An American Mother on Asylum: Trump’s New Rules Would Have Rewritten My Story

“When we were granted asylum, we were finally able to live in safety and peace.

“My heart sank earlier this month when I learned that other women and girls may not have the same access to safety that we did. The Trump administration wants to make major changes to the rules for asylum law.

“If these rules were in effect when I sought asylum in 2011, I would not have been granted.”

Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation: “Always Begin with the Numbers”

Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation. This week: a tool to track the representation of women on panels; state legislatures are majority White and male; the likely decrease in the number of GOP women in the U.S. Senate; Angela Merkel’s plans to fill half of party posts with women by 2025; the environmental voting records of all members of Congress; CREW’s upcoming Suffrage Centennial celebration; and RepresentWomen’s Summer Speaker Series.