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28-year-old Democratic candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won Tuesday night’s election against Democrat Joe Crowley on a progressive, anti-establishment platform, advocating issues including Medicare for all, abolishment of ICE, and rejection of corporate funding of political affairs. We were honored to have Ocasio-Cortez speak at the BUST Holiday Craftacular in December (photo above). Read more about her victory at BuzzFeed. Border Agent Threatens Immigrant With Daughter’s Adoption While seeking asylum in the US, an immigrant woman crossing the Rio Grande was told by a border agent that if she...
Women make up only 19 percent of the House and 21 percent of the Senate, but hopefully in 2018, that is going to change. Unprecedented numbers of women are running for public office, and at 31 years old, Lauren Underwood is the youngest Black woman seeking a position in congress. She is running for US House of Representatives in Illinois 14th congressional district, a primarily white and Republican district. On March 20th, Underwood beat out six middle-aged white men and became the first woman to receive...
The Supreme Court made three decisions yesterday and this morning, and we’re not happy about any of them. • This morning, SCOTUS ruled that Trump’s Muslim Ban is constitutional. Hooray for more racist immigration policies. Read more at NBC News. • Also this morning, SCOTUS ruled that “crisis pregnancy centers” that oppose abortion no longer have to provide women with information about abortions because it violates their right to free speech. So much for equal access to healthcare information. Read more at The New York...
For Pride Month, we decided to celebrate the LGBTQ women in Congress. Here are all the openly queer ladies who are serving in the House of Representatives and the Senate!  photo via Wikimedia Commons/US House Kyrsten Sinema is a congresswoman from Arizona’s 9th district, having served in that position since 2013. She is the first (and so far, only) openly bisexual person to be elected to Congress in its history. Sinema was reported as the most bipartisan member of the Democratic party in the House of Representatives...
At an immigration rally in Los Angeles on Saturday, Maxine Waters gave a speech urging people to continue to kick members of the Trump administration out of restauraunts and other businesses. Waters said, “I have no sympathy for these people that are in this administration who know it is wrong what they’re doing on so many fronts but they tend to not want to confront this president.” Read more at Jezebel.  Sarah Huckabee Sanders Violated Ethics Law With Her Tweet In other shocking news, Sarah Huckabee Sanders acted...
Alice Keppel grew up in obscurity, relative to the English nobility—meaning she spent her childhood frolicking in the grounds of her family home, a Scottish castle (naturally). Born in 1868, Alice was one of nine children (because boy, could those Victorians breed!). She was the daughter of the 4th Baronet Edmonstone, so she was pretty much at the bottom of the nobility pecking order. But relative lack of status aside, Alice was an extraordinary young woman: beautiful, with smarts and a wicked sense of humour to match,...
Although Trump signed a motion to end family separation along the U.S.-Mexico border yesterday, thousands of children are still being detained in detention centers where they are being held subject to inhumane conditions. In the fight against this, Voto Latino is assembling a rally at Tornillo, TX, the site of the first tent city to house migrant children. Here's how you can get involved: Join The March The Voto Latino rally meets in Tornillo, TX on Sunday, June 24th at 9am. See their site at stopseparation.org for...
It is commonly known that Pride started with the 1969 Stonewall Inn Riots against police brutality. What is often left out of this narrative, including in the film reenactment, is that it was spearheaded by two transgender sex workers of color—Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera. According to the Global Network for Sex Work Projects (NSWP), the Stonewall Inn was commonly raided by the police because it was a notorious hangout for sex workers, trans people of color and other marginalized people. Marsha P. Johnson was...
According to Her Jacket, Melania Doesn’t Care About Immigrant Children Further proving that the White House is spiraling into a weird circus act, First Lady Melania Trump wore a jacket that said “I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?” to board a plane to visit immigrant children detained in Texas. There are always new lows in the Trump administration. In response, Wildfang, a clothing brand founded and run by women, has released a shirt that says "I REALLY CARE, DON'T YOU" with all proceeds going to RAICES,...
In early May, Jeff Sessions announced the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance policy” for immigrants seeking asylum. A month later, officials with the Department of Homeland Security confirmed that 1,995 children had been separated from their families at the border, a number that continued to increase to over 2,300 just the next week. A group of journalists visited one of the all-male facilities in Brownsville, T.X. on June 13, and since the visit, the pictures have gone viral: creepy Trump murals, children in cages. As many have...