The US Supreme Court Blocks the Trump Administration’s Attempt to End the DACA Program; Dreamers are Here to Stay

June 22, 2020 Last Thursday, the Supreme Court of the United States delivered a 5-4 ruling blocking the Trump administration’s attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, an Obama-era program shielding undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children from deportation. This ruling provides hundreds of thousands of DACA recipients Read more …

“We have a lot of marching to do, momma”

It was a January day in 2017. The day after I found out that I was pregnant with my second child. My second daughter. My Bailey. I woke up early, packed snacks, dressed in layers, charged my cell phone and headed into DC, joining hundreds of thousands of women, men, and children to attend the Read more …

Breonna Taylor. Tamir Rice. Freddy Gray. Eric Garner. Sandra Bland. George Floyd.

These last two weeks, we’ve seen massive spikes in energy for Black Lives Matter and Black liberation. We’ve said their names and honored their lives. We’ve seen protests and riots spread across our nation, demanding justice for the countless Black lives lost to police brutality and racist ideology. We’ve seen this energy spread to social media, genuinely convincing people to be better allies Read more …

Mrs. America Episode 9 – The Finale

The popular Hulu series Mrs. America is reinvigorating discussions on the women’s movement of the 1970s, the battle for the Equal Rights Amendment, and the political legacy we continue to grapple with to this day. Like everyone watching this series, NOW staff and interns have strong opinions on the content and are sharing them through Read more …

Mrs. America – Episode 8 “Houston”

While Mrs. America gives its viewers plenty of fiercely feminist characters to fall in love with, my favorite character on the show is Alice Macray. She may be fictional, a conglomeration of several Phyllis Schlafly’s followers, but to me she’s the person on the show who most clearly demonstrates human capacity for change and growth.    This week’s Read more …