January 11, 2017

An Assault on Our Rights: Donald Trump’s Cabinet Nominees

President-elect Donald Trump has nominated a cabinet that is determined to roll back our rights. These nominees personify the agenda conservatives are pushing to control our bodies, our freedom, our economic security, and our future. During

March 1, 2017

Dear President Trump: About That Speech…

Dear President Trump, We listened to your speech last night. You say you speak for all of us, and promise to “find common ground, to advance the common good, and to cooperate on behalf of every

February 24, 2017

The Death of Roe

This weekend, Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff in the seminal 1973 Roe v. Wade case, passed away at the age of 69.  McCorvey was never able to exercise the legal right to abortion that her case secured

February 24, 2017

“Not Today, Satan” & Other Thoughts on the Rescission of the Transgender Guidance

According to the 2015 US Transgender Survey, more than half (54 percent) of transgender students in K–12 schools have been verbally harassed and almost a quarter (24 percent) have been physically attacked. Nearly one in six

February 23, 2017

#WorstTBTEver: When Americans Living with HIV Couldn’t Get Health Insurance Coverage

The Affordable Care Act (the ACA or “Obamacare”) has improved America’s health across the board, mostly by getting more affordable health coverage to more people and making sure health insurance covers the care people need. For

January 11, 2017

Day 1: Sen. Sessions’ Record Speaks Louder Than Anything He Said Yesterday

Over the course of more than three decades, Senator Sessions has been nothing if not consistent. For example, he described Roe v. Wade as one of the worst, “colossally erroneous Supreme Court decisions of all time”

February 23, 2017

#WinsforWomen: Attempts to Obstruct Access to Health Care Blocked in Virginia and Texas

On Tuesday, harmful attempts to undermine women’s access to affordable health care were blocked in both Virginia and Texas, securing important wins for women in these states. In Virginia, Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed a bill that

February 22, 2017

This Week, Remind Members of Congress What Affordable Care Act Repeal Means for Women

This week Congress is out of session on “recess,” meaning members are back in their home states and you—the constituent—have the opportunity to make your voice heard. Here’s what you might want to say: “Senator, like

February 21, 2017

Five Things You Should Know About Alex Acosta

Last Wednesday – the day before his Senate confirmation hearing — President’s Trump troubled nominee for Secretary of Labor, fast-food millionaire Andy Puzder, withdrew from consideration. Puzder’s hearing had been delayed four times over two months

February 17, 2017

#MyBlackHistory Has Been and Still Is Fighting for the Right to Learn

This post originally appeared on Education Post. Black History Month reminds us that Black history is American history and more importantly it is our present. Mary McLeod Bethune was an educator and activist who championed women’s

February 17, 2017

#WinsforWomen: Florida Supreme Court Rules that Mandatory Abortion Delay Law is “Likely Unconstitutional”

On Thursday, the Florida Supreme Court continued to block a 2015 law that created medically unnecessary delays before a woman could obtain an abortion. If enforced, the law would require a woman to wait at least

February 16, 2017

Let’s Invest in Children, Families, and Child Care Workers

On Monday, President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met at the White House. At the suggestion of Canadian officials, they hosted a roundtable and announced the creation of Canada-United States Council for Advancement

February 16, 2017

#WorstTBTEver: When There Were “Winners and Losers” in Health Care

In the past week, constituents across the country—in Tennessee, Utah, California, Florida, and more—have shown up to Congressional town hall meetings to express their concerns about plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known

February 14, 2017

How to Fight Back With Betsy DeVos in Charge of the Department of Education

Last week, Betsy DeVos was confirmed as the next Secretary of Education. You heard that right. An unqualified profiteer with a record of opposing civil rights for students will now be in charge of promoting equal