Now that the voters have spoken, what’s going to happen next?
When I stumbled into the world of politics and policy after law school I was surprised to see the dearth of women. In particular, there was lack of African American and multiracial women in elected office or even working on the issues that affected women and minorities the most.
If state judicial elections continue to be a big-money game, reproductive health and social justice could lose big.
The use of a government issued ID to suppress the rights of “undesirable” communities is not just limited to voting rights, but is also a barrier for access to over-the-counter emergency contraception.
In granting review of Shelby Co. v. Holder the Roberts Court sent signals the Voting Rights Act is in real trouble.
On Tuesday, high-profile political coverage in the national media was mainly focused on the US presidential election, some Senate and House races, and a few state ballot measures. Yet there were a seemingly endless number of smaller, less-publicized elections for city- and state-level positions, votes on state initiatives that flew under the radar, and city and county decisions that were only covered in local news.
With a slew of judicial races to watch, voters showed they have little tolerance for overtly politicizing the bench.
Not content with their ground game, anti-choice zealots are taking over the skies, too.
Increasingly conservatives are targeting state court elections as a way to advance their anti-equality agenda.
Year of the woman? It’s on!