Taylor Swift’s Political Post Has Really, Really Upset Conservative Men

Last night, Taylor Swift made a rare political statement on Instagram. In it, she endorsed the Democratic candidate for Tennessee’s congressional race, Phil Bredesen, and, in turn, denounced the Republican candidate, Marsha Blackburn. Unsurprisingly, it’s a move that’s upset many conservative men.

“What I used to love about Taylor Swift is she stayed away from politics,” Charlie Kirk, the founder and president of Turning Point USA, said on Fox & Friends today, before suggesting that Swift didn’t actually write her Bredesen endorsement and that she had been fed false information. And according to The Daily Beast, members of conservative 4chan chatrooms are calling Swift’s pro-Bredesen statement “traitorous” and posting disturbing memes of the singer burning.

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee (R) is also giving his two-cents—particularly about Swift’s fans, who he seems to think are all under the age of 13. “So @taylorswift13 has every right to be political but it won’t impact election unless we allow 13 yr old girls to vote,” he wrote on Monday morning. “Still with #MarshaBlackburn.”

Huckabee has since received a flurry of responses taking him to task for his comment, including from Paramore’s Hayley Williams.

“And here we have a man in power mocking a woman’s value and impact out of what i can only assume is fear. not fear of an election result but fear of a powerful woman who’s power he now realizes he can not benefit from,” Williams wrote. “and who in their right mind underestimates a 13 year old girl anyway?!! who publicly mocks a woman’s political standings by dubbing an entire generation powerless? you don’t know the impact you have with your words… what fires you’ll start. use ‘em wisely.”

Some Twitter users, like Williams, criticized Huckabee for mocking 13-year-old girls. Others pointed out that, with Swift having debuted her first album in 2006, many of her fans are well within voting age.

Swift posted her message about the upcoming midterm elections on Sunday night, saying that she’s choosing to break her silence on politics due to “several events in my life and in the world in the past two years.”

“I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG,” Swift wrote, in part. “I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent. I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love.”

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*Saturday Night Live*’s Cold Open Featured the GOP Celebrating Kavanaugh’s Confirmation With Brewskis

The devil works fast, but Saturday Night Live works faster: Somehow, between the close of the final Senate vote for Kavanaugh’s confirmation around 4:15 P.M. ET on Saturday and the airing of the show less than seven hours later, the writers room managed to come up with a cold open that imagined how Senate Republicans must be celebrating Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

In the skit, GOP senators are cracking open cold brewskis in tribute to Kavanaugh, who mentioned beer no fewer than 30 times in his Senate hearing following Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s powerful allegations of sexual assault. The atmosphere? Full-on “locker room” vibes.

“Republicans read the mood of the country, and we could tell that people really wanted Kavanaugh,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Beck Bennett) told CNN reporter Dana Bash (Heidi Gardner). “Everyone’s pumped, from white men over 60 to white men over 70.”

Kate McKinnon also reprised an appearance as Sen. Lindsay Graham. When Bash asked how he felt about the vote, Graham had an ecstatic response: “How amazing is this? We made a lot of women real worried today, but I’m not getting pregnant so I don’t care,” he said as “This Is How We Do It” pulsed in the background.

“We couldn’t have done it without Susan Collins,” Graham continued, referring to Republican Sen. Collins’ pledge to vote yes on Kavanaugh’s confirmation. “Susie, get over here!”

“The last thing I wanted was to make this about me,” Sen. Collins (Cecily Strong) tells Bash. “That’s why I told everyone to tune in at 3 P.M. so I could tell all my female supporters, ‘Psyche!'”

Bash questioned if she thought there was any credit to Dr. Blasey Ford’s allegations against Kavanaugh.

“Listen, I think it’s important to believe women, until it’s time to stop,” she said as Sen. Graham made bunny fingers behind Bash’s head. “I’m a guy’s gal, OK? I can party with the big dogs and, whoop whoop, we’re gonna have fun tonight…. Now we’re gonna party like it’s 2020 when Susan Rice takes my seat.”

