Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Daughter Is Leading The Youth Fight Against Climate Change

Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Daughter Is Leading The Youth Fight Against Climate Change

Ilhan Omar, the freshman congresswoman from Minnesota who made history as the first Somali-American elected to legislative office in the U.S., has a powerful ally in her fight to combat climate change: Her 16-year-old daughter Isra Hirsi. Just met @AOC and we talked about the #YouthCimateStrike! She will be in attendance in her district! So…
Sen. Lisa Murkowski Will Resurrect Bill To Protect Indigenous Women Against Violence

Sen. Lisa Murkowski Will Resurrect Bill To Protect Indigenous Women Against Violence

After losing her re-election bid, Heitkamp won't be back in the Senate when the 116th Congress comes into session in January. But it looks like one of her final acts as senator was to make sure a colleague will carry on her mission to help Indigenous peoples. HuffPo reports that Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski plans…
After Hurricane Maria, A Hidden Crisis Of Violence Against Women In Puerto Rico

After Hurricane Maria, A Hidden Crisis Of Violence Against Women In Puerto Rico

ESCAPE, which offers prevention and intervention services for domestic violence and children’s abuse cases in several areas of the island, saw a 62% increase in requests for survivor-related services and a 47% surge in requests for preventive and education resources. Other organizations offering services for survivors reported similar surges. “We also witnessed the intensity of…

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