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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American Women’s Party Puts Dems On Notice

August 8, 2017 3:29 am

By Jenn Budd for Crooks & Liars When the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), Representative Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM), stated last week that the party would support Democratic candidates who are anti-choice in order to try and…

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Democrats Face Voter Suppression, Gerrymandering, Rightwing Media

July 21, 2017 4:26 pm

Mainstream pundits invariably and incorrectly blame Democrats’ message (or supposed lack thereof) for the party’s electoral losses. Unfortunately, some Democrats internalize that argument and try to overcompensate by crafting clunky slogans. However, there are three chief factors that explain why…

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Why Intersectionality Can’t Wait

September 24, 2015 3:47 pm

Today, nearly three decades after I first put a name to the concept, the term seems to be everywhere. But if women and girls of color continue to be left in the shadows, something vital to the understanding of intersectionality…

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The Last Amazon

September 22, 2014 3:27 pm

The Wonder Woman Family Museum occupies a one-room bunker beneath a two-story house on a hilly street in Bethel, Connecticut. It contains more than four thousand objects. Their arrangement is higgledy-piggledy. There are Wonder Woman lunchboxes, face masks, coffee mugs,…

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Men Explain Things To Me

August 20, 2012 3:43 pm

One evening over dinner, I began to joke, as I often had before, about writing an essay called “Men Explain Things to Me.” Every writer has a stable of ideas that never make it to the racetrack, and I’d been…

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Women Voters Cant Be Trusted (1972)

October 16, 1972 3:33 pm

Men in politics have made a lot of of assumptions about the way women vote: that we vote like our husbands if we’re married, or like our fathers if we’re not; that, given our choice of male candidates, we’ll choose…