Susan Rice, President Barack Obama’s national security adviser, had tweeted “Me” when Jen Psaki asked who would run for Senate in Maine in 2020, indicating she’s open to running.

Watch the full cold open below:

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Twitter Has Very Strong Feelings About Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Confirmation

Judge Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed on Saturday as the 114th U.S. Supreme Court Justice. The final vote was the conclusion of a weeks-long process of primary confirmation votes, hearings, and powerful testimony—particularly the testimony delivered by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault and took her allegations to the Senate floor, where she unflinchingly and bravely detailed her account to the judiciary committee.

During the confirmation vote Saturday afternoon, protestors could be heard screaming and shouting from the public gallery, with cries of “Shame! Shame! Shame!” and “I do not consent!” Thousands of other protestors surrounded the Supreme Court Building and U.S. Capitol.

Twitter users, of course, took to the platform to express their feelings after Kavanaugh’s final confirmation vote on Saturday.

There was anger…

…reminders and encouragement…

…a bit of humor…

But there was also quite a lot of hope—take, for example, this thread from filmmaker Ava DuVernay.

And finally, there was one strong message that shone through: “November is coming.” Kavanaugh’s confirmation—and nomination—seems to have raised awareness that voting in the upcoming midterm elections is more important than ever.

Another reminder? Whether you agree or disagree with Kavanaugh’s nomination, the midterms are November 6. Here’s your guide to the voter rights.

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Twitter Users Have Very Strong Feelings About Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Confirmation

Judge Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed on Saturday as the 114th U.S. Supreme Court Justice. The final vote was the conclusion of a weeks-long process of primary confirmation votes, hearings, and powerful testimony—particularly the testimony delivered by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault and took her allegations to the Senate floor, where she unflinchingly and bravely detailed her account to the judiciary committee.

During the confirmation vote Saturday afternoon, protestors could be heard screaming and shouting from the public gallery, with cries of “Shame! Shame! Shame!” and “I do not consent!” Thousands of other protestors surrounded the Supreme Court Building and U.S. Capitol.

Twitter users, of course, took to the platform to express their feelings after Kavanaugh’s final confirmation vote on Saturday.

There was anger…

…reminders and encouragement…

…a bit of humor…

But there was also quite a lot of hope—take, for example, this thread from filmmaker Ava DuVernay.

And finally, there was one strong message that shone through: “November is coming.” Kavanaugh’s confirmation—and nomination—seems to have raised awareness that voting in the upcoming midterm elections is more important than ever.

Another reminder? Whether you agree or disagree with Kavanaugh’s nomination, the midterms are November 6. Here’s your guide to the voter rights.

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Brett Kavanaugh Has Been Confirmed to the Supreme Court

Americans are poised for the dawn of a new era in federal justice as one of the most divisive Supreme Court nominations in modern history comes to a close. As protestors screamed and shouted from the public gallery, the Senate voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh three months after his selection by President Donald Trump—weeks marked by public protests that came to a head after three women accused the judge of past sexual assaults.

Republicans, looking to boost their party ahead of November’s midterm election, steamed ahead with the nomination. Finally, on Saturday, the Senate voted 50 to 48 to make Kavanaugh the 114th justice of the high court. Notably, Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, from Alaska, voted present instead of “no” as a favor to Sen. Steve Daines, a Republican from Montana, who was was attending his daughter’s wedding and would have voted yes.

“When a senator is necessarily absent (for example, attending their daughter’s wedding), they can ‘pair’ with another senator who is voting the opposite way,” a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters Friday night.

“I have extended this as a courtesy to my friend. It will not change the outcome of the vote,” Murkowski said Friday night on the Senate floor. “But I do hope that it reminds us that we can take very small, very small steps to be gracious with one another and maybe those small, gracious steps can lead to more.”

