Pelosi wasted no time this week, using all of her powers as the Speaker of the House to ensure that the insurrectionists will be taken seriously and will face consequences for their anti-democracy actions.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach Donald Trump on Wednesday afternoon just days before his presidency ends, with some Republicans backing the effort, including the party’s highest-ranking woman in the chamber.
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Despite historic numbers of women elected to the 117th Congress, the U.S. continues to fall far short of gender balance.
Young voters, especially young Black voters, were critical to Georgia’s historic shift—especially during the latest Senate runoffs. In fact, almost one in five young voters (ages 18-29) who voted in the recent Georgia runoffs did not vote in the general election—made up disproportionately of Black youth.
The top House Democrat since 2003 and the only woman to ever serve as speaker, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) won a fourth term as leader of the House on Sunday, Jan. 3, in a 216-209 partisan vote.
Pelosi’s re-election marks an important milestone in U.S. history: Come Inauguration Day on Jan. 20, both people next in line for presidential succession will be women—Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris and Speaker Pelosi.
Republicans in Congress, the preferred voices of almost exactly half of a riven nation, must make one of the most consequential choices of a fractious time: upholding constitutional democracy or declaring the American electoral system a sham.
The COVID-19 pandemic has put our country through unprecedented pain. While the federal government has finally begun to respond, with a new stimulus package in sight, we are still facing untold suffering, loss of life and economic distress—including truly shocking levels of hunger in our communities.
At a time when more families than ever are struggling to put food on the table, the federal government’s help has been too little and too late.
Walking in the footsteps of Shirley Chisholm, the women on Higher Heights’ Chisholm 2020 list range from our first Black woman Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris, to Adrienne A. Jones, the first woman and African American to serve as presiding officer in the Maryland General Assembly.
The Biden-Harris administration offers some hope for international reproductive health, rights and justice—but unless the Helms Amendment is repealed, people in low-to-middle income countries will continue to be denied access to abortion services.