ISSUE 44: Shelter Me

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75,000. 

That’s how many people rely on homeless services in NYC. This number has been inching upward for decades, the result of a growing affordability crisis and long-time failure of national, state, and local government to build or save housing for those on the brink of losing their homes. This week, as many prepare to spend time with family in a place they call home, we’re focusing on the New Yorkers who don’t have one, the challenges they face, and how we can help.

ISSUE 43: Let Our Dreamers Stay

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The lives of nearly 1 million undocumented youth are at stake right now. 

Our tyrant president has been playing games with the futures of immigrant Americans by ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)—and there’s no clear fix in sight. This week, we’re breaking down the difference between the DREAM (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) Act and DACA, what must happen to keep the Dreamers in the US, and what you can do to help. (Know any lawyers?)

ISSUE 42: Let's talk about privilege baby

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Another one bites the dust.

Since the floodgates opened in October, scores of women have come forward with stories of sexual harassment, bringing decades of abuse by powerful men into the spotlight. Now hardly a day goes by that another prominent man isn't outed for his disgusting behavior—behavior that has been swept under the rug by (mostly male-led) institutions willing to look the other way. There's not enough we can say about this issue, but this week we’re focusing on the women who have the most to lose by speaking out, and who still feel powerless in the face of sexual harassment.

ISSUE 36: (How to) fuck the office patriarchy

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(How to) fuck the office patriarchy. 

Workplace sexism against women is so deeply ingrained in our society, sometimes we forget it’s even happening. While we're starting to see occasional justice meted out (Harvey Weinstein's implosion, Bill O’Reilly fired), we’re under no illusion that for every man caught, countless more are not called out. (And those men and their millions are hardly suffering.) Plus, we have to deal with the men who do nothing about workplace sexism—the ones who self-identify as “feminists” without taking any proactive steps to break down the institutional barriers that keep them in their positions of power. So this week, we’re looking at different types of workplace sexism, how to confront it head-on, and where to find support while we deal with the assholes who perpetrate it.

ISSUE 35: Time to get to work, work, work, work, work, work

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Time to get to work: 

We’ve had a couple vom-inducing weeks of news about men in power (Harvey Weinstein, every Trump tweet, Congress taking away our birth control, etc.). So, we’re moving the needle by working to elect badass women in the Virginia state legislature. In this week’s memo, we’re diving into next month's Virginia House of Delegates election—why the outcome matters to women (and young people) across the country, and which lady candidates we're working to elect (tomorrow!).