The U.S. is one of only two nations in the world that does not offer some form of paid leave, leaving over 80 percent of workers with little financial recourse if they must take time off to care for a new child or a sick family member. Feminists this week pushed for progress on the issue on Capitol Hill—winning one major victory and then calling for even more.
In a new letter from the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, the coalition of national, tribal, state, territorial and local organizations and individuals calls on Senators to re-authorize the Violence Against Women Act.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has launched an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump—and women Representatives are leading the charge in Congress to uphold their Constitutional duty as safeguards of our democracy.
There have been 251 shootings in 2019. And all of them preventable. To say it is time to take action is a massive understatement.
“Despite [the president’s] attempts to marginalize us and to silence us, please know that we are more than four people. We ran on a mandate to advocate for and represent those ignored, left out and left behind. Our squad is big.”
Feminist advocates last week met with leading lawmakers on Capitol Hill to amplify calls for an equitable peace process in Afghanistan being made by women on the ground.
Feminist lawmakers, activists scholars and experts came together Monday for a momentous occasion: to speak out in support of the Equal Rights Amendment within the chambers of the House Judiciary Committee.
“With issues of equality at the forefront of today’s conversations—with the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, with the Women’s Marches and more women than ever before running for and being elected to office,” said Rep. Carolyn Maloney, “we have an extraordinary responsibility and opportunity to seize this moment and make lasting change by finally ratifying the ERA.”
We as a nation will not survive if we continue to pass (or not pass) policies based on tired, antiquated thinking—and that’s why we need women like AOC and Ilhan Omar to ruffle feathers, rabble-rouse and continue causing good trouble.
The U.S. Attorney General decided not to appeal the Michigan case against Jumana Nagarwala—a doctor who may have subjected up to 100 girls to Female Genital Mutilation over a 12-year period. It’s now up to Congress to respond.