Trump’s racist rhetoric led to a crowd at his rally to chant, “Send her back.” Omar responded with inexplicable strength and dignity, tweeting a verse from Maya Angelou poem, “Still I Rise.”
“The purpose of Run is to build a team around a
woman candidate so she succeeds. Not every woman has a squad, and that’s why we’re here.”
When media outlets treat women politicians as women first, and politicians second, they are feeding into an already sexist culture where many voters believe that men make better politicians than women.
“Despite [the president’s] attempts to marginalize us and to silence us, please know that we are more than four people. We ran on a mandate to advocate for and represent those ignored, left out and left behind. Our squad is big.”
In the wake of anti-abortion laws sweeping the country, support for abortion in the U.S. is the highest it’s been in 24 years—and voters across lines of gender and party are paying attention to the policies heading into the 2020 election.
“What matters is not when a powerful official helped a powerful predator. What matters is THAT a powerful official helped a powerful predator. That official deserves to be demoted for his hurtful choices.”
In the midst of ongoing, and escalating, attacks on reproductive justice across the country, abortion finally became an issue of (primary) debate.
New analysis of the gender and racial diversity of moderators and topics in 132 presidential debates and town halls between 1996 and 2016 revealed that such public political stages remain overwhelmingly white and male.
“I shared my story because I’ve been watching in horror as abortion bans are passed across the country. You can’t say that we are free if we can’t make fundamental choices about our own bodies.”
The times are changing, and our policies must evolve with them. Government needs to work for the people—and, more importantly, work with them.