politics

LGBTQ women face major hurdles running for public office. They’re not giving up.

A report is the first to analyze the motivations and barriers for LGBTQ candidates

Paid internships in Congress can be life-changing. 3 out of 4 go to White people.

Students who attended or graduated from private universities were overrepresented among the paid intern corps

Black women were hailed after the 2020 election. They still make up less than 5 percent of all state legislators.

‘The numbers are stark,’ one expert said

Idaho parents were already hurting. Then the state blocked a $6 million child-care grant.

The federal funding would have boosted day cares and early learning centers

RBG could be honored with a monument at the U.S. Capitol

The Capitol is dominated by statues and portraits of White men

Is Ohio ready to elect a new member of ‘the Squad’? These progressives hope so.

Nina Turner is making news for her congressional run in the Rust Belt state

Southern Baptist leaders called Kamala Harris a ‘Jezebel.’ That’s not just insulting, it’s dangerous, experts say.

The Biblical reference has a long history of being used to justify violence against Black women in the United States

Black maternal health is in crisis. Here’s how lawmakers hope the ‘Momnibus’ package will help.

The bills address everything from maternity care for veterans to diversifying the perinatal health workforce

State legislatures got redder in 2020. It’s a ‘dire reality’ for abortion rights, advocates say.

29 state legislatures now have antiabortion majorities

The Capitol riot was uniquely traumatic for congresswomen of color: ‘We knew that we were targets’

For these lawmakers, the stress of experiencing racism and sexism was compounded