One of the judge’s accusers, California college professor Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, galvanized supporters—and critics—by telling the Senate Judiciary Committee under oath in a September testimony that a drunk Kavanaugh tried to force himself on her at a high school party in the ’80s. The judge denied the accusations with force that sometimes veered into belligerence. Kavanaugh, of course, was no longer a lock: Senate Judiciary Democrats interrogated him about Ford’s accusations. Republicans railed against maligning a man never convicted of a crime. #MeToo activists saw a moment to speak out—and to not repeat the scrutiny that Anita Hill endured, who in 1991 accused SCOTUS nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment.

Following Ford’s testimony, the battle over Kavanaugh reached another peak as the Senate voted 51-49 on Friday to push past a procedural hurdle and advance his appointment. Republican senators mostly fell along from party lines, with on-the-fence senators including Jeff Flake, Susan Collins, and Joe Manchin, voting to move Kavanaugh forward to a full vote. An exception came with Murkowski, a crucial swing vote who voted not to advance the embattled nominee ahead.

The Senate Judiciary Committee had initially planned to weigh in on Kavanaugh’s confirmation on Sept. 28, less than 24 hours after the country had been rocked by emotional testimony from both Kavanaugh and Ford. However, things took a dramatic turn when Arizona Senator Jeff Flake signaled he would only vote to confirm Kavanaugh if an FBI investigation was conducted into the allegations.

The investigation was completed this week. It looked into Ford’s claims that Kavanaugh had held her down and covered her mouth with his hand when they were in high school in 1982. The FBI also examined the accusations of Deborah Ramirez, a Yale classmate of Kavanaugh’s who accused him of exposing himself to her at a party. The summary of the FBI’s findings said that the allegations could not be corroborated.

“The Supplemental Background Investigation confirms what the Senate Judiciary Committee concluded after its investigation: there is no corroboration of the allegations made by Dr. Ford or Ms. Ramirez,” the summary reads.

Chuck Grassley, the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, referenced the summary on Friday to assert Kavanaugh’s innocence, insisting that an unfair smear campaign had been leveled against Trump’s nominee.

However, Democratic senators suggested the FBI investigation had been limited and curtailed by the White House. Multiple people, including former classmates of Kavanaugh’s, had said that they wanted to provide statements to the FBI but could not reach the organization. The executive summary had detailed the 10 people that the FBI interviewed, including Kavanaugh’s childhood friends Mark Judge and PJ Smyth, and Dr. Ford’s friend Leland Keyser—all people Dr. Ford said had been at the party during which the assault occurred. According to early reports, the FBI chose not to interview Dr. Ford or Kavanaugh again.

In addition to the allegations against him, Kavanaugh has also rattled pro-choice supporters with some of his past positions a judge. What comes across his desk as a Supreme Court justice remains to be seen, but what is coming up are the midterm elections. Read up on your voting rights here.

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Kate Hudson Just Shared the First Photo of Newborn Daughter Rani

Kate Hudson gave birth to a daughter on Thursday—and her name, Rani Rose, is beyond adorable (“Rani,” by the way, is pronounced “Ronnie,” should this come up at brunch)—and now she’s shared the first picture of her newborn. Spoiler alert: She’s super cute.

Rani Rose Hudson Fujikawa is the first child for Hudson and her partner, Danny Fujikawa, although Hudson also has two sons, Ryder (14) and Bing (7), from previous relationships. Rani Rose, if you’re wondering where the name came from, is a tribute to Fujikawa’s dad: “Ron was the most special man who we all miss dearly. To name her after him is an honor,” Hudson posted when she announced her daughter’s birth.

Although Hudson had originally tried to keep her pregnancy under wraps, she shared a picture of a snoozing Rani to Instagram on Saturday. The 4-day-old baby looks very cozy all swaddled up for her nap, and her tiny head is topped off with a pink bow.

“Our little Rosebud,” Hudson captioned the pic.

Hudson’s brother Wyatt Russell told People back in April how excited Hudson was to be having a girl. “I was happy. I was teary-eyed because I know how badly she wanted a girl,” he said. “I know Danny, I’m sure in some part of every man’s brain you’re like, ‘I’d love to have a little me.’ But when he met my brother’s little girl Rio, who’s the cutest thing in the entire world, she made him be like, ‘Okay, I want a girl.'”

