City council candidate Nikuyah Walker shouts into a microphone at a City Council meeting after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet: Get Out and Vote!

Virginia voters are going to the polls next Tuesday in perhaps the most important election of the year. Are you in Virginia? Register, find your polling place, and please get out and vote. 

In the wake of multiple white-supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, the city is electing two new council-members: follow independent candidate Nikuyah Walker’s powerful campaign here.

This really moved me: Bustle spoke with Latinx Muslim women, who want you to know they exist and they’re fighting to be heard.

Yesterday was the 100th year anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, in which the British Empire began supporting a settler state in Palestine. Its impact is still felt on the millions of Palestinians who live under occupation, in refugee camps, or in exile today.

45’s Administration reversed another Obama-era policy this week: of the 193-member General Assembly at the United Nations, only the United States and Israel voted against a resolution condemning the embargo against Cuba. Cuba’s foreign minister said our administration lacked “the slightest moral authority to criticize Cuba.” They are not wrong.

DNAInfo and Gothamist are being shut down, a week after their reporters and editors voted to unionize. As Kelly Hayes writes,

You can no longer access ANY of the archives for these sites. Journalists have seen their work erased, neighborhoods have lost volumes of their documented history, and activists have lost a trove of articles documenting their struggles.

This is dark, friends, and it says something deeply disturbing about the state of journalism in the US, where 90 percent of the media is controlled by six corporations. If you don’t already, it’s time to start supporting whatever independent media you trust.

We hope you’ll consider starting with us. Can you donate $5, $15, or $25 today so we can keep bringing you the writing you rely on?

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Mahroh is a community organizer and law student who believes in building a world where black and brown women and our communities are able to live free of violence. Prior to law school, Mahroh was the Executive Director of Know Your IX, a national survivor- and youth-led organization empowering students to end gender violence and a junior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Her research addresses the ways militarization, racism, and sexual violence impact communities of color transnationally.

Mahroh is currently at Harvard Law School, organizing against state and gender-based violence.

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