Issue 71: The Ocasio Effect
“Women like me aren’t supposed to run for office.” By now you’ve probably heard us shouting from the rooftops about NYC’s own 28-year-old Latina democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Last week, Ocasio-Cortez made national headlines and stunned mainstream politicos by defeating 10-term incumbent Joe Crowley in the NY-14 Congressional Democratic primary. This week, we’re talking about what Ocasio-Cortez’s victory means for women, socialists, the Democratic party, the state, and the country—and how we can keep up the momentum by supporting more progressive women like her.
Issue 70: #EndFamilyDetention
Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen our federal government separate over 2,000 children from their families. It’s unconscionable—and after significant pushback, the Trump administration changed course last Wednesday. Instead of separating families while parents are detained, they’re now looking to detain children with their parents (WTF?). This week, we’re diving into the Trump admin's shift in migrant children policy, why it’s still fucked up, and what you can do to fight back.
Sidenote: HUGE news from yesterday's federal primary. Tune in next week for more Broad Room coverage!
Issue 69:️ SCOTUS strikes again
But seriously. Last week the Supreme Court pulled another fast one, ruling that states may kick people off their voter rolls if they skip a few elections and fail to respond to notices. This is another example of voter suppression in the name of combating the right-wing boogie man: voter fraud (it's not actually a thing). This week we're talking about the dangerous consequences of the ruling, and what you can do about it.
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PPS: Election Day in NY is NEXT TUESDAY. Find your district + research the candidates.