WHAT'S HAPPENING

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.

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Marie Newman for Illinois’ 3rd District

December 3, 2017 9:27 pm

The American Women’s Party enthusiastically endorses Marie Newman based on her strong platform supporting a women’s right to bodily autonomy, LGBTQ rights, healthcare expansion, and gun sense laws. Newman is challenging anti-choice candidate Dan Lipinski for the Illinois 3rd congressional…

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Vote Suppressors Unleashed

November 30, 2017 8:25 pm

By Richard L. Hasen for Slate This could be a very bad week for voting rights in the United States. On Friday, a federal consent decree to stop potential voter suppression by the Republican National Committee—in place since 1982—is set…

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Ibram Kendi, one of the nation’s leading scholars of racism, says education and love are not the answer

November 30, 2017 8:18 pm

By Lonnae O’Neal for the Undefeated It’s a Wednesday night at a bookstore in a well-off part of Washington, D.C., and every seat is taken. More than 100 people spill into the aisles or crowd the stacks past the philosophy…

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How Misogynistic Male Reporters Shaped The Coverage Of The 2016 Election

November 30, 2017 7:27 pm

By Remy Anne for RANTT 2017 is the year of unmasking. From realizing which of your family members and friends are bigoted racists, to discovering how powerful men really think of women, there’s no more hiding who you truly are…

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Culling Voter Rolls: Battling Over Who Even Gets to Go to the Polls

November 26, 2017 6:02 am

By MICHAEL WINES for the NYTimes WASHINGTON — On its face, the notice sent to 248 county election officials asked only that they do what Congress has ordered: Prune their rolls of voters who have died, moved or lost their…

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Rigged: How Voter Suppression Threw Wisconsin to Trump

November 25, 2017 3:46 am

by Ari Berman for MotherJones You can’t say Andrea Anthony didn’t try. A 37-year-old African American woman with an infectious smile, Anthony had voted in every major election since she was 18. On November 8, 2016, she went to the…

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Jared Kushner, Not Michael Flynn, Could Be Russia Probe’s Next Big Target, Obama Ally Says

November 25, 2017 3:41 am

By Celeste Katz for Newsweek The Obama administration’s ethics czar says if a former top aide to President Donald Trump cooperates in the ongoing Russia probe, he could drop a dime on Trump’s son-in-law — and set off a chain…

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What Hillary Clinton Taught Lauren Duca About Feminism

November 25, 2017 2:59 am

By Lauren Duca for Teen Vogue Hillary Rodham Clinton is the guest-editor of our Volume IV issue, on newsstands nationally December 5. She will keynote at the first-ever Teen Vogue Summit in conversation with actress, scholar, and activist Yara Shahidi.…

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Anita Hill and her 1991 congressional defenders to Joe Biden: You were part of the problem

November 24, 2017 3:07 am

By Annys Shin and Libby Casey for Washington Post On Nov. 16, Anita Hill sat down at The Washington Post offices with five current and former Democratic lawmakers: Nita M. Lowey (N.Y.), Barbara A. Mikulski (Md.), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.),…

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The American Women’s Party is the Next Group You Should Get Involved With

November 17, 2017 3:18 am

By Jeremy Fassler for the Daily Banter The American Women’s Party is a new group that should be on your radar for 2018 and beyond. Differing from groups like She Should Run, which encourage women to run for office, The…

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Trump Is Rapidly Reshaping the Judiciary. Here’s How.

November 12, 2017 11:32 pm

By CHARLIE SAVAGE for NYTimes WASHINGTON — In the weeks before Donald J. Trump took office, lawyers joining his administration gathered at a law firm near the Capitol, where Donald F. McGahn II, the soon-to-be White House counsel, filled a…

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We’re Sick of Racism, Literally

November 12, 2017 11:21 pm

By DOUGLAS JACOBS for NYTimes Estifanos Zerai-Misgun, a black Brookline, Mass., police officer, pulled up in an unmarked car and greeted his superior, a white lieutenant. He wasn’t prepared for the response by the lieutenant, who said, as he gestured…