On Thursday, the Protecting the Health and Wellness of Babies and Pregnant Women in Custody Act passed in the House of Representatives with bipartisan support. The proposed legislation would prohibit the use of shackling during pregnancy and address the maternal care needs of imprisoned women during pregnancy, labor, delivery and post-partum periods.
Like you, late on Friday, we heard the terrible news that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court and a true champion for justice and equality—had died.
Let us let her words guide us as we head into this election season.
California endured a slew of fires caused by more than 12,000 dry-lightning strikes in August, and experts say such wildfires will become normal if major steps are not taken soon to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The United States’ “dynamic society,” rather than government policy, is driving more “climate action” measures, says the UN secretary-general.
The U.S food and farm system is at serious risk unless Congress moves to provide targeted pandemic relief.
In a letter sent today to congressional leaders Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi and Kevin McCarthy, a broad coalition of organizations warned of dire consequences for the American food system and the historically underserved communities that make it work, unless Congress provides immediate relief.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted and delayed the counting of every person in the country for the 2020 census. Now, the Trump administration is forcing the U.S. Census Bureau to cut the census short by one month.
It’s time to make some noise and tell Congress to save the census and make sure millions of people in this country aren’t erased.
Last week, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) released their draft of a new USAID Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Policy.
The current draft of the policy is out of touch with current global best practices, and contains inaccurate and problematic elements that may stall or even reverse progress towards gender equality globally.
TAKE ACTION: USAID has opened up an extremely brief comment period on the policy, requiring that all comments be submitted by Tuesday, August 25.
“Our Story: Portraits of Change” is an interactive photo mosaic and art installation depicting a portrait of suffragist and civil rights activist Ida B. Wells—on display in Union Station in Washington, D.C., from August 24-28.
On Tuesday, a powerhouse lineup—including feminist leaders like Dolores Huerta, Eleanor Smeal and Gloria Steinem—will convene (albeit, virtually) to discuss what it will take to push the Equal Rights Amendment over the finish line and finally enshrine equality into the Constitution.
A new Netflix six-part documentary series offers a unique and nuanced view of the ongoing struggles in America’s broken immigration system—so nuanced, in fact, that the Trump administration pressured the filmmakers of “Immigration Nation” to remove particularly horrific scenes and even to delay its release until after the November elections.
Join a live conversation with the filmmakers of “Immigration Nation” on August 19 at 9:00 a.m. PT/noon ET.
Kamala Harris has become only the second Democratic woman to become a vice presidential nominee, and the first woman of color to be nominated. Conventional wisdom tends to argue that a nominee’s vice presidential pick doesn’t do much to budge the outcome of the presidential election either way. But this year it might be different.