These candidates who rode the 2014 wave to victory hid their own values from the voters, and that speaks volumes about our values.
Unfortunately, very few issues that women of color prioritize will probably intersect with a GOP agenda in the near future.
GOP candidates running in blue-leaning states used pro-LGBT plugs to moderate their image; meanwhile, the Democrats largely remained silent as they played defense in red states.
Women’s economic inequality only gets worse as they age. Lawmakers and advocates are trying to mobilize women voters around fixing that.
With the announcement of Eric Holder’s departure as attorney general has come the inevitable speculation over who his replacement might be. Much of that speculation is credibly pointing toward a female candidate.
After months of squabbling, Congress last week was unable to pass a budget bill that included funding to decrease the backlog in rape kits across the country.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) told the New York Times’ political blog First Draft that Boggs “doesn’t have the votes” to overcome opposition from Democrats on the committee, and that he should withdraw.
On Thursday, the Senate rejected a last-minute Republican effort led by Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) to scuttle President Obama’s current and future efforts at immigration reform.
House Democrats and Republicans have never looked so different, and the GOP could become whiter and more male-dominated this year.
When elected officials push policies to deny insurance coverage for abortion care, they make it unaffordable for many women to receive quality treatment. As a physician and as a woman, this concerns me immensely.