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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

The Engineer Running for Congress to 'Bring Humanity Back to Our Government'

“I never wanted to do this, but it needs to be done, and people need to be doing whatever they can," says Chrissy Houlahan.
Kimberly Lawson
1.19.18
Power to the Polls
Power to the Polls

Last Year We Marched. This Year We Vote

This weekend, the Women's March launches their "Power to the Polls" initiative, kicking off a national voter registration and mobilization tour that targets swing states and aims to put more progressive politicians in office.
Leila Ettachfini
1.19.18
healthcare
healthcare

Doctors Who Oppose Abortion and LGBT Rights Get New Government Protections

This morning, the Trump administration announced a new "civil rights" division tasked with protecting doctors who have religious objections to helping certain patients.
Kimberley Lawson
1.18.18
TRANS RIGHTS
TRANS RIGHTS

Bigots Are Donating Thousands to Keep Trans Women Out of UK Politics

A fierce debate rages within a major British political party as to whether trans women should be supported through women's only diversity initiatives. Now, a group of trans-exclusionary feminists are fundraising to block trans women from being elected.
Sirin Kale
1.17.18
politics
politics

The Former Hillary Clinton Advisor Tracking Russian Bots and Trolls

After it was confirmed that Russia influenced our 2016 presidential election, foreign policy expert Laura Rosenberger set out on a mission to preserve democracy.
Sarah Aswell
1.3.18
politics
politics

'Here, No Man Decides': Meet India's First Female Sharia Court Judges

In the country's Islamic courts, intimate family issues like divorce were usually decided by male clerics and judges—until a group of 15 women decided to take matters into their own hands.
Masuma Ahuja
1.3.18
politics
politics

How Much Progress We Actually Made Getting Women Elected in 2017

In 2017, women still only represented about 20 percent of Congress. But with scores of women running for office, many for the first time, 2018 looks promising.
Kimberly Lawson
12.29.17
LGBTQ
LGBTQ

Trump Is Nominating Anti-LGBT Judges at a Terrifying Rate

According to a new report, nearly one-third of Trump's judicial nominees openly oppose LGBT rights—and his administration has already confirmed more judges than the past three presidents combined.
Kimberly Lawson
12.21.17
politics
politics

These Women Made a Database of Black Women Running for Office in 2018

The list of over 100 candidates, spearheaded by writer Luvvie Ajayi, bodes well for those hoping to see more black women in office in the near future.
Sarah Burke
12.19.17
You Know Who Rules?
You Know Who Rules?

Andrea Jenkins on Her Remarkable Year Making and Preserving Trans History

The first black, openly trans woman in US history to win elected office also spent 2017 spearheading the University of Minnesota's Transgender Oral History Project.
Katelyn Burns
12.18.17
You Know Who Rules?
You Know Who Rules?

The Woman Behind the Library Where You Can Rent Signs Protesting Trump

Aram Han Sifuentes tells Broadly what she learned founding the first ever Protest Banner Lending Library.
Linda Yang
12.16.17