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EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT: IF NOT NOW, THEN WHEN?

The year is 1923. Three years after women won the right to vote in the United States, the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is introduced in Congress with a seemingly simple premise: "Equality of Rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of sex." Almost…

CONGRESS PASSES $1.9 TRILLION COVID-19 RELIEF BILL: WHAT DOES IT ENTAIL?

On Wednesday, March 10 Congress passed a third COVID-19 relief package under the title, the American Rescue Plan, which allocates $1.9 trillion and was passed in a 220 to 211 House vote. The bill, which President Joe Biden is expected to sign on Friday, is the most expensive single bill in United States history, and…

REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS UNDER TRUMP’S PRESIDENCY

Women have been protesting in the streets with signs that say, “My body, my choice,” “Women’s rights are human rights,” “I am a woman not a womb” and “Want fewer abortions? Support Planned Parenthood.” More women are growing concerned about their reproductive rights since Donald J. Trump was elected president in November. Planned Parenthood reported…

SOCIAL MEDIA AND POLITICIANS RALLY TO ENCOURAGE VOTER TURNOUT

It has become tiresome to think, write, or complain about the upcoming election, but, it is tomorrow. For many, a fatigue or surge of apathy isn’t an option. Politicians, celebrities, and every last social media and news outlet are begging: please vote. In recent statements and speeches, President Barack Obama has targeted different demographics with the underlying…

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