Each time the United States has a new first—first woman running on a major party ticket (Hillary Clinton), six women vying for their party’s nomination (2020)—I wonder how many more countries have pulled ahead of us with a female chief executive. Seven were elected last year.
Using multi-winner districts and ranked-choice voting in U.S. elections would dismantle the white male status quo in politics and help elect more women and people of color. Rep. Don Beyer’s Fair Representation Act will help to bring about this change.
If we do not build out our care infrastructure and open up physical infrastructure jobs to women, we will exclude half of our work force from the opportunities that will shape our economic future, potentially exacerbating and permanently extending the “she-cession” of 2020.
Amid the flurry of attacks on abortion rights in states across the country, New Mexico’s reproductive justice movement recently won a major victory: Our legislature repealed an antiquated abortion ban that would have criminalized abortion if Roe v. Wade is gutted or overturned.
An ambitious on-the-ground electoral coalition mobilized voters, who installed progressive champions in the New Mexico Senate—proving that reproductive justice is a winning issue for our families.
Students in Kentucky are fighting back against unnecessary censorship in school publications.
“I don’t want administration to keep on interfering and scaring us into not writing things that we think need to be written about.”
In the middle of the night on April 2, 2020, buried in a 400-page state budget, a provision to make commercial surrogacy legal in New York was adopted despite a campaign against the move by leading advocates of women’s reproductive health and rights.
Felicia Young, founder of Earth Celebrations, is passionate about using the arts—dance, music, theater and an array of visual mediums—to help New York City residents address escalating climate change and demand government action in support of sustainable development.
A deep dive into the work Vice President Kamala Harris is doing at the table—nearly 100 days into this administration
Biden has said, “There’s not a single decision I’ve made yet” about his administration that he hasn’t consulted with Harris on first.
Recent political victories have not moved the needle enough on Black women’s representation in state legislatures. Just 4.82 percent of state legislators are Black women.
As federal policymakers confront the parallel crises of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and racial injustice, a significant investment in our nation’s care infrastructure—and the work force and green jobs that power it—presents an urgent opportunity to address all three.