School Teachers Fight For Cash In Kristi Noem’s South Dakota

Originally published by The 19th Assorted Ideas, Large & Small Ten helmeted teachers stuffed fistfuls of dollar bills into their shirts and hats while kneeling

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New York City moves to drop nearly 1,500 prosecutions related to sex work

The move comes as Mayor Bill de Blasio proposes the decriminalization of sex work, which largely affects communities of color. Mariel Padilla Originally published by The 19th District attorneys in New York City have moved to dismiss nearly 1,500 sex-work-related cases as Mayor Bill de Blasio pushes for a statewide decriminalization. 

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House Democrats pass major legislation on voting rights and government ethics

The bill, which comes as a number of state legislatures push for new voting restrictions, faces steeper odds in the Senate.  Barbara Rodriguez Originally published by The 19th House Democrats on Wednesday night approved a sweeping voting rights and government ethics bill that seeks to expand voting access and make campaign finance more transparent. The

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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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