As we gear up to take back the House in 2018, read some of the latest news and blog posts that demand our attention and action.

Kathleen Williams for Montana

March 1, 2018 8:53 pm

“This fight is not solely about the procedure of abortion, but about the position of women in society, their sexual freedom, their ability to make choices for their health and their careers, and how much control men have over their…

Dr. Christine Mann for Texas’ 31st Congressional District

February 28, 2018 5:27 pm

“When women are paid equally, families prosper and our economy benefits.” – Dr. Christine Mann The American Women’s Party is proud to endorse Dr. Christine Mann for Texas’ 31st Congressional district. Dr. Christine Mann is a longtime resident of Texas…

Michelle Obama to Release Memoir in November

February 27, 2018 12:00 am

New York (AP) — Michelle Obama’s memoir, one of the most highly anticipated books in recent years, is coming out Nov. 13. The former first lady tweeted Sunday that the book, to come out a week after the 2018 midterm…

Wisconsin Democrats Sue to Force Scott Walker to Hold Constitutionally Required Elections

February 26, 2018 11:50 pm

By Ari Berman for MotherJones In January, Democrat Patty Schachtner won a shocking upset, winning a special election for a Wisconsin State Senate seat by 11 points. The district had been in Republican hands since 2000, and was carried by…

Episode Two: Voting Rights & Russia Fights

February 26, 2018 10:15 pm

Jamie McLeod-Skinner for Oregon’s 2nd Congressional District

February 16, 2018 11:08 pm

“I believe that our leadership should represent our communities. It is not acceptable that fewer than 20% of our congressional representatives are women. The hostile legislation and rhetoric toward women that is coming out of Washington, D.C. at this time…

Vangie Williams US Congressional VA 1st District

February 16, 2018 10:29 pm

“Every person eligible to vote should be able to easily, without jumping through hoops, and without intimidation.” – Vangie Williams The American Women’s Party is proud to endorse Vangie Williams for Virginia’s 1st Congressional District. If elected Vangie Williams will…

Trump’s Controversial Pick to Run the 2020 Census Withdraws

February 12, 2018 11:22 pm

Ari Berman for MotherJones The Trump administration’s controversial pick to run the 2020 census has withdrawn from consideration to be deputy director of the US Census Bureau, according to sources close to the bureau. In November, Politico reported that the…

How the GOP Rigs Elections

February 7, 2018 11:23 pm

By Ari Berman for RollingStone Magazine On a quiet, tree-lined street in Racine, Wisconsin, in a neighborhood known as the Danish Village for its Scandinavian ancestry, sits a two-story white house with a large American flag hanging from the porch…

Democrats Need to Win 28 Seats to Control the Senate. Republicans Need Only 8.

February 7, 2018 11:19 pm

By JASMINE C. LEE and ALICIA PARLAPIANO for NYTimes This election year, the political climate favors Democrats. President Trump is historically unpopular, and “generic ballot” polls, which are good predictors of the House popular vote, show that more voters would…

Judge strikes down Florida’s system for denying felons’ voting rights

February 2, 2018 9:52 pm

By Steve Bousquet for Tampa Bay Times TALLAHASSEE — The state of Florida routinely violates the constitutional rights of its citizens by permanently revoking the “fundamental right” to vote for anyone convicted of a felony, a federal judge ruled Thursday.…

How Voters With Disabilities Are Blocked From the Ballot Box

February 2, 2018 9:47 pm

By Matt Vasilogambros For decades, Kathy Hoell has struggled to vote. Poll workers have told the 62-year-old Nebraskan, who uses a powered wheelchair and has a brain injury that causes her to speak in a strained and raspy voice, that…