Allison Walter is a political communications specialist in Washington, D.C. She was previously a high school theology teacher and track coach and was formerly press secretary with Faith in Public Life after starting her career as a policy education associate with NETWORK Lobby in Washington, D.C. A graduate of Saint Louis University and a native of Kansas City, Walter believes in the power of faith to transform society.

Allison writes for NCR's Young Voices blog.

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Build a legacy: Take first step and get moving

Young Voices: The idea of legacy is taking on a different meaning for me as my grandparents age. Their legacy is one of sacrifice and service. Perhaps this is the type of legacy the Gospel asks us to build.


Easter joy: A happy runner is a fast runner

Young Voices: As I sat in church on Easter morning listening to the Gospel account of Jesus' resurrection, it struck me just how much running the disciples are doing.


Joe Kennedy's State of the Union response is the Christian response

Young Voices: Jesus didn't entertain false choices of us or them. He said let us come together as a community, let us each bring what we have, and together we make more.


Don't let Trump, Republicans create a national Kansas tax disaster

Young Voices: In a Thanksgiving weekend coincidence, I found myself on the same flight back to Kansas as the governor whose tax plan, although it failed to produce growth, is a model for the latest national proposal. PS: Trickle-down economics don't work.