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YWA 2013 Nominee: Angelique Roché

Angelique Roché

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.

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Justice for Sale: Big Money Floods State Judicial Races and the Implications Are Ominous

(Phandroid.com)

If state judicial elections continue to be a big-money game, reproductive health and social justice could lose big.

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Government-Issued IDs: A Barrier to the Vote, A Barrier to Emergency Contraception

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.

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SCOTUS Looks Ready To Gut Voting Rights Act

photo courtesy of Sunset Parkerpix via Flickr

In granting review of Shelby Co. v. Holder the Roberts Court sent signals the Voting Rights Act is in real trouble.

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ELECTION 2012: The Under-the-Radar State, County, and City Races That Produced Surprising Results

Justin Pye/Richmond Confidential

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.

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ELECTION 2012: Voters Rejected Most Partisan Attacks On The Judiciary

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With a slew of judicial races to watch, voters showed they have little tolerance for overtly politicizing the bench.

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It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a Graphic “Fetus” Poster!

Photo: The Center for Bioethical Reform.

Not content with their ground game, anti-choice zealots are taking over the skies, too.

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Florida Supreme Court Battle Could Set Dangerous Political Precedent

photo courtesy of Dawn Endico via Flickr

Increasingly conservatives are targeting state court elections as a way to advance their anti-equality agenda.

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Historic Number of Women on Ballots Could Lead to Historic Year for Female Lawmakers

Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI). [img src]

Year of the woman?  It’s on!

 

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Soy Poderosa: Why Millennial Latinas Lead in Texas and Beyond

As a young working professional Poderosa, as a college graduate, and as I have seen in communities across the Americas, I know first-hand intelligent and motivated Millennial Latinas achieve and overcome what some would consider insurmountable obstacles.

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