Keeping Score: 35% of Women Cannot Survive Without $600 Unemployment Aid

In every issue of Ms., we track research on our progress in the fight for equality, catalogue can’t-miss quotes from feminist voices and keep tabs on the feminist movement’s many milestones. We’re Keeping Score online, too—in in this biweekly round-up.

This week: Kamala Harris has become the second Democratic woman to become a vice presidential nominee; the late John Lewis challenges us to love; U.S. District Judge Esther Salas on the tragedy that left her son murdered; the Abortion is Health Care Everywhere Act of 2020, which would repeal the Helms Amendment, is introduced in Congress; 35 percent of women respondents report that they cannot survive a month without the federal $600 per week unemployment aid; and more.

“We Have Her Back” Cautions Media Against Sexist VP Coverage

In preparation for the inevitable media frenzy surrounding Joe Biden’s vice presidential pick, a group of powerful women activists and leaders has a warning for media covering this “historic moment”: Avoid sexist and racist stereotypes.

When Biden announces his VP pick—likely this week—will the media heed this warning and “have her back”? Only time will tell.