May 19, 2020

Stop Coming for Social Security

A couple of weeks ago, we talked about how President Trump keeps pushing a payroll tax cut even though there are far more effective policies that would help ease the economic pain inflicted by the COVID-19

May 19, 2020

What Do We Want: AANHPI Frontline Workers Are Worth Fighting For

When this pandemic first hit, I remember talking to my sister who works as a primary care physician in a busy metropolitan hospital. Her distress was audible as she shared her fear about seeing sick patients

May 12, 2020

Some Good News: Five Reproductive Health Wins in 2020!

We started 2020 with high hopes; however, the universe had other plans. The first four months of 2020 have seen a global pandemic, the threat of a recession, multiple federal and state abortion restrictions, and many

May 8, 2020

AANHPI Heritage Month Book Club

May is Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islanders (AANHPI) Heritage Month. We’re celebrating the history, culture, and achievements of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders with our favorite book recommendations! “If you’re looking for a

May 7, 2020

AANHPI Heritage Month Cookbook: Teriyaki Sauce/Marinade

This is our family teriyaki recipe, one of a handful of recipes that I got from my mother-in-law so that I could make my kids their favorites. It is super easy to make, adaptable to the

May 7, 2020

The New Title IX Rule Is Dangerous for All Students. That’s Why We’re Suing Betsy DeVos (Again).

It’s here. Betsy DeVos has released—in the middle of a global pandemic—a new Title IX rule that weakens protections against sexual harassment in school. DeVos finalizing this rule during the COVID-19 crisis instead of providing much-needed

May 6, 2020

AANHPI Heritage Month Cookbook: Taiwanese Popcorn Chicken (Yan su ji/鹽酥雞)

The first time I had Taiwanese Popcorn chicken was when I visited Taiwan’s night market scene with my now husband. It’s a rather contentious battle in my household of which of our home countries has the

May 6, 2020

AANHPI Heritage Month Cookbook: Chinese Turnip/Radish Cake (Lo Bak Go/蘿蔔糕)

My grandmother used to make this popular Cantonese dimsum dish when I was a little. My mom rarely made it, even during holidays, because it is so labor intensive. And if I’m being totally honest, I

May 6, 2020

AANHPI Heritage Month Cookbook: Dumplings 

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve found myself often craving the Chinese and Vietnamese dishes of my family. Although I never learned to cook until after college, I’m making the effort now as an adult to learn how to make the dishes that

April 27, 2020

Social Security Is Going Strong, So Let’s Not Screw That Up

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Social Security is extremely important to women. Nearly two in three Social Security beneficiaries 65 and older are women, and the program lifted 9 million older women

April 24, 2020

Social Distancing Doesn’t Have to Mean Social Isolation

We’ve heard lots of things since the coronavirus pandemic started from lawmakers, leaders, and politicians. While the details are endless and the changes are rapid, the common underlying message is: nonessential workers should stay at home. Social distancing is our most promising

April 15, 2020

Five Things Women Need to Know About Recovery Rebates and Economic Impact Payments

April 15 is usually the deadline for filing tax returns, but due to the COVID-19 crisis, tax filing deadlines for the federal government and many states are delayed until July. Many people have started receiving direct