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The House Just Approved a Bill That Restricts Abortion Coverage for Millions of Women

Just one day after Donald Trump reinstated a 32-year-old anti-abortion policy that affects women worldwide, Congress is showcasing its own dedication... Read More »

What's Next On the Clinton Family's Political Agenda?

Though Hillary Clinton did not break the highest, hardest glass ceiling this election, there remains optimism that the Clinton family will continue t... Read More »

Four Women Politicians Get Real About Sexism, Diversity, and Running for Congress

What motivates a woman to run for office for the first time? Mostly, it's a desire for change. (Amen to that!) Here, four first-time candidates talk... Read More »

The House Just Passed the Most Important Mental Health Bill in Decades

The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2016 is one of the biggest mental health reform bills since 1963, and it passed in a near-unanimou... Read More »

25-Year-Old Erin Schrode Wants to Become the Youngest Woman Elected to Congress

When Erin Schrode announced her plans to run for Congress, she wasn't trying to make history — the 25-year-old activist would be the youngest women... Read More »

The Philippines Just Elected Its First Trans Woman to Congress

The Philippines made historic strides Tuesday with the election of its first openly trans politician to federal government.  Filipina transgender... Read More »

Pope Mentions Working Families, Strong Women in His Speech to Congress

By Devin Tomb As part of Pope Francis' historic visit to the U.S., this morning he became the first Pope to address Congress. Important for that reas... Read More »

5 Women You Should Know Who Are Reinventing the Republican Party

The year 2014 was named the 'year of the Republican women,' but with the recent headlines including heavy-hitters like FOX news correspondent Megyn K... Read More »

Meryl Streep Reveals Some Disappointing News About Congress

By Erica Murphy We started off the week with some good White House news when we learned that Obama signed an executive order to give paid sick lea... Read More »

Meryl Streep, Real-Life Superhero, Is Appealing to Congress for Equal Rights

This past weekend, Taylor Swift used her influence to convince Apple to change a payment policy that bilked artists out of rightful revenue. And n... Read More »

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