“A Trailblazing Leader”: Feminists React to Speaker Pelosi’s Re-Election

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.

The Ms. Top Feminists of 2020

Despite the political, economic and public health challenges this year—or perhaps because of them—feminists mobilized, fought for our rights, and made progress on many of the issues we care deeply about.

From voter mobilization to reproductive justice, politicians to pop stars, here are our top feminists of 2020.

War on Women Report: Trump Attacks Pelosi and Advocates for Voter Fraud

The War on Women is in full force under the Trump administration. We refuse to go back, and we refuse to let the administration quietly dismantle the progress we’ve made. We are watching.

This week: Ted Cruz leads a group of 20 Republicans to ban the abortion pill; the U.S. will not partake in a collective effort by the World Health Organization to develop a coronavirus vaccine; Trump advocates for his supporters to attempt voter fraud; AG Barr is completely out of touch with the reality of racism; Trump blocked from trying to withhold federal family planning funds; Trump tries to make #ButHerHaircut a thing; and Pence is triggered by “Mulan.”