Domenica graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in journalism and political science in 2015. As an undergraduate student she led the UConn American Civil Liberties Union chapter and was an executive member of UConn Students for Sensible Drug Policy.

Domenica was the vice chair of the student development committee in UConn’s undergraduate student government. She used this position to connect student activists to the administration, co-founding a Student Task Force on Diversity. Domenica also led efforts to prevent sexual assault on campus and strengthen sexual assault awareness programs during her time with student government.

Domenica was also a senior staff writer and copy editor for the Daily Campus, where her beat centered around issues of race, gender, and Greek Life.

Domenica’s main priorities as an activist and writer have been ending the drug war, reforming the criminal justice system, bringing justice to Palestine, speaking out against rape culture, and curbing Islamophobia.


Ilhan Omar Is Fighting for the White Working Class—Even as They Chant ‘Send Her Back’

Racism, Islamophobia, false charges of anti-Semitism, and even death threats aren’t going to stop Ilhan Omar from fighting for all of our rights.

Advisory: Poor People’s Campaign Brings Moral Budget to Washington

Moral Budget report press call will release details exploding myth that we can’t afford to end poverty and racism ahead of 2020 candidates forum

MEDIA ADVISORY: The Institute for Policy Studies and Raskin Family to Present First Annual Marcus Raskin Award for Civic and Intellectual Courage

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II will receive the award in honor of the late Marcus Raskin’s legacy

It’s Not Just the Mosque Shooter’s Islamophobia That Scares Me — It’s the Media’s

If we want to avoid another tragic day asking ourselves how this could happen, news organizations have to stop giving a platform to Islamophobic talking heads.

Is Bush’s Legacy So Different From Trump’s?

Some may mourn Bush’s more “respectable” presidency. but looking back, one sees the very race-baiting and cruelty.

The ‘Blue Wave’ Was Also a ‘Muslim Wave’

In the most Islamophobic election in history, Muslim candidates scored big wins by embracing progressive policies.

Journalists Say Trump’s Caravan Claims Are ‘Evidence-Free.’ It’s Worse Than That.

Reporters know the president is telling racist lies to rile up his base. Why won’t they just say that?

I’m Tired of Hearing From Bill Clinton

While the former president gets yet another chance to explain his inappropriate behavior, victims like Lulabel Seitz get shut out of the media spotlight.

Why We Should Be Alarmed That Israeli Forces and U.S. Police Are Training Together

Black and Palestinian activists speak out about a dangerous pattern.

If You Want to Kill Drug Dealers, Start with Big Pharma

Big corporations, not street dealers, are the true authors and profiteers of the opioid crisis.

From ”Me Too” to “Not One More”

Imagine if the burden to combat sexual assault didn’t have to fall on any of these brave women — from celebrities to interns — pleading with the public to listen to stories they never wanted to have to recall.

10 Trumped Up Halloween Terrors

A look at the real-life horrors our government is peddling this year — and a look at the movements rising up to stop them.

As Harmful Spending Policies Loom, IPS Teams Up with Federal Budget Experts

The National Priorities Project is joining the Institute for Policy Studies to fight for a budget that prioritizes people over profit.

Please Don’t Bring Muslims Into Charlottesville

From Barcelona to Charlottesville, there’s an obvious double standard in how Trump treats terrorism. But let’s be careful how we talk about it.

IPS Statement: Stand with Charlottesville

This weekend, events at the University of Virginia revealed the consequences of systemic and insidious white supremacy.

IPS to Host 3rd State of Black Workers in America Conference

Day-long conference to feature panels discussing most innovative organizing led by Black workers in the U.S. in the Trump era

Who Suffers the Most from the U.S. Drug War? Families

How drug-related suffering can bring black and white families together against a failed punitive model.

10 Resistance Victories in Trump’s First 100 Days

New social movements are making their power felt in ways that would have been unimaginable before Trump took office.

New IPS Report Provides a Blueprint for States to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Trump Era

This report compiles existing state models for Renewable Portfolio Standards expansion and distributed solar access to low-income communities to create best practices for RPS legislation that can be replicated around the country.

The GOP Health Plan Would Make the Opioid Crisis Even Worse

States that supported Trump are going to be the hardest hit.


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