Sejal Singh

Sejal Singh is a columnist at Feministing, an LGBTQ rights activist, and Policy Coordinator for Know Your IX, a national campaign to end gender-based violence in schools. She is a frequent speaker on civil rights in education and violence against women. Her views are her own.

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5 Steps to Save the ACA Before It’s Too Late

While everyone’s been distracted by Trump and Russia, Senate Republicans have been crafting their dangerous Obamacare repeal bill behind closed doors — and they want to vote on it by the end of the month. This is not a drill.

While everyone’s been distracted by Trump and Russia, Senate Republicans have been crafting their dangerous Obamacare repeal bill behind closed doors — and they want to vote on it by the end of the month. ...

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DeVos’ Vouchers Could License Discrimination Against LGBTQ Youth

At a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley grilled Betsy DeVos on whether her school vouchers plan would prohibit schools receiving vouchers from discriminating against LGBTQ students or on the basis of religion. She refused to give a clear answer. And here’s why: she can’t. Because of a loophole in federal civil rights law, DeVos’ voucher program opens the door to further legalized discrimination against LGBTQ students and girls.

At a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley grilled Betsy DeVos on whether her school vouchers plan would prohibit schools receiving vouchers from discriminating against LGBTQ students or on the basis of religion. She ...

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Where Is the Free Speech Outrage for Linda Sarsour?

Last month, Women’s March Co-Chair and anti-Islamophobia activist Linda Sarsour was invited to give a commencement speech to graduates at the City University of New York School of Public Health. But now, local politicians are pressuring the school to withdraw the invitation because of Sarsour’s left-wing politics.

Last month, Women’s March Co-Chair and anti-Islamophobia activist Linda Sarsour was invited to give a commencement speech to graduates at the City University of New York School of Public Health. But now, local politicians are ...

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The ACA Repeal Is Back and Worse for Women Than Ever

UPDATE: The House is rushing to vote on ACA repeal today, May 4th, despite the fact that no one’s debated the latest repeal bill, the Congressional Budget Office hasn’t scored it, and members of Congress admit that they don’t even know what’s in it. The vote will be close, and every single member will count. Here are the Reps who are on the fence: call them and demand they vote NO on the ACA repeal. 

UPDATE: The House is rushing to vote on ACA repeal today, May 4th, despite the fact that no one’s debated the latest repeal bill, the Congressional Budget Office hasn’t scored it, and members of Congress ...

WASHINGTON - JANUARY 22:  Pro-choice advocates participate in protest in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building January 22, 2010 in Washington, DC. Activists from across the nation gathered to commemorate the 37th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, which decriminalized abortion in all fifty states.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

No Bernie, There’s No Economic Justice Without Abortion Access

On Thursday, Senator Bernie Sanders flew to Nebraska to campaign for Health Mello, a Democrat running for Mayor of Omaha. The stop is part of Bernie’s “Unity Tour” with Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez — the beginning of a national effort to rebuild and unite Democrats around a shared vision for the party’s future.

On Thursday, Senator Bernie Sanders flew to Nebraska to campaign for Health Mello, a Democrat running for Mayor of Omaha. The stop is part of Bernie’s “Unity Tour” with Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez ...

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