Their common purpose was to save the N.W.P.’s headquarters and the property immediately surrounding it. A bill had been introduced in Congress to take 2/3 of the N.W.P.’s land for a driveway to serve a proposed New Senate Office Building extension.
“With every case she argued, with every ruling she issued, with every dissent she penned, Justice Ginsburg helped push our country toward that more perfect Union our founders once wrote of in the Constitution she believed in so fiercely. … She gave me the chance to achieve my life as it is today. But her passing isn’t just heartbreaking for me and for countless other women across this country. It’s a loss for our entire nation. For justice. And for equality.”
On September 25, 1955, Emma Gatewood, 67, became the first woman to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail.
Unable to classify Gatewood as a hiker, the press deemed her “Grandma.” Of course, she was so much more: Hiker Gatewood, Pioneer Gatewood, Mother Gatewood, Leader Gatewood, Sister Gatewood, Friend Gatewood.
Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.
This week: Ruth Bader Ginsburg becomes the first woman to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol; the impact of Justice Ginsburg’s death on the 2020 election; best practices to getting more women into judicial offices; the Solomon Islands’s systemic strategies to advance gender balance in government; appallingly few women have speaking roles at the UN this month; a staggering number of Black women running for office; tracking investments of leading foundations in minority and women-owned firms; building a gender-sensitive workplace culture; in support of the Yes On 2 ranked-choice voting campaign in Massachusetts; and this week’s suggested feminist reading.
In this edition: Honoring the life and legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; a rundown of recent attacks to reproductive health and rights; the U.S. heads into the fall with 200,000 COVID-19 deaths; and what the heck is happening at the CDC?!
Power to Decide launched a digital abortion finder tool that will enable women to safely and easily locate abortion service providers in their area.
Everything from health care and child care access to sexual harassment and workplace discrimination are likely to land in front of an increasingly anti-woman bench unless we move urgently to reverse the Republican theft of the Supreme Court—starting by adding seats.
Democracies can’t function when Courts are stolen, and Court expansion is the only proportionate, effective and legitimate response to Republicans illegitimate theft of the Court.
Over the last four years, the Trump administration has committed horrific human rights violations against migrants to the United States. “The uterus collector” is what detained migrant women call the gynecologist working at the Irwin County Detention Center.
The US House of Representatives passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act which ensures pregnant workers are not denied reasonable accommodations.
Dr. Jamila Perritt of Physicians for Reproductive Health said the bill—if approved by the Senate and president—would “ensure that those who are most likely to work in some of the most challenging settings, like immigrants and those with low incomes, have the humane protections they deserve.”
In a webinar marking the 25th anniversary of the UN Fourth World Conference on Women, former Secretaries of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Madeleine Albright reflected on their work in Beijing and its continuing impact. Ambassador Melanne Verveer led the discussion, titled “Beijing +25: Commemorating a Watershed Moment for Women’s Rights” and hosted by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security.