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Coronavirus’s Effects on Low-Income Families and the Need for Effective Policy – Ms. Magazine

Earlier this week, the federal government passed bipartisan legislation aimed at halting the spread of coronavirus and providing U.S. workers with much-needed relief in light of business and office closures and quarantines around the nation. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, Ms.’s reporting is focused on aspects of...

Amelia Earhart’s “Cool Nerve” (March 20, 1937) – Ms. Magazine

March 20, 1937: Amelia Earhart’s latest adventure nearly ended in disaster today when she attempted to fly to Howland Island, the second stop on her around-the-world flight. But despite the setback, she immediately assured everyone that once her plane is repaired, she will be airborne again. She was...

Democrats and Republicans Focus on Different Priorities While Battling Over Coronavirus Stimulus Package – Ms. Magazine

On Wednesday, in an attempt to soften the damage the coronavirus is inflicting on the economy, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, released plans for a Phase Three coronavirus legislative package with comprehensive fiscal stimulus and public policy recommendations. “I am proposing a bold fiscal stimulus...

Medical School Training Must Include Education in Abortion Care. Here’s Where to Start. – Ms. Magazine

As Congress formulated an emergency bill to alleviate the effects of COVID-19 last week, abortion rights and access arose as an issue, delaying negotiations. For me, the issue is personal: I am a medical student and future abortion provider. I am also the daughter of a former provider whose...

On Strike for a 40-Hour Workweek (March 19, 1937) – Ms. Magazine

March 19, 1937: Dozens more women were arrested today, both inside and outside the Woolworth store at 34 West 14th Street in Manhattan on this third day of the strike. The strikers, members of Local 1250 of the Department Store Employees Union, American Federation of Labor, are seeking...

“Make Your Mark,” The Journal Inspiring Young Girls to Dream Big – Ms. Magazine

Colorful feminist picture books line the children’s sections of booksellers everywhere. From short stories to illustrated biographies, finding empowering books for young girls has never been easier.  Make Your Mark: A Journal for Capturing Big Dreams is one of these vibrant books for young feminists that goes beyond storytelling....

In the Healthcare Industry, Coronavirus Drastic Times Call for Drastic Measures – Ms. Magazine

The coronavirus pandemic is causing major medical supply and personnel shortages. This fact, combined with a massive increase in the number of sick patients, is putting the U.S. healthcare system under significant strain. Dozens of doctors, nurses and EMTs have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, and an even...

Senate Passes the Latest Coronavirus Relief Bill, Including Paid Sick Leave and Free COVID-19 Testing – Ms. Magazine

On Wednesday, the Senate passed legislation that will provide paid sick and family leave for many Americans, as well as free coronavirus testing and strengthened unemployment insurance. In a rare showing of bipartisanship, the bill, known as the “Families First Act,” passed 90-8. It now heads to President Trump’s...

Vast Uncertainty as Beijing+25 Moves to the Next Stage – Ms. Magazine

*This post originally appeared on PassBlue. It has been republished with permission.* Grammy Award-winning singer and a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF, Angélique Kidjo performing at an event for International Women’s Day, March 2020. This year was supposed to be a time for heralding women’s rights, but so far that...

What Do Women and Working Families Need to Face COVID-19? – Ms. Magazine

*This story originally appeared on the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) website. It has been republished with permission.* The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the deep gaps in our economic and social infrastructure that have resulted from decades of underinvestment and policy choices that failed to center the needs of...