Hudson also took followers along during her pregnancy this summer—and from an adorable baby shower to a babymoon in Tuscany, it all looked incredible.

We’re sure that the parents are over the moon about their new addition. Congrats to Kate and Danny!

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Amandla Stenberg Opens Up About Her Own Sexual Assault in the Wake of the Kavanaugh Hearings

Last week, the world watched as Dr. Christine Blasey Ford stood in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee to publicly allege that Brett Kavanaugh, the conservative D.C. judge whom President Donald Trump had nominated to the Supreme Court, had drunkenly groped her at a party, attempted to forcibly remove her clothes, and covered her mouth when she attempted to scream. Dr. Ford’s affecting, emotional account of the alleged assault immediately ignited a rippling #MeToo effect across the country, as women from Busy Phillips to Ellen Degeneres began sharing their own traumatic sexual assault experiences—feeling emboldened to do so after hearing Dr. Ford’s powerful testimony.

Actor and activist Amandla Stenberg chose to open up about her sexual assault in an op-ed for Teen Vogue published Saturday. In the powerfully penned piece, the Hate U Give star wrote about her own experiences with sexual assault and explains she felt compelled to go public with her own story after watching the Kavanaugh hearings and listening to Dr. Ford’s testimony.

“As I live-streamed Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony in a hotel room and a humid drizzle painted the windows an opaque gray, I found myself relying heavily on the tool of my breath… My breath was the tool I relied on when I ended up in a foreign country on a three-hour train ride to find an emergency contraceptive,” she wrote. “The night before, what started as a consensual experience had turned forceful. Painful things had been done to my body that made me feel broken and disposable. I was unable to consent to them, and was silenced verbally and physically when I protested.”

The actress goes on to describe the emotional weight she carried after this traumatic experience, feeling at times guilty, as though what happened to her had somehow been her fault. “I was sitting in that soup of guilt and shame that often follows an unwarranted sexual experience,” she said. “My body hurt and my mind was on a one-track loop, dissecting all the things that I was culpable for, that must have led me to my predicament.”

Stenberg explains that her assaulter was someone who was “respected” by her peers, stating: “It seemed to me that often the trade-off of being invited into spaces by these sorts of cis straight men and getting their approval was the acceptance that what I had to contribute was the value of my body as a woman. Implicit within that was the notion that, because my body served such a transactional purpose, it was no longer just my property. That was a form of social currency I was familiar with and, honestly, at times accepted.”

An often-debated topic throughout the Kavanaugh hearings revolved around the question of whether or not Dr. Ford should have come forward with the sexual assault allegation sooner. But as Stenberg points out in her essay, doing so immediately throws assault survivors into “a battle where you’ve been appointed defender of your own legitimacy.” She goes on: “You are given the responsibility of, after having just been subjected to devastating trauma, navigating impossible protocols, lest you be charged as the culprit in your own attack. You’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t. Damned to subject yourself to physical and public scrutiny, more vulnerability and social repercussions, or damned to allow the residual feelings to fester inside. Either way, you sacrifice comfort and safety within your own body, and sometimes it’s easier to just keep that pain to yourself and hope it goes away. And that is understandable and OK. We should not be condemned for being unsure of how to move through pain.”

Ultimately, it was watching Dr. Ford’s testimony that pushed the actress to “move through discomfort that [she’d] buried” and speak out: “Although these tipping points are chaotic, disorienting, infuriating, and often heartbreaking, I like to believe that real change begins with the eruption of truth.”

Read her full essay here.

If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, you can seek help by calling the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800-656-HOPE (4673). For more resources on sexual assault, visit RAINN and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

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This Eyeshadow Palette Was Made for Mamma Mia Halloween Costumes

Last night I was sitting on my couch, fondly thinking about Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again, as one does. It’s the perfect movie, about a woman living happily—instead of horror befalling her at every turn. Donna (played brilliantly by Lily James) is a sovereign nation unto herself. She’s independent. She does what she wants.

