Voter ID Laws Put Women’s Votes at Risk

Millions of American women—including the remarkable wave of women voters who registering for the first time—are currently at risk of being prevented from casting a ballot that counts. The reason? Voter ID laws that create additional barriers and cause confusion and uncertainty about people’s ability to vote.

Making sure that women know the precise documents they’ll need on Election Day will ensure they can have their votes counted with minimal bureaucratic hurdles. 

Share Ms. Magazine With Women in Prisons and Domestic Violence Shelters

We send Ms. to 5,418 women in federal, state and county prisons through the Ms. magazine Prison and Domestic Violence Shelter Program—funded by charitable contributions earmarked for this purpose, as well as Ms. community members who buy an extra membership and subscription for a friend they don’t know. Over the 18 years since this program’s birth, we’ve discovered that even this small gesture of recognition, support and information means a lot.

What Does Ms. Magazine Mean to You?

As we approach our 50th anniversary, we want to know: What’s your Ms. magazine story?

Submit your story to see it published online—and we’ll be selecting a number to be featured in our upcoming special 50th anniversary collector’s issue of the magazine.

Join Ms. and Learn to Take Charge of Your Own Reproductive Healthcare

Learn everything you ever wanted to know about birth control, including things your doctor might not even know.

This free conversation will feature Dr. Sophia Yen, CEO and co-founder of Pandia Health, the only women-founded and women-led birth control delivery and telemedicine company. Yen will outline everything she thinks we need to know about birth control, emergency contraception, periods, abortions pills and more. (This event is back by popular demand!)

How to Claim Your Student Loan Forgiveness

The Biden administration announced it would cancel significant amounts of student debt for millions of Americans, marking the largest discharge of education debt in U.S. history.

The application is officially live. The final deadline to complete it is over a year away—Dec. 31, 2023—but the Biden administration has advised applicants to apply by Nov. 15 of this year to receive forgiveness by Dec. 31, 2022, when the student loan repayment pause will end.

Kansas Voters Overwhelmingly Reject Anti-Abortion Amendment in Primary Election

If passed, a proposed constitutional amendment on Kansas’ primary ballot in August would allow more than 20 laws restricting abortion to stay in effect, including mandatory ultrasounds and biased counseling to discourage abortion, a 24-hour waiting period, parental consent for minors, a 20-week abortion ban, a ban on telemedicine abortion and limitations on public funding and insurance coverage for abortion.

Feminist and equity-focused groups urge Kansas voters to vote “no” on the amendment.