“There comes a moment in time when society stands up and says enough is enough,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared, “and I believe that we are at that moment.” There also comes a moment when survivors are able to speak of their traumas—and that day came for Mira Sorvino as she stood with Cuomo and revealed publicly for the first time that she had been raped.
With only two questions asked about women’s rights in the first debates, Mothering Justice wanted to ensure the voices of mothers and women of color were heard the second time around. “If they are going to ask for our vote,” Danielle Atkinson, founding director, declared at a pre-debate panel, “they are going to have to answer our questions.”
Last weekend, Newport Folk Festival attendees bore witness to a groundbreaking occasion: the event’s first all-female headlining collaboration.
Section 1557, or the “Final Rule” of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), sometimes referred to as the Title IX of the landmark law, prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age and disability in health programs receiving federal financial assistance—and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is intent on dismantling it. […]
A change to immigration policy grants DHS and ICE officers “sole and unreviewable discretion” to deport. Immigrants who have lived in the U.S. for up to two years, residing anywhere within the country, are now eligible for expedited removal.
Wendy Davis, a former Texas Senator famously known for filibustering against a restrictive abortion bill in 2013, announced her campaign for U.S. Congress this week.
When famed Yadizi activist and Nobel Prize winner Nadia Murad visited the White House this week, Trump revealed lack of knowledge of world events and empathy yet again.
Fury over the crisis at the border compelled 50 mothers to take action last week in Iowa. They staged two sit-ins with their children on Tuesday and Wednesday in Des Moines at Sen. Joni Ernst’s office, demanding she take action to address the forced separation and detention of children along the U.S. / Mexico border. […]
In the wake of anti-abortion laws sweeping the country, support for abortion in the U.S. is the highest it’s been in 24 years—and voters across lines of gender and party are paying attention to the policies heading into the 2020 election.
“This is about making America white again,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said earlier this week. “They want to make sure that certain people are counted. It is really disgraceful and it’s not what our founders had in mind.”