Barbara Rodriguez


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‘They see that it’s really in our hands now’: Young women work to get out the vote in the wake of Dobbs

They’re at times registering to vote at higher rates than young men and older voters, and some are organizing get-out-the-vote efforts on their college campuses

October 24, 2022, 6:00 PDT

States are stepping up prosecutions for voter fraud, but who gets the harshest punishment?

In a number of high-profile cases, women of color have been sentenced to time in prison — including Crystal Mason of Texas

October 7, 2022, 6:00 PDT

Recruiting the ‘essential workers of democracy’: Group aims to sign up poll workers ahead of midterms

Power the Polls helped recruit poll workers during a global pandemic in 2020—now the nonprofit group is back to help election administrators address new challenges

August 17, 2022, 6:00 PDT

‘We need your help’: Election officials ask Congress to better address harassment ahead of midterms

Women make up the overwhelming majority of the election workforce, and many are facing threats in the wake of lies spread about the integrity of the 2020 election

August 4, 2022, 6:00 PDT

Democrats warn abortion access is on the line in key statehouse races

Republicans and Democrats are targeting many of the same states as they try to flip or maintain control of legislative chambers, but their pitches to voters are focused on different topics

July 26, 2022, 6:00 PDT

How a new generation of lawmakers led by Black women revived the Equal Rights Amendment

First drafted in 1923, the Equal Rights Amendment has only recently been ratified by 38 states, the number needed to add it to the Constitution. A new generation of activists, often Black and queer, are putting in the work to make the ERA a reality.

March 15, 2021, 7:57 PDT


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