(NEW YORK) -- With the vaccination rate for staffers in New York state's long-term care facilities jumping from 70% to 92% following a state mandate last week, nursing home advocates are urging the Biden administration to launch a similar mandate for long-term care facilities... Read More.
(OAKWOOD, Texas) -- As voters across Texas submitted voter registration applications on Monday, Oct. 4, ahead of the Nov. 2 statewide election, 82-year-old Elmira Hicks was left out. The Oakwood, Texas, native hasn't been able to renew her voting license for more than a year... Read More.
(RENO, Nev.) -- Animal advocates are urging Nevada state officials to call off this year's annual bear hunt as wildfires continue to rage across the West. Wildlife advocates say hunting season should be canceled as the wildfire situation is so dire that bears are undergoing... Read More.
(DALLAS) — Marsha Jones, a Texas native, says she has received many desperate calls from women in the state struggling to access abortions and reproductive care. They are often young, alone and afraid, she said. “We're talking about young women who live in some of the... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The most restrictive abortion law in the nation took effect in Texas early Wednesday, effectively barring the procedure across the state, as the U.S. Supreme Court remained silent on an emergency request from women’s health groups to block the measure while... Read More.
Disability advocates and elected officials are calling on the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee to rethink its policies after a Paralympic gold medalist swimmer was denied a request to have a care assistant travel with her to Tokyo due to COVID-19 restrictions. Becca Meyers'... Read More.
(NEW YORK) — Misinformation – false information spread regardless of intent – is rampant across popular social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. Most speech, whether true or false, is protected under the U.S. legal system. But questions about inaccurate information, spread maliciously or not, and... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Vice President Kamala Harris met with Melanie Campbell, president of the National Coalition of Black Civic Participation, and other Black female activists in the Roosevelt Room on Friday to discuss voting rights. Many of the women who were invited to the meeting participated... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- As Bill Cosby awoke Thursday to his first full day of freedom in nearly three years, women who accused him of sexual assault and victim advocates we're left reeling from the fallout of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision to vacate his... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- When Herz, a lesbian club in Mobile, Alabama, opened in 2019, owner Rachel Smallman said she and her wife didn’t have a place they could “go to be their authentic selves.” So, they made a space of their own. “In the deep... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib made history as the first openly gay active NFL player when he came out on social media. In a June 21 Instagram video, the 28-year-old said he finally felt comfortable enough to get the... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- After a year of students dealing with the emotional and mental toll of remote school on top of a deadly pandemic, the return to in-person learning was seen as a return to some semblance of normalcy. But for many students, the return... Read More.