FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | SEPTEMBER 20, 2022
To mark National Voter Registration Day, Ms. magazine has launched “Women Saving Democracy” — the latest installment of the Ms. multimedia platform, Women & Democracy — in partnership with the Brennan Center for Justice and RepresentWomen.
With record numbers of women registering to vote every day, and abortion rights — and democracy itself — on the ballot, “Women Saving Democracy” offers a deep dive into the very state of our nation’s systems of democracy, explores how women’s leadership makes a difference, and assesses reforms that would ensure more fair representation and democratic outcomes. Clickhere to explore the project.
It features interviews with a slate of top women leaders who serve in an array of roles: Attorneys General Letitia James (New York) and Dana Nessel (Michigan); Secretaries of State Shenna Bellows (Maine), Leigh Chapman (Pennsylvania), and Tanesha Way (New Jersey); and current and former local election officials Natalie Adona (California), Kathy Holland (North Carolina), and Tonya Wichman (Ohio), among others. It also includes nine reported and narrative pieces: among those are a reflection from former West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, a call to action for youth turnout for Secretary of State races, and an in-depth interview with Supermajority’s Amanda Brown Lierman on how to ensure more women are prepared to run, win, and lead in 2022 and beyond.
Ms. launched Women & Democracy in June 2022; see the inaugural installment here. Each quarter, Ms. publishes a new microsite, together with a dedicated partner, that focuses on key issues impacting full and fair representation. Sponsors for this Women & Democracy installment are Michelle Mercer and Bruce Golden, Craig Newmark Philanthropies, and Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
Questions or press queries about the project can be directed to Ms. magazine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Ms. magazine: Founded in 1972 and published by the Feminist Majority Foundation since 2001, Ms. has been a trusted, popular source for feminist news and information in print and online for 50 years. Ms.’s time-honored traditions of an emphasis on in-depth investigative reporting and feminist political analysis have never been more relevant, bringing a new generation of writers and readers together to share news, analysis, research and strategies for fighting back and moving forward, for shaping the future.
About the Brennan Center for Justice: The Brennan Center for Justice is a law and policy institute affiliated with NYU Law, focused on leading the fight for democracy and justice in America. The Center works to protect voting rights, ensure free and fair elections, champion a diverse judiciary, and advocate for equal justice.
About RepresentWomen: RepresentWomen is a research-based advocacy group working to increase women’s representation and leadership by identifying and promoting systems-based reforms to the recruitment processes, voting systems, and legislative practices used in the United States so that more women can run, win, serve, and lead.