It’s been a year since a girl named jaen released “Resist,” a catchy song about voting in the midterm elections and changing the country. But the message—and agnj’s commitment to politically-charged music—persists.
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These songs dig into thorny issues like domestic violence and the #MeToo movement, celebrate girls’ empowerment and the power of the single woman, recap the history of the women’s movement, encourage women to love their bodies and empower women to use their voices.
The video for Hudson’s song is a tribute to everyone who voted in the midterms and helped elect historic numbers of women to office—and it chronicles feminist trailblazers and the sisterhood who helped them win major victories for women’s rights.
The public comment period on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ Title IX policies has opened, the President has been tweeting up a storm and doctors rallied this week against anti-immigration policies that they say would endanger their patients.
The midterm elections reminded feminists nationwide that the fight to defend abortion rights remains far from over. That’s why, as ballots were still being counted in some states, NARAL Pro-Choice America announced a new three-step strategy to secure reproductive freedom for women in every state.
This week, the Trump administration escalated its racist immigration policies and regressive campus sexual assault policies.
“At a time like this, we need an experienced Speaker of the House who has a proven record of passing landmark legislation that improves the lives of the American people. That leader, without a shadow of a doubt, is Nancy Pelosi.”
In advance of the midterm elections, racist attacks on voting rights are threatening to silence people of color across the country. For candidates of color, however, the tensions around race in America have reached a much more dangerous fever pitch.
Although agnj is not usually a political artist, she felt she needed to issue a wake-up call in advance of the midterm elections—and do her part to change the nation’s course.