“We have to find ways to recognize the long history of collective feminist contributions and push back against structures of privilege, hierarchy and singularity, structures that reinforce classism, racism, sexism, transphobia and heterosexism.”
Mass incarceration is not typically discussed in the context of the way it impacts and causes harm to women.
Voice hoarse from being on the bullhorn on Election Day, Barbara Arnwine—president and founder of Transformative Justice Coalition—spoke to Ms. early Wednesday morning to discuss the election, what the results mean for the future of U.S. politics, and why when Black women organize and vote, everyone benefits.
“It took every bit of work we had in our bodies, every bit of energy we could give, every voice you could give.”
“We’ve certainly seen that Black women are among the most effective and sophisticated political actors on the scene right now, across the country,” Andrea Young, executive director of ACLU of Georgia, told Ms.
A lawsuit alleges Georgia unlawfully purged almost 200,000 voters from the voter rolls. “Every American should be upset about this,” said Barbara Arnwine, one of the suit’s three co-plaintiffs. “The state of Georgia did not do its job. It did not protect the constitutional rights of its citizens.”
Ms. writer and attorney Mariah Lindsay sat down with Arnwine to talk Black Voters Matter et al. v. Raffensperger; exactly how Georgia became the center of attention; and the future of voting rights.
Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation poses a threat to people of color and women in critical aspects of their lives: voting, healthcare, education and employment.
In a virtual briefing, “Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett and the Threat to Our Civil Rights,” hosted by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), Erinn Martin, Theresa Lau and Phylicia Hill discussed what’s at stake if Barrett ascends to the bench of the high Court.