November 2, 2019

What Abortion Actually Is About

I’m going to be frank: I’m sick and tired of having to justify why we need to be able to get an abortion. I’m tired of the constant reasons we need to give and soul-baring we need to

October 23, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett Will Take Away Your Rights, With a Smile

After the first week of Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings, Trump’s allies patted themselves on the back for pulling off quite the charade and putting forward a nominee who would fulfill their wildest dreams. They waxed on about Barrett’s “character” and worked aggressively to frame her in the context of her home, family

October 23, 2020

Senate Republicans Give Sham Supreme Court Confirmation Process Precedence Over COVID-19 Relief

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands, and potentially millions, of people in the United States are struggling to meet basic needs, like housing. Unfortunately, instead of focusing their efforts on addressing the housing crisis and other impacts of COVID-19, like the majority of people want, Senate

October 14, 2020

Translating Three Dangerous Signals That Barrett Sent Yesterday

Although Judge Barrett repeatedly attempted to punt questions about her judicial record and philosophy, the answers she did provide illuminate the dangerous positions she would take on the Supreme Court. On several occasions, she used words

October 13, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett Threatens a Lifetime of Harm to Sexual Assault Survivors

There is no question that Amy Coney Barrett would be a dangerous, “fundamentally cruel” addition to the Supreme Court. Her past decisions as a judge on the Seventh Circuit have already eviscerated protections for many vulnerable communities. If she is confirmed, she would have even more power to cause a lifetime

December 5, 2019

Here’s Why We Won’t Clap for Every Woman in Leadership: On the Confirmation of Extremist Sarah Pitlyk

Madeline Albright famously said, “there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.” While supporting women leadership is important, it’s equally important to call-out behavior that is harmful to women, even if

October 13, 2020

Confirming Amy Coney Barrett Would Hurt Women’s Economic Security

This week, the Senate is holding hearings on the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. By now, you probably already know that Barrett’s nomination puts our reproductive rights, health

October 13, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett Threatens the Rights of LGBTQ+ People

The Trump administration has consistently undermined the movement for LGBTQ+ equality. Over the past four years, the administration has opposed the Equality Act, implemented a ban against transgender service members, and engaged in consistent efforts to roll back civil rights protections in housing, health care, education, and the workplace.

October 13, 2020

Five Things You Need to Know About Amy Coney Barrett

President Trump has nominated—and the Senate is currently rushing to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett—whose beliefs and record are antithetical to Justice Ginsburg’s and whose confirmation would threaten to dismantle her legacy. Here are five things you

October 9, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett Chose Power and Privilege… Over All of Us

On September 26, while the COVID-19 pandemic raged on, hundreds of people filed into the White House Rose Garden, mask–less, bumping fists, and even hugging one another. Seated shoulder to shoulder, they were in the Rose Garden to see the President formally announce his nominee to the Supreme Court, Amy

September 30, 2020

Seeking Comfort in My Grandmother’s Recipes from New Mexico

In times of resistance, I find myself seeking comfort in family and food. I was born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico, a city with a rich cultural history and a strong sense of community.

September 25, 2020

If You Care About Child Care, You Should Care About the Supreme Court Fight

When I want to send myself into a burning rage, I think about how it’s taken Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell six months (and counting) to get additional relief funding to families and child care providers, and merely an hour to announce that a nominee will receive a vote on

September 22, 2020

200,000 Reasons a SCOTUS Nomination Must Wait

While the crowds gathered outside the Supreme Court all weekend were mourning the loss of one life, the masks on our faces were a constant reminder we were also in mourning for thousands upon thousands of

September 14, 2020

Housing Is a Human Right – Women’s Lives Depend on It

COVID-19 and the she-cession have exacerbated a housing crisis with disproportionate gender and racial impacts. New NWLC research shows that in mid-July, 41% of Black, non-Hispanic women and 45% of Latinas faced housing insecurity, more than two and a half times the housing