Abby Johnston is our editorial director. Before joining The 19th, she edited and managed digital strategy for the Texas Observer, Frontline and Texas Monthly. She is a graduate of the University of Texas and the University of Missouri.
There were minimal mentions of issues that disproportionately impact women, though Biden’s town hall saw the first question about LGBTQ+ rights.
The decision to throw support behind someone would be a departure for the Gates, who have not previously endorsed someone for the position.