Though many called 2018 the “Year of the Women,” the U.S. is far from reaching parity.
“The Women of the 116th Congress: Portraits of Power” depicts women lawmakers photographed in the style of historical portrait paintings commonly seen in the halls of power to highlight the stark difference between how we’ve historically viewed governance and how it has evolved.
Pro-Turkey militants reportedly killed nine unarmed Kurdish civilians this weekend—including Hevrin Khalaf, the Future Syria Party’s secretary-general.
The 2018 election delivered key points of progress that will shape the terrain that candidates are navigating in 2020 and beyond, and it left those of us committed to more equitable political institutions with a reminder that we have unfinished business left to address.
Conservative pundits and Republican officials predicted that Democrats who took a stand against the Supreme Court nominee would be punished at the polls. This take is dramatically flawed—and we have the polling to show it.
A new California bill will allow campaign funds to be used for child care by those who choose to run for elected office. The bill, AB 220, is aimed to allow more women and parents to run for office beginning in 2020.
“I’ve had an opportunity to investigate numerous other criminal cases—and never once, just for the record, Director Maguire, did I ever go to the suspect or defendant or the principal in those cases to ask them what I should do.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has launched an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump—and women Representatives are leading the charge in Congress to uphold their Constitutional duty as safeguards of our democracy.
Elections this fall in Virginia and Louisiana may provide the answer.
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.