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Lauren Holter


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Past articles by Lauren:

How The "I Voted" Sticker Came To Be

The history of the "I voted" sticker and how it became a tradition. → Read More

When To Vote On Election Day In-Person

If you're planning to vote in-person on Election Day, plan your visit for off-peak hours, but prepare for long lines. → Read More

Texas Race Shows Democratic Party's Unwavering Loyalty to Incumbents—Even If They're Anti-Choice

“The Democratic establishment needs to ask itself why it’s constantly willing to compromise on abortion rights and further harm communities that are most impacted by restrictions." → Read More

Planned Parenthood’s Dr. Leana Wen Explains Why She’s Optimistic About Roe V. Wade

Forty-six years after the Supreme Court issued its landmark abortion decision, politicians continue to call for Roe v. Wade to be overturned or, at the very least, significantly dismantled. The confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh… → Read More

Teachers Elected To Office In 2018 Are Reshaping State Legislatures Across The Country

Back in April, Trish Ranson spent 10 days protesting deep cuts to school budgets and pay freezes for teachers at the Oklahoma State Capitol. The statewide strike ultimately led to some of the worst-paid teachers in the nation receiving an average… → Read More

The Voting Rights Advancement Act Aims To Roll Back Creeping Discrimination At The Polls

Alabama's veteran Democratic congresswoman has condemned what she calls modern-day voter suppression for years, but she says widespread reports of problems at the ballot box during the midterm election make the issue urgent. Rep. Terri Sewell… → Read More

Why Melissa Mark-Viverito Is Running For New York City Public Advocate — EXCLUSIVE

Letitia James' election as New York attorney general means she'll soon be the first black woman to hold statewide office in New York, joining a long list of women who became "firsts" in the 2018 midterms. Seeing so many ground-breaking women — and… → Read More

Trump's Latest Birth Control Move Could Make Your Next Pharmacy Visit A Lot More Expensive

The day after a record number of women were elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, the Trump administration issued yet another blow to reproductive rights. By finalizing a plan that allows companies to opt out of the Affordable Care Act’s… → Read More

Some Thousand Oaks Survivors Had Reportedly Escaped Another Tragic Mass Shooting

For some who were inside the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, where a gunman shot and killed a dozen people on Wednesday night, this wasn't their first experience with a horrific mass shooting. Some Thousand Oaks victims were… → Read More

Deb Haaland Doesn't Know What To Expect On Capitol Hill — But She Knows What You Want From Her

The newest congresswoman-elect for New Mexico's 1st Congressional District may be going to Congress "humbly," as she put it, but that won't stop her from fighting for universal health care and real climate change solutions as a freshman… → Read More

Anti-Choice Measures Are on the Ballot in Three States Next Week

The referendums come at a tumultuous time for abortion rights in the US. → Read More

Abortion Is on the Ballot in These States Next Week

Voters in Alabama, Oregon, and West Virginia will weigh in on abortion-related ballot measures this year. → Read More

Electing More Women To Congress Could Have A Huge Impact On A Few Crucial Issues

With so many women running for office in the midterm election, 2019 could see a drastic rise in the number of female lawmakers serving on Capitol Hill. And a shift in Congress' gender representation will do more than alter a few statistics, as a new… → Read More

4 Women Running For Office With Student Debt On How They’re Making It Work

Leading up to the Virginia Democratic primary election, Vangie Williams would work on her congressional campaign until midnight most nights after grinding away at her full-time job as a strategic planner. She'd then switch gears to work on her… → Read More

Michelle Obama's Global Girls Alliance Aims To Help Girls Around The World Go To School

The former first lady took another step toward achieving her long-term goal of helping more girls around the world get an education on Thursday. In an interview with the Today show, which happened to fall on International Day of the Girl, Michelle… → Read More

Planned Parenthood's Plan To Protect Abortion Rights Prepares For A Future Without Roe V. Wade

With Brett Kavanaugh now filling a seat on the Supreme Court bench, reproductive rights advocates are more worried than ever that SCOTUS will chip away at Roe v. Wade. In case that happens, Planned Parenthood released its plan for protecting… → Read More

The #WalkoutToVote Campaign Calls On Students To March To The Polls — Here's How To Get Involved

As March For Our Lives activists work toward registering a record number of voters for the midterm election, a new youth coalition wants to make sure those voters actually show up to the polls this year. The Future Coalition's Election Day… → Read More

March For Our Lives' #TurnoutTuesday Midterm Campaign Gives You A Weekly Plan To Get Involved

March For Our Lives' summer tour may have come to a close, but the gun control activists aren't slowing down before the midterm election. On Wednesday, March For Our Lives is launching a #TurnoutTuesday midterm campaign aimed at registering voters… → Read More

Christine Ford Could Be Cross-Examined If She Testifies — But Experts Say That Would Be “Bonkers”

As the Senate Judiciary Committee moves forward with another hearing in Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination now that he's been accused of sexual misconduct, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) proposed that Kavanaugh's lawyer question his accuser… → Read More

Women Candidates In 2018 Are Giving Each Other The Support That The Political System Won’t

Amanda Septimo was the first person Catalina Cruz texted when she saw an all-male panel on Univision Nueva York debating why more women don't hold elected office in the United States earlier this month. The two women, new friends each running for… → Read More