With even more young voters expected to turn out this year, college campuses are set to become a political battleground in the 2020 elections.
Postal delays and mistakes have marred primary voting, and after years of budget cuts and plant closures, mail delivery has slowed so much that ballot deadlines in many states are no longer realistic.
On the anniversary of the ratification the 19th amendment, we, as feminists, need to remember to advocate for those who remain disenfranchised today.
Ensuring that everyone has the right to follow their calls to action is imperative. Donald Trump may scoff at the prospect of high levels of voter turnout this fall, but it is an achievable—and necessary—goal.
Every community stands to benefit from an accurate census count—but as the primary caregivers in their families and the primary beneficiaries of many government-funded programs like Medicaid and SNAP, women and particularly women of color have an outsized stake in the census.
In early April, Wisconsin Republicans attempted to close abortion clinics in the interest of public safety and health—yet, days later, allowed in-person voting centers (with long lines of people not even five feet away from each other) to remain open. Seven people caught the coronavirus.
“This predates [COVID-19]. We know that for the last several years, we have seen legislature after legislature controlled by Republicans simply make voting harder. And they don’t make voting harder for everybody. They make voting harder for minority voters and young voters.”
Cecile shared her timely and important insights about a variety topics, including how she sees the impacts of COVID-19 affecting women, the main cracks in our systems the pandemic has exposed, how we can create change, why it’s so important to keep our focus on the upcoming election, how women are stepping up to lead, what gives her hope and more.
The path for Wisconsin voters was fraught by voter suppression, conservative organizations essentially lobbying the Wisconsin Supreme Court by letter (rather than the typical filing of briefs), and the failure of the United States Supreme Court to uphold civil liberties in a time of health crisis.
The coronavirus crisis is being used in order to further limit reproductive rights and bodily sovereignty in the United States. Reading Atwood’s novel through the lens of the novel coronavirus makes it feel like there’s no real novelty here.
The coronavirus has given us no choice: If we want to have an election that is free, fair, secure and safe, we must have the option for people to vote by mail in November.