A firm that tracks robocalls said more than 3 million calls were made on Nov. 3, which contained a cryptic message instructing people to “stay safe and stay home.” The tactics join other efforts to confuse voters this election cycle.
As a career diplomat who proudly represented the United States abroad in Latin America, Europe, Central Asia and Africa, I saw firsthand how elections were stolen in repressive countries. In the days ahead, we need to make sure that every vote is counted to avoid this result at home,” writes Mark L. Asquino, the U.S. ambassador to Equatorial Guinea from 2012 to 2015, the conclusion of nearly four decades as a foreign service officer.
Regardless of who wins the presidency, courtroom battles seem almost certain. Here’s a layperson’s look at the states and laws that may determine the outcome.
“We can no longer define political citizenship simply by the ability of a person to exercise the right to vote and run for office. We must expand our definition of who may take part in this country’s democracy, and in doing so bring a new cohort of long overlooked constituents into the fold of our political processes,” writes Swathi Kella, Harvard ’23.
Following is the list of the political contributions made from January 2019 through Oct. 29, 2020 by the top women CEOs in the U.S.
This year, the gender gap is wider than it’s ever been—a large reason for Biden’s lead nationally and in the battleground states.
But what do these women voters want? And what’s different about the 2020 election, compared to those in the past?
Ms. editor Roxy Szal in conversation with Cecile Richards, Supermajority’s CEO and co-founder, and Juanita Tolliver, Supermajority’s political director.
Trump’s latest rhetoric reflects the ultimate gender stereotype: A woman’s place is in the home.
Rhetoric characterizing women primarily as wives and mothers harkens back to the earliest days of this republic. Now as then, such rhetoric fundamentally misrepresents the interests and identities of most women.
The Latina electorate has the potential to flip swing states and congressional districts. This may be the year it does.
“I truly do believe that Latinas can be the deciders this election,” says Stephanie Valencia, president and co-founder of Equis, a Latinx research firm.
In Colorado and Louisiana, state ballot initiatives have the potential to severely restrict a woman’s right to choose. And, in the event that the Supreme Court dismantles Roe v. Wade with its 6-3 conservative majority, measures like Louisiana Amendment 1 could indicate a statewide loss of reproductive freedom down the line.
Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.
This week: RepresentWomen’s Gender Parity Index map tracks women’s progress state by state; how Trump and his allies are driving away women voters; the 21 in ’21 initiative to get more women elected to the NYC Council; a historic number of women are running for Parliament in Egypt; the growing call for gender quotas in Somalia; ranked-choice voting is on the ballot; honoring witches—past and present; must-read feminist thrillers; and more.