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In historic year for trans candidates, Sarah McBride poised to become the nation’s first openly transgender state senator
The Delaware candidate’s win caps off a primary season with several trans people set to break barriers in statehouse seats around the country.
After final U.S. Congress primary in Delaware, a record-breaking 298 women U.S. House nominees will be on ballots this November
The previous record of 234 was set in 2018.
Will Biden’s pledge to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court mobilize voters?
Demand Justice aims to keep the high court in the spotlight with a candidate shortlist and ‘She Will Rise’ campaign.
If the Justice Department intervenes for Trump in his defamation lawsuit, the case would ‘just end there’
Constitutional law expert Leah Litman explains the latest twist in E. Jean Carroll’s lawsuit against the president.
Landscape for women U.S. Congress candidates changed little by New Hampshire and Rhode Island primaries
Rhode Island is the only state in 2020 to have no women candidates, while in New Hampshire, two incumbents move ahead.
Biden surrogates hit campaign trail with a focus on safely reopening schools
Teachers are ‘scared they’re going to have to stand in front of kids and make promises they cannot keep,’ Biden surrogate Rep. Jahana Hayes told The 19th.
Lawmaker who brought her newborn to the California statehouse joins other elected women challenging outdated notions around parenthood
Weeks after Buffy Wicks gave birth to her daughter, the lawmaker was denied a request to stay home and have someone vote at the state Capitol on her behalf. There are lessons for other legislative bodies to do better, warn women in elected office.
U.S. House battles in Massachusetts to feature at least one with two women
There are now at least 51 House of Representatives races in November with women facing off against women.
Renee Montgomery on the WNBA's history of protest
As the sports world strikes over the police shooting of Jacob Blake, The 19th talked to Montgomery, who took a year off of playing amid the racial reckoning to focus on voting initiatives.
Delaware official rejects statehouse candidate’s request to use campaign funds for child care
The decision this month highlights the patchwork of laws and administrative rules around the country for parents seeking elected state and local office.