“We’re Building a Future Voting Culture”: How Barbara Arnwine and Others Mobilized Georgia’s Historic Win

Voice hoarse from being on the bullhorn on Election Day, Barbara Arnwine—president and founder of Transformative Justice Coalition—spoke to Ms. early Wednesday morning to discuss the election, what the results mean for the future of U.S. politics, and why when Black women organize and vote, everyone benefits.

“It took every bit of work we had in our bodies, every bit of energy we could give, every voice you could give.”

People Are Finally Paying Attention to AAPI Voters. But For How Long?

Although we are often treated as a monolith, the AAPI community includes people from more than 30 countries and ethnic subpopulations speaking more than 100 languages. Once the elections are all over, lots of campaigns and organizations will pack their bags and leave until the next time they need something. But our communities need long term investment that acknowledges all AAPI voices and then listens to them.

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.

Black Voters Matter: The Legal Battle Against Voter Suppression in Georgia Wages On

A lawsuit alleges Georgia unlawfully purged almost 200,000 voters from the voter rolls. “Every American should be upset about this,” said Barbara Arnwine, one of the suit’s three co-plaintiffs. “The state of Georgia did not do its job. It did not protect the constitutional rights of its citizens.”

Ms. writer and attorney Mariah Lindsay sat down with Arnwine to talk Black Voters Matter et al. v. Raffensperger; exactly how Georgia became the center of attention; and the future of voting rights.