equity to greener technology

Alisha Vasquez describes how economic barriers make it harder for lower-to-middle-income Americans to take advantage of solar tax credits. But since the Inflation Reduction Act increased solar installation tax credits and created programs to increase equity in clean energy, families such as Vasquez’s were able to install solar.

Arizona Daily Star

Alisha Vasquez

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The Biden administration’s funds to remove lead infrastructure will go a long way toward making us feel safe in our home again.

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Older Michigander Saves $400 on Health Care Costs Personal Story
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Older Michigander Saves $400 on Health Care Costs

An older American on Medicare explains how the Inflation Reduction Act helped her access no-cost vaccines.

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