Keeping Score: Calls to Investigate ICE; Climate Clock Issues Warning; RBG Still Trailblazing

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: Trump intentionally downplayed the coronavirus; the West Coast is on fire; Breonna Taylor’s family receives $12 million from settlement; Alexis Ohanian calls for expanded paternity leave; women in Paris fight back against misogyny; women make up the 22% of board seats at the biggest publicly-traded companies, an all time high; the Black Girl Freedom Fund seeks to invest $1 Billion in young Black women; the majority of Americans say that their country is racist; Black women are unemployed at 27%; women in Trump’s white house make 69 cents for every dollar a male staffer makes; and more.

There’s a Simple Solution to End Child Marriage in North Carolina

New studies by the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) reveal the grim consequences of child marriage in the U.S., which occurs at particularly high rates in North Carolina. North Carolina is becoming a common destination for adults to take children when their marriage is illegal in their home states. Between 2000 and 2015, almost 9,000 minors were listed on marriage license applications in North Carolina.

But there’s a simple solution: Set the minimum age of marriage at 18, without exceptions.

Request Your Ballot Day: Voters Shouldn’t Have To Choose Between Their Health and Their Vote

Thursday, September 10 is Request Your Ballot Day. The right to vote is a basic American freedom, but no one should have to choose between voting and protecting their health. Voting by mail is one of the most secure ways to vote—it leaves a paper trail, and has strong security measures that ensure the authenticity of ballots and track them from the day they’re printed to the day they’re counted. Request your mail-in ballot today!

Keeping Score: “Mr. President, It’s You Who Have Created the Hate and Division”

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 WNBA and Naomi Osaka honor Breonna Taylor; Trump encourages violence; remembering Chadwick Boseman, “a true class act”; Black Kenosha reporter resigns in protest; Keke Palmer is the first Black woman to host the VMAs; the Anti-Racism in Public Health Act; a win for Afghan women; a growing number of employers encourage poll workers; Buffy Wicks votes with her baby; a bill would require greater racial diversity of corporate boards in California; a (questionable) suffrage statue in Central Park; child marriage in the U.S. continues; what do Americans think of nonviolent protests?; women-owned small businesses not faring well in COVID; college students’ voting patterns; and more.