election 2016

politics

Kellyanne Conway's Tireless Anti-Woman Advocacy

Before she was "breaking the glass ceiling" as the highest-ranking woman in Trump's White House, Conway was spreading misinformation about Planned Parenthood and working with an organization that opposes maternity leave.
Gabby Bess
12.22.16
politics

Nina Turner on How to Make the Democratic Party Great Again

The former Senator from Ohio and Bernie surrogate says the answer is plain and simple: "We need to give a shit about the people."
Gabby Bess
12.8.16
politics

19-Year-Old Becomes Seventh Electoral College Member to Protest Trump

Levi Guerra announced on Wednesday she's joining a renegade group of electors whose goal is to persuade 37 Republican members of the electoral college not to vote for Donald Trump on December 19.
Kimberly Lawson
12.2.16
Trump

Muslim Americans Plan to Fight Back Against Proposed Registry

Last year, Trump announced his plans to register all American Muslims onto a database. For many Muslims, being a surveillance target is nothing new.
Sarah Hagi
11.22.16
politics

Remember When Trump's Attorney General Pick Was Too Racist to Be a Judge?

Documents from Jeff Sessions' failed federal judge confirmation hearing in 1986 illuminate a deluge of racially-charged accusations against him, including claims that he referred to his black colleague as "boy" and told him to "be careful what you say...
Callie Beusman and Gabby Bess
11.18.16
reproductive rights

How Planned Parenthood Plans to Fight Back Against a Trump Presidency

Speaking to VICE News, the organization explains how they will battle Mike Pence's efforts to get them defunded.
Sarah Hagi
11.18.16
Donald Trump

The Infuriating History of White Women Voting Against Women’s Rights

Since the 80s, people have thought that women, as a unit, vote more liberally than men. While this is generally true, white women have a storied history of defying this trend, voting for Republican candidates against their own best interests.
Amanda Arnold
11.17.16
Open Letters

Congresswoman-Elect Pramila Jayapal: This Is No Time to Hide in the Shadows

The first Indian-American woman elected to Congress on the importance of standing together—and fighting back—against an administration that threatens to roll back decades of progress in this country.
Pramila Jayapal
11.17.16
politics

What You Need to Know If You Want to Call Your Representative About Trump

How to make sure that your elected officials actually hear your dissent.
Gabby Bess
11.16.16
Donald Trump

'I Am Going to Fight for Us': The College Students Organizing Against Trump

Faced with the prospect of coming of age in Trump's America, young people of color and LGBTQ students are protesting, calling their representatives, and considering career changes in order to advocate for marginalized groups.
Linda Yang
11.15.16
Art

The Incarcerated LGBTQ People Asserting Their Humanity Through Art

In a new exhibition, prisoners ask people on the outside to envision a world where mass incarceration doesn't exist.
Gabby Bess
11.15.16
politics

The Gender Revolution that Wasn't: Clinton and the History of Female Candidates

Women in politics have come a long way—when Hillary Clinton started her political career, women weren't allowed to wear pants on the Senate floor—but gender equality in the political arena remains elusive.
Jay Newton-Small
11.14.16