SCOTUS Rulings, Climate Change and Standing with Wendy Davis
Jun26

SCOTUS Rulings, Climate Change and Standing with Wendy Davis

We had a lively discussion on this week’s MOMochat podcast — to be expected moments after SCOTUS ruled on the Defense of Marriage Act, during a week when EVERYTHING is happening at once. (And OMG – it’s only Wednesday!) But Cynematic, Karoli and Donna Schwartz Mills were especially excited by last night’s marathon Texas filibuster by state Senator Wendy Davis, who managed to keep the legislature’s...

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SCOTUS Guts the Voting Rights Act
Jun25

SCOTUS Guts the Voting Rights Act

Whoever said that news slows down in the summer did not anticipate a week like this one. Let’s begin with the Supreme Court, which issued a decision this morning that gutted the landmark Voting Rights Act. Those of you who remember your history lessons already know that this isn’t the first Court that has chipped away at rights established by Congress. We linked to a heartbreaking NPR report today on how Jim Crow laws came...

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Watch It Live: Texas Senator Wendy Davis Filibusters the Abortion Bill
Jun25

Watch It Live: Texas Senator Wendy Davis Filibusters the Abortion Bill

We’ve been following the drama in Texas, where Governor Rick Perry called a special emergency legislative session in order to pass yet another restrictive abortion bill — one that would leave the entire state with just five providers. The bill is down to the wire: The emergency session ends tonight, and Democratic Senator Wendy Davis is hoping to run down the clock by filibustering the bill — and it’s amazing....

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War on Women Dispatches from North Carolina and Texas
Jun24

War on Women Dispatches from North Carolina and Texas

Today’s news roundup includes War on Women dispatches from two states where abortion rights are under siege, interesting data on gun violence, analysis of today’s ruling from the Supreme Court… and a little song of summer parody to lighten your day a little. Moral Mondays These are a concerted protest against North Carolina conservatives’ assault on reproductive health access, high quality public education, and...

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