To encourage and protect voting, Congress should take action in three intersecting areas—security, access (including vote-by-mail expansion), and funding—to preserve the integrity of Election Day.
In the administration’s latest attempt to influence the 2020 census and redefine who gets counted, a presidential memo signed on July 21, acts to selectively exclude unauthorized immigrants from being counted in congressional reapportion—weaponizing the census in a way that would only impact the allocation of congressional seats but maintain distribution of federal funding.
This would be the first time since 1790, when the U.S. census began, that non-citizens are excluded from official population counts used to apportion House seats.
About half of child care providers have been forced to close due to COVID-19, and many face the possibility of permanent closure. The COVID-19 pandemic could lead to a permanent loss of nearly 4.5 million child care slots, leaving millions of families without the child care they need to return to work.
Right now Congress is appropriating literally trillions to keep businesses afloat in a post-corona economy. Are families less important?
College students are facing an unprecedented situation this fall. What does this mean for the country’s most progressive voting bloc? Will digital advocacy be enough?
How can we turn out the youth vote?
MSNBC contributor Zerlina Maxwell and Ms. writer Karla Strand talk Maxwell’s new book, identity politics and the November elections.
With even more young voters expected to turn out this year, college campuses are set to become a political battleground in the 2020 elections.
Postal delays and mistakes have marred primary voting, and after years of budget cuts and plant closures, mail delivery has slowed so much that ballot deadlines in many states are no longer realistic.
On the anniversary of the ratification the 19th amendment, we, as feminists, need to remember to advocate for those who remain disenfranchised today.
Ensuring that everyone has the right to follow their calls to action is imperative. Donald Trump may scoff at the prospect of high levels of voter turnout this fall, but it is an achievable—and necessary—goal.
This double-digit gender gulf continues, with women making the difference on top issues—from racial inequality and peaceful protests, to health care (particularly with a pandemic raging) and the economy.
This November, Colorado’s ballot will include an initiative to ban abortions after 22 weeks, backed by anti-abortion group Due Date Too Late.