The 2018 election delivered key points of progress that will shape the terrain that candidates are navigating in 2020 and beyond, and it left those of us committed to more equitable political institutions with a reminder that we have unfinished business left to address.
A new California bill will allow campaign funds to be used for child care by those who choose to run for elected office. The bill, AB 220, is aimed to allow more women and parents to run for office beginning in 2020.
Wendy Davis, a former Texas Senator famously known for filibustering against a restrictive abortion bill in 2013, announced her campaign for U.S. Congress this week.
The Squad and its allies used pics, videos, quotes and even cookies (!) this week to speak out against hateful rhetoric coming from the White House—and we are all for it. Check out our Instagram roundup!
“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.”
The day after the 2016 election, Genevieve Thiers organized an impromptu event in her living room, inviting activists and tech leaders to come together and talk about what to do next. That was how NewFounders started.
Trump’s speech was notably void of references to women’s rights—but across the country, women were listening, watching and fighting back.
Duckworth’s pregnancy is good news for all women—as it marks the beginning of a critical dialogue about the need for more women in politics, and for better conditions for all pregnant working women.
Last week, an interfaith coalition spanning 36 faiths came together to deliver one simple, but monumental, message: Women and girls can’t wait for common sense gun control.
Voters feel women should be compassionate and relatable, and that those are the strengths they should use to overcome negativity. Because of those gendered expectations, many people penalize women candidates when they come out swinging.