The speed in which Judge Amy Coney Barrett is being rushed through a Supreme Court vetting process shows that senators can indeed make progress quickly if they care enough about the issue at hand. Right now, they need to care about the American people and focus on COVID-19 relief.
The Trump administration is poised to authorize no more than 15,000 refugee admissions to the United States for Fiscal Year 2021—yet another historically low entry in President Trump’s effort to destroy the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program.
The U.S food and farm system is at serious risk unless Congress moves to provide targeted pandemic relief.
In a letter sent today to congressional leaders Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi and Kevin McCarthy, a broad coalition of organizations warned of dire consequences for the American food system and the historically underserved communities that make it work, unless Congress provides immediate relief.
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.
Last week, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) released their draft of a new USAID Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Policy.
The current draft of the policy is out of touch with current global best practices, and contains inaccurate and problematic elements that may stall or even reverse progress towards gender equality globally.
TAKE ACTION: USAID has opened up an extremely brief comment period on the policy, requiring that all comments be submitted by Tuesday, August 25.
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the suffrage amendment, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County opened up a new digital exhibit: “Rise Up LA: A Century of Votes for Women” on August 18.
The virtual discussion series is organized around three questions:
How have women’s protests changed history? Why don’t women’s votes put more women in power? And what are today’s women fighting for?
In the lead up to the November elections and beyond, with a BIPOC woman as a vice presidential candidate for the first time in history, it’s important to carry on the work of the suffragists. To continue their legacies, but also create a new movement of true equality, here are nine actions to take.
A new study found hunger will cause an estimated 10,000 additional children to die each month during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Young children are especially vulnerable because malnutrition at an early age heightens the risk of death and hinders physical and cognitive development.
Democrats and Republicans on the hill are currently negotiating a deal on the next—and likely last—COVID-19 relief package. We can’t allow this package to ignore survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, like the three before it.
“When we were granted asylum, we were finally able to live in safety and peace.
“My heart sank earlier this month when I learned that other women and girls may not have the same access to safety that we did. The Trump administration wants to make major changes to the rules for asylum law.
“If these rules were in effect when I sought asylum in 2011, I would not have been granted.”