Politics

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Today is the day: LET'S GO!!!

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A Day In The Life Of Local Politician Kirsten Harris-Talley

"I will say at the intersection of being a woman and black, the amount of expectation and exceptionalism—we should not be burning ourselves out. Folks expect that, but we can reject that—we can say no and take care of ourselves better. I am still working on this, in a collective in activism, you don’t have to hold everything. We have been trying to build that in the campaign."

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13 Days Until The Presidential Election. Here's What You Can Do

Political advocacy is crucial right now, and even if you have never participated before, there is a way to protect our democracy. Like Michelle Obama said, "When we all vote, we take our power back."

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On Our Radar: The Politics Edit

The stories, news and editorials from the week that we feel compelled to share.

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Activist Elena Hung Wants You To Know What's At Stake With Amy Coney Barrett's SCOTUS Nomination

"It is clear the fight to preserve protections for pre-existing conditions is on the ballot. The next Justice that goes on the Court will decide whether or not 135 million Americans—including my daughter—will still have protections despite pre-existing conditions."

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On Our Radar: Podcasts On Politics

What to listen to, learn from, and think about to ready yourself to vote on November 3.

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On Our Radar: The Politics Edit

The stories, news and editorials from the week that we felt compelled to share.

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RBG: On Continuing Her Legacy + National Voter Registration Day

Confirm the status of your voter registration + find ways to use your voice, pocketbook and time to protect the work of RBG.

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On Our Radar: Current Events Edition

The stories, news and happenings from the week that we felt compelled to share.

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Hamdi Mohamed On How to Take Action on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

"It takes a Black woman roughly 589 days to make what a white, non-Hispanic man can make in 365 days. And while many of the statistics focus on disparities with men, it’s also important to note that Black women are also paid significantly less than white women."

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Women In Politics: Kirsten Harris-Talley on Her Evolution From Activist to Running for State Representative in Seattle's 37th District

"Of, for and by the people, if people isn’t center to everything you’re doing, then why are you doing it?" Meet Kirsten Harris-Talley, she is running for State Representative in Seattle's 37th District, and is the first profile for our Women In Politics series.

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What It Means To Be An Ally: A Conversation With Writer and Activist, ShiShi Rose

ShiShi urges us to ask ourselves the hard questions – and to listen harder to the perspectives of POC.

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Operation Save Abortion: Why We Need To Defend Independent Abortion Providers

"Tune in, help us spread the word on social media, and consider sending an email out to any well-heeled folks you know. I know there's a ton going on right now and I know I'm biased, but this country isn't free without access to abortion, and this is checkmate."

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What We Spend Is What We Are (...And We Were In Trouble Even Before COVID-19)

"But, for better or worse, numbers can help us to better understand how we got here. They can also help us to better understand how we’ll cope once the crisis has passed." Policy-driven editor, publisher and producer Laicie Heeley is sharing her expertise on our economy in light of the global pandemic.

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The Woman Behind: Jessica Yellin, Author Of Savage News And The Voice Of #NewsNotNoise

Jessica Yellin has created a unique space in the media landscape, presenting a concise, calm and noiseless version of the news via her Instagram platform. We spoke with Jessica about her debut fiction novel, Savage News, making mid-life career pivots, and how we can all distill our news consumption to get the facts that matter.

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On Our Radar: Election Results & Why They Matter

In political news, there's much at stake over the next year. Statewide elections were held across the nation yesterday, and we've rounded up a few articles to help better explain the results and what they mean.

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Politics Primer: What's At Stake In The Supreme Court

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court struggled to decide whether a landmark 1964 civil rights law bars employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and transgender status.

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The Woman Behind: Molly Schiot, Creator Of The Unsung Heroines

“It’s paramount that we honor women who paved the way for us, because without visibility our history becomes lost."

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Sexual Assault Survivor Alison Turkos On Justice, Healing & Self-Advocacy

"If this happened to me, it could happen to anyone else."

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Happening Now: Global Climate Strike

Today, September 20, marks a day of protest and activism to shine a light on our planet in peril—and how the human footprint is drastically affecting its ability to survive.

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Politics Primer: What To Know Right Now & How To Help

We're deciphering the current political landscape on women's rights, equal pay, migrant detention, and climate change—and offering ways to help.

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On Our Radar: The Politics Edition

The thoughts and ideas made us pause, think and most importantly, consider what is happening in the world.

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Women Working For Our Planet: Meet Erin Ashe, Scientist, Co-Founder & Executive Director Of Ocean's Initiative

Erin Ashe is a force — her passion and mission is to protect our oceans and the marine life that inhibits it. As a scientist and co-founder of Ocean's Initiative, her daily work fully supports this dream of bold conservation and action.