We asked our readers what they would ask at tonight’s debate. These were some of our favorite questions they posed to the candidates.
November 20, 1917: No word from, or about, the suffragists being held in Virginia’s Occoquan Workhouse and D.C.’s District Jail today—but plenty of action by both the National Woman’s Party and the New York State Woman Suffrage Party.
(So do students in schools across the country.)
There is no question that DACA makes our country stronger—yet Donald Trump continues to push a cruel anti-immigrant agenda to strip young people of their rights and the opportunity to achieve their full potential.
Grassroots, intersectional, women-led movements have never been more critical to advancing the global gender justice agenda.
“It is time for the elected representatives in Congress, and in state houses across the country, to protect the right to privacy and a woman’s right to abortion services—rather than attack it, undermine it and try to eliminate it.”
We can ease the challenges women of color face over the next decade if we do our part now to count everyone in the 2020 Census.
November 19, 1917: Sixteen of the suffragists imprisoned in Occoquan Workhouse are continuing the hunger strike they began after arrival on the evening of the 14th—but their condition has now become so serious that according to Mary Short, who was just released today, Superintendent Whittaker has asked for permission to grant their demand to be treated as political prisoners.
It’s been a year since a girl named jaen released “Resist,” a catchy song about voting in the midterm elections and changing the country. But the message—and agnj’s commitment to politically-charged music—persists.
It’s been widely reported that public officials are working to close the only abortion clinic left standing in Missouri, a Planned Parenthood in St. Louis. What has flown under the radar is the influence of a group called Team P.L.A.Y, which has waged a decade-long campaign of harassment against it.