#MeToo Movement Fuels a 1970s Comeback: The ERA

Nevada last year became the 36th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, meaning that supporters need only two more states to reach the 38 required to add the ERA to the U.S. Constitution. Before Nevada, the last state to ratify was Indiana in 1977.

Voting Lines Are Shorter—But Mostly for Whites

Election officials have figured out how to keep voting lines down, but communities of color are still waiting longer to vote.

Civil Rights Activists Won’t Let Trump’s ‘Racist’ Rhetoric Derail an Immigration Agreement

The president denied on Twitter Friday that he had called Haiti, El Salvador and African nations “shithole countries,” after attacking a bipartisan deal offering ex-DACA recipients a pathway to citizenship.

'Proof of Citizenship' Voting Laws May Surge Under Trump

Requiring proof of citizenship makes election systems so complex that eligible voters are disenfranchised, according to a recent lawsuit in Arizona.

Legislator Who Stood Up to Sexism in '73 Sees Some Progress

The nation’s longest-serving female legislator says when it comes to winning and wielding political power, women remain at a distinct disadvantage.

Cities Make LGBTQ Equality Gains Despite More Hostile State Political Climates

A total of 30 states have seen more than 130 pieces of anti-LGBTQ legislation introduced in 2017, but 24 million people live in cities with more inclusive policies.