September 18, 2019

Five Reasons Eugene Scalia Is a Terrible Choice to Lead the Department of Labor

It’s a day ending in y and Donald Trump is still president, so naturally I have some bad news to share. The administration that brought you a Secretary of Education who opposes students’ rights, a Secretary

September 16, 2019

Este Mes de la Herencia Latinx, Miramos Sanar Nuestra Herencia

Traducido por – Stephanie Hernandez Cuando pensé en este Mes de la Herencia Latinx, fue difícil ponerme de humor para celebrar. Por supuesto, celebro la belleza, la fuerza, la creatividad y el poder de la comunidad

September 16, 2019

This Latinx Heritage Month, We Look to Our Heritage of Healing

When I thought about this Latinx Heritage Month, it was hard to get in a celebratory mood. Of course, I celebrate the beauty, strength, creativity, and power of the Latinx community year-round. But it felt wrong

September 11, 2019

Five Things You Should Know About Second Circuit Nominee Steven Menashi

Steven Menashi is Trump’s latest pick for a lifetime position as a judge on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Nominated by Trump in August, Republicans are trying to rush him through the nominations process so

September 9, 2019

Look Beneath the Surface – Women Are Not Faring Well in the Trump Economy.

The Trump administration has been hitting the road this past month, with President Trump and his surrogates making an economic pitch to women.  His argument seems to be: “Overlook my misogyny, forget how I’ve been gutting

September 5, 2019

McConnell’s Steamrolling of Trump Judges = More Ripping Away of Our Rights

Before the Senate left for August recess, Mitch McConnell attempted to push through 19 Trump judicial nominees. He was successful in confirming 13 of the 19 and is expected to continue this rampage of confirmation when

September 1, 2019

Women’s Rights = Workers’ Rights (and Not Just on Labor Day!)

HAPPY LABOR DAY… to everyone except people who don’t believe that women’s rights = workers’ rights! Gather round internet, while I tell you a tale of my own personal development and growth. I come from a

August 29, 2019

Discrimination Is Nothing New for the Trumps

Discrimination (racism, sexism, the list goes on) runs in the Trump family. In the 1970s, the Department of Justice (DOJ) sued Donald Trump and his father  for their racially discriminatory housing practices with their Trump Village

August 22, 2019

My Top 3: Takeaways From the Tennessee Summer Study to Ban Abortion

Last week I testified at the “summer study” of Tennessee House Bill 1236, which, as amended, would be a near total ban on abortion in Tennessee.  The summer study isn’t often used to seriously consider legislation

August 15, 2019

Why Voter Suppression Is a Problem for Reproductive Rights and Justice

This year, we’ve seen a surge of extreme abortion bans being passed across the states. Georgia, Alabama, Missouri, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, and Mississippi have all passed blatantly unconstitutional laws that flat-out ban abortion. This is outrageous!

August 13, 2019

An Opportunity for a Birth Control Win for Servicemembers and Their Families

When it comes to expanding access to reproductive health, wins don’t come easy. But when Congress finalizes this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) next month, it has the opportunity to improve access to birth control

August 8, 2019

Trump is Raiding Sites of Resistance

If you haven’t already heard: yesterday the Trump administration carried out an immigration raid on several Mississippi food processing plants, arresting 680 mostly Latinx working people and taking them to a military hangar to be “processed.”