With the 2020 election looming larger than ever, a float in the upcoming Rose Parade celebrating the centennial of women’s suffrage will act as “a symbol of inspiration and a reminder for all Americans to recognize the responsibility and the power to vote.”
Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez both took advantage of New York state’s new early voting options this year, casting their ballots for this week’s elections over the weekend. But their civic engagement efforts didn’t stop at the polls.
“While Mitch McConnell claims the House is only focused on impeachment, there are scores of critical bills sitting on his desk sent to him by the House Democratic Majority. “
Advocates for Youth has re-launched their 1 in 3 campaign for abortion rights as Abortion Out Loud. The new campaign is focused on fostering conversations about abortion rights that center young people—who are both disproportionately impacted by abortion restrictions and make up more than half of those who have abortions.
According to this year’s Greater LA Homeless Count, there are more than 4,000 transition-age youths experiencing homelessness on any given night in LA County. Storey Wertheimer decided to do something about it.
Beating out top news outlets like the New York Times and Washington Post, a small team of student journalists at Arizona State University’s (ASU) student newspaper broke the story on the resignation of Kurt Volker, U.S. special envoy to Ukraine.
“This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet you all come to us young people for hope? How dare you.”
North Carolina lawmakers weren’t prepared for battle on September 11—but Rep. Deb Butler, in the face of a sudden and unexpected legislative maneuver from her colleagues, still stood up for democracy.
“Women watching, can you hear a heartbeat? Daughters watching, can you hear a heartbeat? Mothers rising, can you hear a heartbeat? The whirlwind is coming.”
The number of women in police has remained stagnant over the last 20 years: 13 percent, with only 3 percent serving as police chiefs. Ivonne Roman proposed a solution: change the physical fitness test and its “arbitrary fitness standards.”