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.

Trump Administration Creates Census Crisis With Move to Suppress Immigrant Responses

March 27, 2018 4:51 pm

By Ari Berman for MotherJones The 2020 census will include a question about US citizenship for the first time since 1950, the Commerce Department announced Monday night. Civil rights groups say the question will massively depress responses from immigrants fearful…

Adding Citizenship Question Risks ‘Bad Count’ For 2020 Census, Experts Warn

March 27, 2018 4:45 pm

By Hansi Lo Wang for NPR Every decade, the U.S. Census Bureau asks some personal questions for the national headcount required by the constitution. But since 1960, one topic that hasn’t come up for all U.S. residents is citizenship. The…

Georgia GOP pushes elimination of Sunday voting to suppress black turnout. The proposal would also shorten voting hours in Atlanta.

March 20, 2018 8:48 pm

By Kira Lerner for ThinkProgress Georgia Republicans are advancing a bill through the state legislature that would suppress African-American turnout by eliminating Sunday voting and cutting the hours that polls are open in Atlanta. The bill, SB 363, would force…

Clear and Present Danger to U.S. Vote We are not doing enough to shore up states’ vulnerable voting technology.

March 20, 2018 8:45 pm

Lawrence Norden for Brennan Law Center for Jusctice The head of the National Security Agency and U.S. cyber command has told Congress that the White House hasn’t instructed him to block a Russian attack against U.S. election systems this fall.…

The Missing Obama Millions

March 16, 2018 7:57 pm

By SEAN McELWEE, JESSE H. RHODES, BRIAN F. SCHAFFNER and BERNARD L. FRAGA for NYTimes Much of the political commentary since the presidential election has focused on two groups of party switchers: those who voted for Barack Obama in 2012…

The Nancy Pelosi Problem: The first female speaker of the House has become the most effec­tive congressional leader of modern times—and, not coinciden­tally, the most vilified.

March 16, 2018 7:44 pm

By Peter Beinart for The Atlantic Last May, The Washington Post’s James Hohmann noted “an uncovered dynamic” that helped explain the GOP’s failure to repeal Obamacare. Three current Democratic House members had opposed the Affordable Care Act when it first…

Why Colleges Are Embracing the #NeverAgain Movement

March 11, 2018 2:30 am

By Laura McKenna for The Atlantic As high-school students around the country organize in support of stronger gun-control legislation in the wake of the Parkland shooting, many are finding that, at the very least, one thing they don’t have to…

Five myths about gerrymandering

March 11, 2018 2:19 am

By Ari Berman for the Washington Post Gerrymandering — in which politicians manipulate electoral boundaries for partisan advantage — is emerging as a key issue in the midterm elections. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently redrew the state’s GOP-dominated congressional map,…

Sherry Alu Campagna for Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District

March 9, 2018 6:01 pm

“When elected, I will be the first Native Hawaiian woman in Congress. I am proud to join a growing number of credible, capable, and compassionate women of color who are working to turn Congress blue.” – Sherry Alu Campagna The…

Lisa Hunter for DC’s Ward 6

March 1, 2018 9:05 pm

“The job of government is not to impose any limitations on women’s rights, but rather to ensure that women’s rights are not being infringed.” –Lisa Hunter The American Women’s Party is proud to endorse Lisa Hunter to be DC’s Ward…

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…