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Deb Haaland asks America to teach the history it doesn't want to repeat
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, first Native American Cabinet member, told The 19th that "history doesn't change," but that "we can choose not to learn about it."
Extreme heat further complicates the lives of homeless women and LGBTQ+ people
The staff of a Portland, Oregon, day center for people experiencing homelessness has worked through a heat wave this week.
Experts say disaster relief plans need to center women as hurricane season approaches
Natural disasters have a disproportionate effect on women's health and earnings. President Biden's preparation funds should be spent with that in mind, several groups said.
Indigenous women and LGBTQ+ people led Dakota Access Pipeline protests. Five years later, they reflect on Standing Rock
For many advocates, it was the first time they watched a movement that was led largely by women and queer folks around a unifying cause that was not based on gender.
Deb Haaland on climate, energy and a new effort to address violence against Native Americans
The interior secretary talked to The 19th about her department’s top priorities and her perspective on natural resources — plus her signature dish.
How White House adviser Gina McCarthy sees climate change as a race and gender issue
Biden climate adviser Gina McCarthy sat down with The 19th ahead of Earth Day to discuss the administration’s early efforts to address climate change in the infrastructure package, dubbed the American Jobs Plan.
‘I’m not going to be the last’: Hayley Arceneaux on what it means to be the youngest American woman in space
Hayley Arceneaux, a 29-year-old physician assistant, was the first person selected to go on the first all-civilian spaceflight mission later this year.
Biden’s executive actions tackle racial equity, LGBTQ+ rights, immigration and more
The 19th reports on some of Biden’s early actions that have implications for women, people of color and LGBTQ+ Americans.
Biden’s climate plan emphasizes environmental justice
Executive orders direct federal agencies to invest in communities that have seen disproportionate environmental harm.
Gina Raimondo’s focus as commerce secretary: inequality, jobs and climate change
Commerce secretary nominee Gina Raimondo, the governor of Rhode Island, said in her Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday that she will focus on job creation with an eye on climate change and workers.