Workers, Small Farmers and Communities of Color Especially Vulnerable Unless Congress Acts

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.

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.

Take Action! Trump Administration Proposes Harmful Regression to USAID Gender Equality Policy

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.

“When Women Vote”: Celebrating Protest, Power and Progress

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?

An American Mother on Asylum: Trump’s New Rules Would Have Rewritten My Story

“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.”

Rest in Power: 100,000 Lost

Yesterday marked 100,000 dead from the coronavirus. As the country hits this grim milestone, we wanted to thank the women and men on the front lines and answer:

Who were they? And what can we do with our grief and rage?