The For the People Act, if passed by the Senate and signed into law, will be the most expansive voting and civil rights legislation in a generation and is already the most consequential anti-corruption bill brought to the floor of the U.S. House.
The Latino vote was instrumental in putting Joe Biden in the White House and sending four new senators to Congress.
Ms. reporter Lisa Rabasca Roepe spoke with María Teresa Kumar, president and CEO of Voto Latino, about the organization’s early beginnings, how it used artificial intelligence (AI) to find new voters and the prevalence of disinformation in the Latino community.
Women were no doubt key to the victory of President Joe Biden and the election of first woman vice president, but the story of the gender gap in 2020, and in every context in American politics, is complicated.
In nearly every state, Republicans are pushing restrictive measures while Democrats are advocating for expanded access to the ballot box.
Nine new Democratic women have joined the 117th Congress. Two defeated male incumbents in their Democratic primary races. Four are women of color. Three flipped seats in the South from red to blue.
As a whole, they support paid family and medical leave, affordable quality child care, the Paycheck Fairness Act and LGBTQ equality, as well as ending the wage gap and raising wages for the largely female caregiving work force. Many see long-standing feminist economic empowerment policies, such as paid leave and universal child care, as pillars of a society that values care work and caregiving.
If Democrats want to keep winning, they need to prioritize and act quickly to increase and strengthen the political power of Black people.
Yes, 2020 was a year few of us would want to repeat, but there were miracles and moments that made us and our world better, and will make 2021 a year that we can welcome with open arms.
Yesterday’s violent pro-Trump protests at the nation’s capitol, which resulted in four deaths and just 52 arrests, drew reactions of shock and horror from people around the world.
Here’s what feminists and lawmakers are saying.
Voice hoarse from being on the bullhorn on Election Day, Barbara Arnwine—president and founder of Transformative Justice Coalition—spoke to Ms. early Wednesday morning to discuss the election, what the results mean for the future of U.S. politics, and why when Black women organize and vote, everyone benefits.
“It took every bit of work we had in our bodies, every bit of energy we could give, every voice you could give.”
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: NYC paramedic targeted by New York Post for supplementing income with sex work speaks out; Trump pressures Raffensperger to overturn election results; Bianca Smith is the first Black woman to coach baseball; an inhumane new Ohio bill says women must bury or cremate tissue after an abortion; Argentina legalizes abortion; 300 Nigerian boys kidnapped by Boko Haram; Dr. Susan Moore dies after being disregarded by her doctor; Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul is sentenced to six years in prison; and more.