As election season kicks off in earnest and with the consequential midterms fast approaching, pundits are speculating: What effect will the Dobbs v. Jackson decision have on the election’s outcomes? It’s clear abortion is on the ballot—but how will it sway turnout and decisions in an election that traditionally sees lower numbers of voters?
In the Fall issue of Ms., we’re tackling these questions, and so much more. Join us as we delve deep into the current state of abortion access nationwide and the security of our very democracy.
Here’s a glimpse at what else you’ll find inside the upcoming Fall issue:
- A deep dive into recent polling. We learn what voters are saying about the issues they most care about, including the Supreme Court, abortion and more; hear from experts and strategists as we examine trends in voter registration and voter turnout.
- How the election’s outcome could finally break the filibuster. Senate Republicans are using the filibuster to block legislation that could secure abortion rights nationwide, block voting rights reforms, and prevent a vote on a resolution to remove the timeline on the Equal Rights Amendment. But this fall’s elections could change that.
- Dispatches from the people on the front lines of democracy: election officials. Over 80 percent of them are women—and they’re facing more dangers than ever heading into the 2022 midterms. From death threats to smear campaigns, officials are facing intense harassment from Trump supporters who continue to maintain that the 2020 election was faked. As they prepare for the elections (sometimes behind bullet proof glass), they tell us what is needed to ensure our democracy is protected.
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