“I’m Speaking”: Feminists React to … an Actual Debate

Wednesday’s debate between Kamala Harris and Mike Pence was markedly more polite than its presidential precursor, to the relief of almost everyone watching. But it was not without its interruptions and tense moments—which, many pointed out, represent their own everyday form of patriarchal racist experiences when it comes to the way men speak over women (especially women of color).

Atlanta Mayor Urges City Employees to Work the Polls on Election Day

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms signed an executive order authorizing leave for city employees to serve as poll workers for the November election and runoff election. The executive order comes amidst growing concern regarding the safety of in-person voting, especially as people over age 60—who are at highest risk for complications from COVID-19—have historically constituted the majority of volunteers.

U.S. Officials’ Pandemic Response Impaired Right to Vote in Primary Elections

Responses by election officials in the United States to the COVID-19 pandemic seriously impaired some people’s ability to vote in primary elections, Human Rights Watch said in a report.

Election officials need to ensure that every method of voting allowed in their state is easy to access and use for all voters, so that there can be a credible U.S. general election on November 3.