“Democrats who supported the Hyde Amendment and have repeatedly traded Black women’s rights for political expediency need to listen to us now.”
On Monday, Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats unveiled a revised coronavirus stimulus package proposal—an updated version of the $3.4 trillion version they passed in May.
“We urge Congressional leaders and the administration to get back to negotiations and pass a robust relief bill without delay,” writes Rebecca Dixon, executive director of the National Employment Law Project.
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.
I was traveling alone, but I wasn’t alone. I was on an aircraft bound for the nation’s capital, full of rogue Alaskan women on a mission.
“We heard Dr. Ford’s testimony,” my row-neighbor continued. “We just couldn’t sit there and watch this play out on TV. We felt like we had to do something.”
This month marks 44 years of the Hyde Amendment, which bans insurance coverage for abortion care for people enrolled in Medicaid. We are united to address the systemic inequities and structural racism in our health care system that deny dignity, agency, and autonomy to Texans of color and those who are struggling to make ends meet.
Native Women’s Equal Pay Day is Thursday, October 1. This marks the day an average Native American woman must work into the new year to finally make what a white, non-Hispanic man made at the end of the previous year.
This election season, gender parity is on the ballot—and women must act.
As leaders, in every sense of the word, women activists have charged us to ensure we move forward with the promise of the 19th Amendment. Here is what they had to say in a Twitter the #WomenPowerVote chat.
Cataclysmic events over the past four years have shaped voter attitudes and preferences—and women appear to have reacted more quickly and more negatively to Trump than men have. A gender gap has emerged across most approval ratings, presidential preferences and top issues. And the disparity is only growing.
Trump’s commitment to picking a woman appears political: Trump’s administration has been criticized for being male-dominated, and his support is dwindling with women voters. That includes white women, who played a key role in his 2016 victory. Picking Amy Coney Barrett is likely an effort to bring them back into the fold.
But when it comes to winning over voters, analysts agreed the strategy appears at the very least ineffective—and potentially counterproductive.
Senate confirmation of Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett would likely end one of the most important women’s rights laws in generations—the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
If the ACA is overturned, Americans will suffer. But women will especially suffer.
Only a full sweep of Congress and the White House can preserve health care access in the United States.