We must pass the For the People Act to protect and expand voting rights.

Protect your vote, pass the For the People Act of 2021

As of late May 2021, fourteen states have enacted 22 new laws making it harder to vote. Most of the new laws make it harder to vote absentee and by mail, after a record number of Americans voted by mail in November. Overall, since the November 2020 election, the Brennan Center has identified at least 389 bills introduced in 48 states that include provisions that would restrict voting access.  We must pass the For the People Act to protect and expand voting rights.

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From aspiring Doctor to political leader: Zunera's Story

From aspiring Doctor to political leader: Zunera's Story

Zunera Ahmed was supposed to be a doctor. At least that’s what she thought when she enrolled in Brooklyn College as a pre-med student, eager to pursue a career helping others. Since age one, when her family emigrated from Pakistan, Zunera had spent her life in Brooklyn—and she knew she wanted to find a way to give back to her community.

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Setting an example for young women and girls: Jocelyn's Story

Setting an example for young women and girls: Jocelyn's Story

Jocelyn Yow was not always a political person. In fact, throughout much of her childhood in the Bay Area and Malaysia, politics didn’t interest her at all. She has a theory: as a young child, Jocelyn didn’t see women or people of color in office, so she assumed that political leadership wasn’t for people like her.

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All roads lead back to IGNITE: Mana's Story

All roads lead back to IGNITE: Mana's Story

Mana Shooshtari, at 20 years old, already knows the title of her autobiography: “Crowns and Congress”. “Before I even thought politics was an option, I wanted to be a music teacher or Broadway star. I had absolutely no intention of entering the political realm.”

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We belong here: Christina's Story

We belong here: Christina's Story

When Christina Haswood swore into the Kansas Legislature as the youngest member and the second Native American to serve in its history, she proudly wore the traditional clothing and jewelry of the Diné. “I wanted to honor my ancestors and my family for all the sacrifices they made for me to be here.”

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Demystifying Public Policy & Political Leadership: Tiffaney's Story

When Tiffaney was an undergrad at California State University San Marcos, she wasn’t thinking about political leadership. Instead, she was focused on obtaining a bachelor's degree in Social Science and Communications. That changed when the CSUSM Women's Center ran a campus campaign to inspire women to run for office.

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Pay us what we deserve: Pass the Paycheck Fairness Act

Pay us what we deserve: Pass the Paycheck Fairness Act

This summary of the Paycheck Fairness Act was authored by the National Partnership for Women & Families. Read the original post. The landmark Equal Pay Act of 1963 made it illegal for employers to pay unequal wages to men and women who perform substantially equal work. The Equal Pay Act and the civil rights laws that followed helped change the workplace and began to combat wage inequality, but these laws have not closed the persistent gap between women’s and men’s wages.

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