Barriers for Black women set U.S. economy back by $500 billion, report finds

The persisting wage gap has set Black women — and the American economy as a whole — back for the past six decades, according to

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The 19th Explains: What is the Equal Rights Amendment and will it become part of the Constitution?

Supporters of the Equal Rights Amendment have been trying to add it to America’s founding legal document for nearly 50 years. Could 2021 be the year it happens?  Barbara Rodriguez Originally published by The 19th A movement nearly 50 years in the making — longer if you count efforts by suffragists — aims to add

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‘I’m running for my life. I cannot talk to you right now’: 23 women in Congress recall the Capitol riot

As the events of the deadly riot are examined in the impeachment trial, here is what almost two dozen lawmakers told The 19th about January 6, in their own words. Mariel Padilla Originally published by The 19th The 19th will be watching the impeachment trial. Sign up for our daily newsletter to receive updates on

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Instagram Live could have an impact on assault survivors

In an Instagram Live, Ocasio-Cortez revealed that she is a survivor of sexual assault and what happened to her during the Capitol riots. Advocates and experts say this could help other trauma survivors who suffer in silence. 

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‘Turn in your pin and get out’: Several congresswomen denounce their colleagues’ role in the Capitol riot

After a mob stormed the Capitol on January 6 in an attempt to overturn the presidential election results, lawmakers called for accountability. Mariel Padilla Originally published by The 19th We’re the only newsroom dedicated to writing about gender, politics and policy. Subscribe to our newsletter today. Several Democratic women in Congress have said some of their

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White women fight for Trump alongside far-right extremists

Two women were among those who died following the riot at the Capitol. But White women are not often seen as the face of extremism. Ko Bragg Originally published by The 19th “We’re going to the Capitol,” President Donald Trump told supporters. During a speech at Wednesday’s “Save America” rally, Trump claimed, as he has

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Gabby Giffords, 10 years after her near-fatal shooting, is ‘confident’ there will be national action on gun safety

After the assassination attempt, the former Democratic lawmaker from Arizona spent the next decade balancing recovery and advocacy.  Originally published by The 19th Amanda Becker Ten years ago, on January 8, 2011, Democratic Rep. Gabby Giffords of Arizona was meeting with a group of constituents in a Tucson-area supermarket parking lot when a 22-year-old man

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