What Do Women (Voters) Want? A Plan, Say Supermajority’s Cecile Richards and Juanita Tolliver

This year, the gender gap is wider than it’s ever been—a large reason for Biden’s lead nationally and in the battleground states.

But what do these women voters want? And what’s different about the 2020 election, compared to those in the past?

Ms. editor Roxy Szal in conversation with Cecile Richards, Supermajority’s CEO and co-founder, and Juanita Tolliver, Supermajority’s political director.

What to Know About the Final Day of Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation Hearings

Thursday, the final day of Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court hearings, was a day primarily for outside witnesses to make their case for or against the nomination Barrett to the Supreme Court.

Before even hearing from the witnesses, Senate Republicans—the so-called “law and order” party—plowed through the rules of the Senate Judiciary Committee to schedule a committee vote on Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination for Oct. 22.

Top Takeaways: Day 1 of Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation Hearings

The first four days of Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings have begun.

Mere weeks from Election Day, it’s clear Republicans’ main goal is speed, as they continue to push through the confirmation—despite the fact that over 7 million voters have already cast their ballots and despite the blatant hypocrisy after their yearlong blockade in 2016 against President Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland.

Can President Trump Suspend the Elections?

Does the president have the power to suspend the elections? The short answer: No. But while the law is clear, President Trump’s efforts to delay the elections, sow distrust in our democratic processes, and wreak havoc on the U.S. electoral process are already well underway.

Will access to mail-in ballots (or lack thereof) impact voter turnout? Can Trump invoke martial law if he loses the election? What are the possible threats to our democracy come November?

COVID-19 Relief Negotiations Start Back Up: “People’s Lives Depend on It”

On Monday, Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats unveiled a revised coronavirus stimulus package proposal—an updated version of the $3.4 trillion version they passed in May.

“We urge Congressional leaders and the administration to get back to negotiations and pass a robust relief bill without delay,” writes Rebecca Dixon, executive director of the National Employment Law Project.