Take Action! Tell Congress to Save the Census

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted and delayed the counting of every person in the country for the 2020 census. Now, the Trump administration is forcing the U.S. Census Bureau to cut the census short by one month.

It’s time to make some noise and tell Congress to save the census and make sure millions of people in this country aren’t erased.

“Haven’t Seen Anything This Bad”: Trump Administration Starves the U.S. Postal Service

President Trump is using new schemes to prevent a November election—this time against a beloved public institution: the post office. The politicized effort to destroy the Post Office in an election year has confused and worried many—considering 91 percent of Americans hold a favorable view of the USPS.

Luckily, lawmakers in the House and the Senate, as well as two coalitions of at least 21 state attorneys general, are fighting back. And the pressure seems to be working.

Our (Sick) System of Sick Leave, Maternity Leave and Family Leave

There are no federal laws guaranteeing sick leave or maternity leave for employees in the United States.

And on the subject of paid parental leave, once again, the U.S. lags behind the world. Out of 193 countries in the United Nations, only a handful lack a national paid parental leave: New Guinea, Suriname, a few South Pacific island nations—and the United States.

It’s up to women to pose the hard questions and determine wheth­er a candidate supports family-friendly work­places or not.

In Defense of the “1619 Project”

The “1619 Project” is critical in bringing the U.S. up to par in taking responsibility for slavery, and, perhaps even more so, in taking action to repairing the educational standard around slaver and all the ways its influence continues to permeate the United States.

It is no wonder white historians and senators alike feel threatened; Sen. Tom Cotton’s feet are firmly planted in the faith of American exceptionalism, so to him and those who share his beliefs, a curriculum that reveals a not-so-exceptional U.S. is earth-shattering.

White Male Misogyny at Root of Recent Attacks Against Women of Color

Patriarchy and white supremacy permeate our country, inspired by the president’s violent words—words with power and real-life consequences: On August 3, we remember the deadly massacre in El Paso targeted at the Latino and immigrant community. The shooter in that case also wrote a manifesto that mirrored Trump’s language.

The Salas shooter’s violent actions, Yoho’s profane outburst, and Trump’s disruptive forces come from the same white patriarchy that enables white men to target women of color with impunity.