The 84th Texas Legislature convened this week, with a new batch of lawmakers, lobbyists, and elected officials poised to defend some of Texans’ most cherished freedoms: baked goods and the public possession of unlicensed handguns.
Though the number of anti-choice laws enacted in states across the United States fell to 27 last year, from 52 in 2013, the country still deserves an overall “D” grade for access to abortion services, according to a report released Wednesday by NARAL Pro-Choice America.
“The tax code today is stacked in favor of people who make money off of money and against those who make money off of hard work,” Rep. Chris Van Hollen said in a speech this week.
“Once you run and once you win with an unabashed progressive feminist standard, then it becomes easier for everybody else who’s running,” says the chair of the California Democratic Party Women’s Caucus about Boxer’s legacy.
Even though the 113th Congress was the least productive in modern history, it did manage to do some work to proactively fight for reproductive rights.
Only when our society acknowledges what Black women are doing and have been doing to advance equality for all will people truly understand why Black lives matter.
RH Reality Check recently asked its colleagues working to advance justice movements throughout the country to share what affected them most in 2014 and their greatest wish for 2015.
Alaska’s newly elected Gov. Bill Walker adamantly campaigned on a platform to expand Medicaid, but whether he’ll be able to meet his promise with a Republican-dominated legislature isn’t so clear.
The Senate confirmed 47 Obama nominations, including a dozen judges who will serve lifetime appointments on the federal bench. Controversial anti-choice nominee Michael Boggs was not among them.
How can pro-choice advocates change the cultural conversation that can help win policy victories? For starters, according to speakers at this year’s Rootscamp, don’t be afraid to say “abortion.”