The House and the Senate Can't Agree on Whose Proposed Sexual Harassment Reform Is Better

In May, the Senate passed legislation that would bring much-needed reform to the way sexual harassment cases against lawmakers are handled on Capitol Hill, which is currently awaiting a vote from the House of Representatives. There’s just one problem—the House passed its own version of sexual harassment reform in…

'We Have to Apply Pressure': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Done With the Democratic Status Quo 

Since the start of Donald Trump’s presidency, there has been a quiet but steady rise of women and people of color running for elected office all over the United States—often in places where we previously have not seen ourselves reflected in our representatives. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old, third generation…

Illinois Waited 46 Years to Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, but What's Four Decades Between Friends

The Illinois House voted on Wednesday to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, following approval last month in the state Senate. The state is now the 37th to do so, following Nevada in 2017. What this means is that we’re now one state away from maybe enshrining women’s equal rights in the United States Constitution, a…