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Due to the recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, women are leaving their jobs or scaling back work responsibilities at alarming rates. And in part, it’s because of the still-ingrained expectation that women are responsible for child care.

From Chabeli Carrrazana, writing for The 19th:

With the 2020 census currently underway, the redrawing of electoral districts is soon to follow. It’s a part of as gerrymandering, the process by which local, state, and national jurisdictions take stock of their demographics and change their district boundaries. The move is notorious among both Democrats and Republicans for having the ability to skew political power  and divide constituent votes.

Since the pandemic began, working mothers have grappled with staying engaged at their jobs. That predictable outcome has big consequences for families, employers and the American economy.

The history of casting a ballot in the United States has been marked by the battles to make voting accessible. While poll taxes and literacy tests are no longer legal, some states have turned to other laws that voting access advocates say turn voters away. Most states now require some form of identification.

When COVID-19 Hangs Around For The Long Haul

Sep 23, 2020

Most Americans know that the absence of COVID-19 symptoms after a 14-day quarantine is a solid signal you don’t still have the virus.

But that’s not true in all cases… and in many, the effects of the virus linger for months and may cause damage that will last for years.