May 30, 2019

“Resting Bitch Voice”: Honoring My Anger as an Asian American Woman and Rejecting the Fiction of Respectability

You have resting bitch voice. Why are you so angry? C-nt. Being a woman of color in this world means enduring both racial and sexual objectification. Yet when we subjectify ourselves—and when we call for the

May 29, 2019

Abortion Rights Are Student Rights

Over the last few months, eight states have passed laws aimed at destroying women’s right to choose an abortion. One thing has become especially clear: the legislators who are after our abortion rights have no idea

May 29, 2019

Abortion Is Under Attack Again – In Indiana, Missouri, and the Supreme Court

Yesterday morning, the Supreme Court announced that it was reversing a lower court’s decision striking down an Indiana law that imposes burdensome restrictions on abortion providers and intrudes upon a person’s ability to seek compassionate abortion

May 29, 2019

Members of Congress Show Us They Support Abortion Access

Y’all, it’s been a rough few months. First, anti-abortion extremists spread lies about later in pregnancy abortion, demonizing health care providers and women seeking this care. Second, states just started banning abortion outright, like that is

May 24, 2019

5 Things You Need to Know About Trump’s Attacks on Birth Control Coverage

In 2017, the University of Notre Dame teamed up with the Trump-Pence administration in a secret settlement agreement to deny students and staff birth control coverage. This was happening at the same time the Trump-Pence Administration

May 22, 2019

Abortion Bans in 2019: Who, What, Where, WHY??!

2019 has been a rough year for supporters of reproductive rights. The last few months have brought the passage of some of the most extreme abortion legislation in decades. To be clear, ABORTION IS STILL LEGAL

May 20, 2019

Enforcing Title IX: Our Letter to Policy Makers

Today, we sent a letter to educational policy makers in every state to remind them that Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 has not changed, despite all of the actions taken by Betsy DeVos to try to weaken Title IX protections for survivors and

May 17, 2019

Celebrate #AANHPI Heritage Month: #ProtectFamilies

Part of my AANHPI heritage is the fact that my mother is an immigrant. #IHonorMy mom’s immigrant experience as part of commemorating Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Almost every family has an immigration

May 17, 2019

Owning My Leadership

Navigating leadership as a Chinese American woman can be an isolating experience, an island unto oneself. With my dual identities as a Chinese woman growing up in America, fitting in has always been a challenge. I

May 17, 2019

Trump’s New Overtime Proposal Will Let Employers Keep Making You Work For Free

In a long string of anti-worker regulations, the U.S. Department of Labor has proposed a rule change to dramatically weaken the overtime rules issued by the Obama Administration in 2016, a move that will leave more than

May 17, 2019

Maryland Improves Its Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit to Help More Families

Since the wildly unpopular 2017 tax scam passed, replete with massive tax breaks for the rich and big corporations but very little for the rest of us, tax policy has given working families little to celebrate. But this week, Maryland families

May 17, 2019

Why America Needs the Equality Act Now

The federal law currently does not include explicit nondiscrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer people.  LGBTQ identifying individuals in about half our states are vulnerable to discrimination in critical areas like employment, housing