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On Our Radar: The Politics Edit

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

As always, use your power to VOTE! Make sure you are registered to vote and chose how you are going to vote next month HERE.

"RBG spoke for all Americans. Now we must speak for her." Congrats to our friend, Rachel Fleit (see her ultra-cool Brooklyn abode here) on directing this incredible video!

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"The opposite of voter addition—adding more and more people to the voting ranks—is not merely voter suppression. It is voter subtraction." Ibram X. Kendi (author of How To Be an Antiracist) on the threats to voting for this election. (The Atlantic)

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How Trump and Biden's dueling town halls addressed women's concerns (Hint: There were minimal mentions of issues that disproportionately impact women, though Biden’s town hall saw the first question about LGBTQ+ rights) (The 19th)

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"If being the daughter of a polarizing mayor who became the president’s personal bulldog has taught me anything, it is that corruption starts with “yes-men” and women, the cronies who create an echo chamber of lies and subservience to maintain their proximity to power." Rudy Giuliani's daughter wants everyone to vote Biden-Harris. (Vanity Fair)

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