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What You Need To Know About Over-The-Counter Birth Control
Democratic lawmakers, including 2020 candidates, are backing bills to make birth control pills available without a prescription and covered by insurance.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez And Ayanna Pressley Want Birth Control To Be Over-The-Counter
Several 2020 Democratic candidates signed on to a similar bill in the Senate, to make birth control available without a prescription and covered by insurance.
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Steve Mnuchin Says Treasury Will Miss Deadline To Put Harriet Tubman On $20 Bill
Mnuchin said he's too focused on counterfeiting to celebrate an African American woman's contributions to the country. That argument doesn't make sense.
Rep. Ayanna Pressley To Introduce Bill To Combat Maternal Mortality
Sen. Cory Booker reintroduced similar legislation in the Senate, notably aiming to improve black women’s access to maternal health care.
Rep. Ilhan Omar Slams President Trump
Supporters of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) took to Capitol Hill to support the freshman congresswoman.
Rep. Ayanna Pressley Wants To Lower The Voting Age To 16
“Our young people are at the forefront of some of the most existential crises facing our communities,” the Massachusetts Democrat said.
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Progressive Democrats Won't Vote For Funding Bill That Gives More Money To ICE
Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib said they won't back a deal that hikes ICE and CBP budgets.
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House Women Honor Migrant Girl Who Died In U.S. Custody At SOTU
Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and more commemorated 7-year-old Jakelin Caal Maquin in a quiet but powerful way.
House Women Wear White To State Of The Union
Dozens of female House leaders are wearing white at the State of the Union in the name of gender equality and women's rights.
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Rep. Ayanna Pressley Wants Back Pay For Contractors Out Of Work In Shutdown
Federal government workers have gotten retroactive pay after previous shutdowns. But contract workers have not.
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Congressional Black Caucus Swears In Largest Member Group In History
Ilhan Omar, one of the country's first Muslim congresswomen, is among the CBC’s new members.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Reveals Powerful Portrait Of A New Wave Of Congresswomen
Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, Deb Haaland, Veronica Escobar, Sharice Davids and Ocasio-Cortez all made history during the 2018 midterms.
Ayanna Pressley Will Get The Old Office Of Shirley Chisholm, First Black Congresswoman
Massachusetts’ first black woman elected to Congress said Shirley Chisholm is her "shero."
Harvard's Bipartisan Congressional Orientation Under Fire For Being Too Corporate
Progressive members of Congress publicly took the university's confab to task, saying it needed more representation from the left.
Progressive Lawmakers Hold Health Care Rally Outside Centrist Harvard Conference
“I was not sent to Washington to play nice,” said Rep.-elect Ayanna Pressley.
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Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Post 'Squad' Pics Of Diverse New Members Of Congress
The new representatives are in D.C. for the Congressional Progressive Caucus new member orientation.
Historic Win For Ayanna Pressley
Ayanna Pressley is Massachusetts’ first black representative in Congress.
Ayanna Pressley Is Massachusetts’ First Black Congresswoman
Ayanna Pressley made history as Massachusetts’ first black woman elected to Congress.
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Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar Win, Become First Muslim Women Elected To Congress
The progressive Democrats won their races for House seats in Michigan and Minnesota.
Ayanna Pressley Wins, Becoming Massachusetts’ First Black Congresswoman
In the primary, the progressive Democrat had defeated a 10-term incumbent in a major upset.
Women Of Color Candidates For 2018: ‘You’re Going To Have To Learn How To Say Our Names’
“Alexandria, Ilhan, Ayanna. I love these names!” said candidate Rashida Tlaib at a summit celebrating barrier-breaking women of color in politics.
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Cynthia Nixon Casts Herself As Latest Democratic Insurgent In NY Governor Race
By Jonathan Allen, Reuters
The "Sex and the City" actress hopes to follow in the footsteps of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley.
Another Progressive Shock Victory
Ayanna Pressley looks set to become Massachusetts’ first black representative in Congress after the progressive beat a 10-term incumbent in the state’s democratic primary.
Ayanna Pressley’s Reaction To Her Historic Victory Is Everything
She's now set to become Massachusetts' first black congresswoman.
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Ayanna Pressley Defeats Rep. Michael Capuano In Massachusetts Primary
In a major upset, she defeated the 10-term congressman in the Democratic race and is set to become the state's first black congresswoman.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wants Ayanna Pressley To Be The Next Triumphant Underdog
“Vote her in next, Massachusetts,” the 28-year-old House candidate tweeted about Pressley.
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