“We Know What We’re Doing”: How To Engage With Black Women Organizers Ahead of the 2022 Midterm Elections

To effectively engage communities of color ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, it’s time more groups include the expertise of Black women organizers in their strategies year-round. Yet the financial investments, resources, and above all, trust in Black women organizers’ work is nowhere to be seen as this year’s election cycle gears up.   

The U.S. Can’t Be a Global Leader on Democracy While Banning Abortion at Home

Last month, the Supreme Court of the United States heard arguments in a case that could set off a new era of abortion bans across much of the country. December also marked the start of President Biden’s Democracy Summit.

Yes, the U.S. faces an unprecedented crisis for the right to abortion. Before its next Democracy Summit, the Biden administration should make a real commitment to ending all anti-abortion policies that cause the U.S. to fall short of its democratic aspirations.

Women of Color Won Big in This Week’s Elections: Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation

Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.

This week: Women now make up 61 percent of NYC’s city council, thanks to ranked-choice voting; Winsome Sears is the first Black woman to be elected lieutenant governor of Virginia; Boston elected the first woman and the first woman of color as mayor; Apalachicola, Florida now has an all-women city commission; Elaine O’Neal, elected mayor of Durham, N.C., is the first woman of color to hold the office; the persistent leadership of Senator Elizabeth Warren; and more.