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The Candidate Who Decided to Run After Trump Bragged About Sexual Assault

Mallory McMorrow says she remembers thinking: "How do you tell your daughters that this is not only acceptable behavior but that it’s laudable?"
Linda Yang
1.19.18
Power to the Polls
Power to the Polls

The Candidate Who Plans to Be the First Native American Woman in Congress

“I just felt like my voice—considering the fact that we've never had a Native American woman in Congress—might be a voice at the table that Congress has never heard," says Deb Haaland.
Leila Ettachfini
1.19.18
Power to the Polls
Power to the Polls

The Former Obama Staffer Fighting to Be the First Muslim Woman in Congress

Fayrouz Saad, the daughter of Lebanese immigrants, sees herself as the "product of the American Dream." If elected, she wants to keep that dream alive for others.
Leila Ettachfini
1.19.18
Power to the Polls
Power to the Polls

This Woman Quit Working for Trump so She Could Fight His Agenda in Congress

Gina Ortiz Jones could become the first lesbian, Iraq War veteran, and first-generation Filipina-American to hold a US House seat in Texas.
Kimberly Lawson
1.19.18
politics
politics

How Women Lawmakers Plan to Crack Down on Sexual Harassment in Congress

After Rep. Jackie Speier accused two sitting lawmakers of sexual harassment, she announced plans for a bill to reform the harassment reporting process.
Linda Yang
11.14.17
politics
politics

'We Do Not Have to Accept This': Rep. Jayapal Refuses to Be Called 'Young Lady'

During a legislative debate, Rep. Don Young called Rep. Pramila Jayapal a “young lady” who “doesn’t know a damn thing about what she’s talking about.” Jayapal, who is 51, talks to Broadly about shutting down belittling comments from male colleagues.
Kimberly Lawson
9.8.17
politics
politics

House Committee Votes to Kill Equal Pay Initiative

This week, the House Appropriations Committee quietly approved a budget amendment to reduce transparency around employee pay data.
Linda Yang
7.26.17
politics
politics

Maxine Waters, the Internet's Political Auntie, Won't Back Down on Trump

We spoke to the 78-year-old Democratic Congresswoman from California about why she thinks it's great she became a meme.
Seamus Kirst
7.5.17
politics
politics

Teens Caught Sexting Could Soon Face 15 Years in Prison

A new bill just passed the House with overwhelming support.
Kimberly Lawson
6.2.17
politics
politics

Meet the Former Undocumented Immigrant Running for Congress to Fight Trump

In 1985, Wendy Carrillo's mother brought her to the US to escape the Salvadoran Civil War. Now, the human rights journalist is running for office in an attempt to combat both Trump's noxious agenda and the Democratic Party's unwillingness to stand for...
Gabby Bess
1.19.17
politics
politics

An Incredibly Upsetting List of All the New Republican Congress Members

From the white guy who called Black Lives Matter a "terrorist group" to the other white guy who brags that he's convinced women to carry nonviable pregnancies to term, meet your new GOP reps!
Gabby Bess
1.6.17
election 2016
election 2016

There's a Historic Number of Women Running for Congress

While Hillary Clinton's candidacy at the top of the ticket is making history, political experts say we should be looking down the ballot as well.
Linda Yang
11.7.16