And that moment when Hugh Skinner (a.k.a. young Pierce Brosnan), looks at the floaty turquoise dress and said it’d look good on her, only for her to pop out with her thumbs stuck into her overall pockets, to laughingly say wow, he really didn’t know her at all? One, it makes my heart swell. She knows herself so well, and byeee to anyone who’s not here for it. Two, it’s a ready-made Halloween look.

I’m probably going to order overalls next week, and so is everyone else—according to Pinterest, saves for costumes inspired by Mamma Mia have gone up 1,636 percent this past year.

I was playing with makeup while pondering all this, when I had an epiphany. The palette in my hand, Huda Beauty’s Precious Stones Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette in Emerald ($27), was the eyeshadow equivalent of MM2: HWGA.

The shades are happy, but with dimension. They’re the kind of bubbly, fun, fearless colors that Donna’s style vibed with, while channeling the ’70s love for sparkle and color. The foil-finish spearmint, the seafoam (s/o to the dress), the forest greens, the yellowy grass tones, the blue-green jewel options: they’d make Donna proud. Cher, too—the icon shows up in the movie with a deep green shade on her lid, and freaking pulls it off.

Do her proud with the palette’s middle-left shade, add a boa on Halloween, and you’re set. The summery green at top-middle would pair easily with overalls for a day-of event, while the gold-tinged shade would match with any Dynamos-inspired costume. And for the seafoam dress that Donna passed over, the middle square’s emerald shade (or Dose of Colors’ option, below) would add a splash of distinction. Bold, loud, and unashamed—I know what I’ll be wearing come October 31. You?

Shop the perfect Mamma Mia shadows and costumes below:

Shop It: Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette – Precious Stones Collection in Emerald, $27, sephora.com

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Shop It: American Eagle Tomgirl Overall, $56, ae.com

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Shop It: Free People Mia Embroidered Minidress, $77, nordstrom.com

Shop It: PianPian Women’s White Casual Long Flare Sleeve With Lace Dress, $16, amazon.com

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Here’s When Meghan Markle Might Be Wearing Her Next Tiara

The royal wedding happened all the way back in May, which means it’s been almost five whole months since Meghan Markle put on a tiara. As you’ll recall, she wore the [Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau Tiara](/story/meghan-markle-royal-wedding-tiara, a gorgeous headpiece made in 1932 that featured a stunning center brooch, a flexible platinum band, and more diamonds than we can count. Having been given the chance to rock such a sparkler like that, you’d think that Markle would be wearing tiaras left and right. Unfortunately, there are rules that govern when the Duchess of Sussex and other women in the royal family can and can’t wear a tiara. But her tiara-wearing dry spell might be coming to an end: According to Marie Claire, she just may be wearing her second tiara as a royal in just two weeks.

As Marie Claire reported, royal women can only wear tiaras after 6 p.m. (with the exception of very special occasions like royal weddings) and after they’re married. In fact, as we reported, Kate Middleton has only worn a tiara five times besides her own royal wedding, thrice for state banquets, once for an annual winter party at Buckingham Palace, and once for Chinese president Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan’s visit to the U.K.

Luckily, Marie Claire pointed out that there’s a state dinner hosted by Fijian president Jioji Konrote during Markle and Prince Harry’s first international royal tour. With this being almost guaranteed to be an event that requires formal evening wear, there’s definitely a possibility that the Duchess of Sussex will be able to show off another royal tiara. If so, will she pick the Spencer Tiara, famously worn by Princess Diana on her wedding day, the Queen Elizabeth II–approved Russian Fringe Tiara, the Strathmore Rose Tiara, or another diamond-encrusted heirloom?

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We can’t wait!

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Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Swing Left, and Organizing For Action Partner on Women’s Health Day of Action

If you’re anything like me, the totality of the Brett Kavanaugh nomination and all that has come with it has wreaked havoc on your brain, your soul, and your spirit. I’m furious. I’m sad. I’m somehow both emotionally spent and energized at the same time. And I’ve given myself whiplash vacillating between hopeful and utterly distraught about America’s future—especially for women.

