In just over a week, the largest, second largest and sixth largest states in regard to population could be added to the roll of suffrage States, and if this feat is accomplished, it could certainly add to the already growing impression that the “Votes for Women” movement is an unstoppable force sweeping the nation!
A voter registration campaign targeted inside Maine prisons provided all 1,709 incarcerated residents with the necessary forms and instructions to register to vote and vote by mail.
NOT DONE: Women Remaking America chronicles the seismic eruption of women’s organizing from the 2016 election through today, and the intersectional fight for equality that has now gone mainstream. Like the movement it documents, this story is told collectively through the firsthand experiences and narratives of frontline activists, writers, celebrities, artists and politicians who are remaking culture, policy and most radically, our notions about gender. Premiering against the backdrop of an unprecedented pandemic and widespread social upheaval, the film looks back on recent milestones in the women’s movement, weaving together a story of major progress with the clear reality that our work is not done.
Recasting the Vote: How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement (November 2020) is a collective biography of six suffragists of color that encourages us to expand our understanding of who fought for the vote and why.
The concept album started with a dream. Singer, songwriter, and Broadway actor Morgan James dreamed that she performed “Jesus Christ Superstar.” In her dream, she was Jesus and Shoshana Bean was Judas. She told her friends about the dream, and they encouraged her to make her idea of an all-women production a reality. What Morgan says started out as a lark became the (so far) two-volume “She Is Risen.”
The War on Women is in full force under the Trump administration. We refuse to go back, and we refuse to let the administration quietly dismantle the progress we’ve made. We are watching.
This week in the war on women: Roe v. Wade seriously threatened; Trump calls for Gov. Whitmer to be locked up, days after an attempted kidnapping; Trump attacks Kristen Welker ahead of debate; lawyers can’t find the parents of 545 migrant children separated by Trump administration; Trump remains oblivious to his failings in handling the coronavirus pandemic; Trump’s hurls lies and insults during the debate; and more.
From Boston, Massachusetts, to Biglerville, Pennsylvania, there has been a great deal of activity, as suffragists in all States enjoy increased respect, attention and confidence after the success of yesterday’s stunning pageant on Fifth Avenue in New York.
Abortion Clinics Online—the first abortion clinic directory—celebrates 25 years of service, despite legal restrictions, court battles and anti-abortion terrorism.
In this edition of The Weekly Pulse (this week’s most important news stories related to health and wellness), we’re bringing you the news on the latest affronts to reproductive rights, as well as an update on the pandemic—including the swelling of coronavirus cases in the Midwest and Trump’s recent attacks on Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.
This week: New Zealand’s voting reforms help Jacinda Ardern and other women get elected; the status of women’s representation around the country, and around the globe; what makes quotas an effective tool in some countries and less effective in others?; ballot measures to watch; ranked choice voting gains traction; and suggested feminist reading.