Keeping Score: “A Cabinet That Looks Like America”

In every issue of Ms., we track research on our progress in the fight for equality, catalogue can’t-miss quotes from feminist voices and keep tabs on the feminist movement’s many milestones. We’re Keeping Score online, too—in in this biweekly round-up.

This week: Meghan Markle opens up about her miscarriage; the pope critiques the U.S. Supreme Court’s pandemic response; Biden announces Cabinet appointees; Janet Yellen is nominated as first woman Treasury Secretary; Scotland passes the Period Products Bill; Rep. Katherine Clark elected assistant speaker of the House; trans woman and former sex worker Elisa Crespo runs for NYC Council; and more.

Keeping Score: Getting Feminists Back in the White House

In this week’s Keeping Score: a record-breaking number of women elected to state and federal office; Dr. Jill Biden will be the only first lady to simultaneously hold a paid job; Lucille Bridges passes, years after escorting her daughter to integrate an all-white school; Joe Biden champions access to universal childcare and preschool; Harry Styles makes history in a ballgown on the cover of Vogue; New Mexico will send three women of color as its House delegation in 2021; and more.

Keeping Score: Election Milestones You May Have Missed

While the history-making presidential race has captivated the attention of those both at home and abroad, a significant number of down-ballot victories also mark historic milestones in U.S. politics.

Several states continue to count incoming votes, due largely to the record number of mail-in ballots this year. But several takeaways are already abundantly clear: More Americans voted this year than in any past election—resulting in countless firsts for people of color, LGBTQ+ candidates and women.

Time is Running Out to Cure Rejected Ballots

Throughout the country, there are thousands of ballots that have yet to be validated because of issues—most commonly due to missing or mismatched signatures.

Luckily, many voters have the ability to address ballot rejection through ballot curing, also known as ballot remediation, which enables voters to resolve an issue with a rejected ballot and get it counted.

Here’s how to ensure your ballot is accepted.

Keeping Score: Holding Trump “Accountable” for Our Country’s “Deep Divide”

In every issue of Ms., we track research on our progress in the fight for equality, catalogue can’t-miss quotes from feminist voices and keep tabs on the feminist movement’s many milestones. We’re Keeping Score online, too—in in this biweekly round-up.

This week: The country prepares for a stressful Election Day; The Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett; Republicans kick up a fuss about the clothes AOC wears; Poland tightens already intense abortion restrictions; and more.