On Friday, the GOP-led Senate plowed ahead, as Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) promised, with a final vote presumed to happen on Saturday. And at the conclusion of her speech on the Senate floor this afternoon, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) announced that she would vote to confirm the nominee. She delivered what felt like an endless defense of Kavanaugh that seemed to prove she had never been quite on the fence about him after all.

Democrat Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) released a statement soon after Collins’ speech that he is also a “yes” on Kavanaugh. As it stands now, someone who’s been accused of sexual assault by a woman whom President Trump himself deemed a “credible” witness will be confirmed to sit on the United States Supreme Court for the rest of his life.

Far be it from me to tell you how you should process this entire mess. (I’ve wept, screamed aloud in my apartment, self-soothed with sugar, and tried to write my way through it.) But I’ve also learned that when I can channel my rage, passion, and, yes, pain into something more tangible, I feel a hell of a lot better. So, a proposal: join me?

This weekend, three of my favorite progressive organizations—Planned Parenthood Action Fund (PPFA), Swing Left, and Organizing for Action—have banded together to create a Women’s Health Day of Action. And it’s tomorrow, October 6—as in Saturday, the day that Kavanaugh might just win his nomination battle.

Their goal is simple: to help elect pro-women’s health candidates and regain a progressive majority in the House of Representatives. To that end, they have identified 16 House districts in seven states to support on October 6. Hundreds of volunteers will be working with the campaigns directly to knock on tens of thousands of doors to get out the vote in November. (In some districts, the candidates themselves will be participating.)

It’s time to activate our anger (again), ladies—and I’m all the way in.

“Everything is on the line in 2018. Women are fed up with politicians dismissing survivors of sexual assault, undermining access to Planned Parenthood health centers, and reshaping the Supreme Court to gut the constitutional right to safe, legal abortion,” says PPAF President Dawn Laguens. “Women are poised to serve a reckoning this November that is decades in the making, and this partnership is a signal that we’re all right there with them. We know that, together, our voices are too powerful to ignore.”

Literally—they are. One in five people have participated in protests since 2016, according to a Washington Post/Kaiser Family Foundation survey. And the number one issue that’s gotten them on their feet? The rights of women.

“The level of engagement and enthusiasm OFA has seen this cycle, among seasoned organizers and brand new volunteers alike, has been overwhelming – and women have been leading the charge,” says Katie Hogan, Executive Director of Organizing for Action. “It’s a phenomenon we’ve seen dating all the way back to the Women’s March, and that passion has only intensified as it’s become increasingly clear how much is at stake in November. We’re thrilled to be working in lock-step with both new leaders in the progressive space, like Swing Left, and long-time powerhouses of activism, like Planned Parenthood Action Fund, to elect representatives who will echo these voices in Washington.”

Here are the 16 districts that volunteers will target this weekend—and through the midterms on November 6. You can sign up to volunteer here.

  • AZ-02: Ann Kirkpatrick-CA-10: Josh Harder

  • CA-45: Katie Porter

  • CA-48: Harley Rouda

  • IA-01: Abby Finkenauer

  • IA-03: Cindy Axne

  • NJ-11: Mikie Sherrill

  • NJ-07: Tom Malinowski

  • NJ-03: Andy Kim

  • TX-32: Colin Allred

  • TX-07 : Lizzie Fletcher

  • TX-23: Gina Ortiz Jones

  • VA-10: Jennifer Wexton

  • VA-02: Elaine Luria-VA-05: Leslie Cockburn

  • VA-07: Abigail Spanberger

And if you don’t happen to live near one of those districts, don’t despair. Getting involved wherever you are couldn’t be easier. Contact the field office of a local candidate you support and volunteer to canvass or phone bank. Reach out to friends and relatives who aren’t routine voters to make sure they are registered (many state deadlines are fast approaching). Ask them to pledge to show up at the polls on November 6 at a site like Vote Save America.

“If we want to protect women’s health from the constant Republican attacks, it’s not enough to just vote this year. We need each and every person to knock on doors and make calls so that we can break out of our silos and bring about electoral change,” says Swing Left Political Director Katie Hogan.

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