Ms. reporter Lisa Rabasca Roepe spoke with Stefanie Brown James, founder of the Collective PAC, about why 2018 was a turning point for Black women running for office, how teaching civics in school would help bolster voter turnout and what the PAC is doing to help get the first Black woman elected to the U.S. Senate or as a governor.
Lawmakers are diverting taxpayer money earmarked for impoverished mothers and children to fund anti-abortion centers (AACs) that mislead and shame pregnant people into continuing unwanted pregnancies.
Because of the filibuster, it has become nearly impossible for our elected leaders in Congress to advance the will of the people.
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Most Americans hold moderate positions on abortion. Despite the Supreme Court’s “ideological median” shift to the right, recent work by political scientists suggests Supreme Court decisions are rarely out of alignment with public sentiment.
“The U.S. talks a good game on ‘family values,’ but just does not deliver. It’s time to change course,” writes Representative Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), co-chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus, on the need to invest in child care.
“Women can’t wait any longer for policy to catch up with reality. We must address the needs of working women—otherwise this she-cession will usher in nothing more than a he-covery.”
Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.
This week: how the G7 countries rank on women’s representation; the two women vying to be Virginia’s lieutenant governor; ranked-choice voting ramps up in New York City; and more.
In this edition: A new Gallup poll suggests 58 percent of Americans are opposed to overturning Roe v. Wade; If/When/How launches a legal fund for people seeking self-managed abortions; Biden buys 500 million Pfizer vaccine doses for global use ahead of the G-7 summit; and COVID cases surge in Europe as India’s Delta variant spreads.
At the end of the day, D.C. statehood is a fight for representation. It’s a fight for democracy. Black women in D.C. will only have half a seat at the table until statehood is granted.
“Propaganda against the state.” That’s one of the most frequent charges in politically motivated imprisonments in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Translated, it means “Thinking is forbidden and talking about your thoughts is a crime.”
My mother’s case burst my bubble and woke me up: Her case was not an exception, but a fate shared by hundreds if not thousands.
This week in Keeping Score: commemorating the Tulsa Race Massacre; Kristen Clarke is confirmed to DOJ; Naomi Osaka withdraws from French Open; mass grave is discovered at Canadian residential school; and more.