The Ms. Must-Read: House Achieves Victories for Gender Equality

It’s been an extraordinary week of legislative victories for women’s equality—but also one of profound tragedy.

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives advanced two critical measures, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The votes came the day after a murderous rampage in Atlanta that left eight people dead, six of them Asian American women.

She Is a New Yorker

“I am, in mind and full heart, a New Yorker to myself. But, even in a city that is nicknamed The Melting Pot for its diverse population … I am still not universally recognized as a New Yorker, or even as an American, because I am Chinese.”

People Are Finally Paying Attention to AAPI Voters. But For How Long?

Although we are often treated as a monolith, the AAPI community includes people from more than 30 countries and ethnic subpopulations speaking more than 100 languages. Once the elections are all over, lots of campaigns and organizations will pack their bags and leave until the next time they need something. But our communities need long term investment that acknowledges all AAPI voices and then listens to them.