By Charlotte West The 2018 midterm elections paved the way for a slew of state-level legislation related to abortion on both sides of the issue. Alabamian and West Virginian voters approved anti-abortion rights amendments to their state constitutions, while Oregonians voted down a similar ballot initiative. With Democrats now in control of the governor’s mansion and both legislative chambers, […]
- New York Magazine
By Rebecca Traister In 1972, Barbara Lee was a single mother of two, on welfare, attending Mills College in California. She was doing work with the Black Panther Party and held firm to the belief that political and social change would not come from inside electoral politics. She was not registered to vote. Read more.
- The Mary Sue
By Kylie Cheung This week, voters hit the polls to participate in the most impactful election in recent history (thanks in part to the 2016 election), with the potential to decide the fate of health care and human rights across the country, and even as the results of the election are buried in the news […]
By Madison Feller As the dust settles on the 2018 midterm elections, it can be easy to focus on the negatives—the seats not flipped, the races not won. And some of that is extremely important: On Tuesday, both Alabama and West Virginia voted to enact legislation that restricts access to abortion. In Alabama, voters approved an amendment […]
- The Huffington Post
By Mariana Fang Voters in Oregon rejected a highly contested constitutional amendment that would have banned state funds from being used for most abortions, thwarting what would have been a sharp turn for a state with largely progressive policies on reproductive rights. Read more.
- The Epoch Times