After it launched in the early 1970s, Ms. magazine became a leading voice in the fight for equal rights for women and other issues that came to define feminism. In 2020, equality at the ballot box became one of the leading issues for the media platform's editors.
So it's no surprise that the 2020 list of "top feminists" includes a number of women who played critical roles in the democracy reform movement. Here's a look at some of the women on the list.
This is the first installment of an ongoing Q&A series.
As Democrats take power in Washington, if only tenuously, many democracy reform groups see a potential path toward making the American political system work better. In this installment, Matt Strabone, general counsel for RepresentUs, answers our questions about 2020 accomplishments and plans for the year ahead. His organization advocates overhauling lobbying, transparency, ethics and campaign finance laws. Strabone's responses have been edited for clarity and length.
Donald Trump's pardoning of criminals who lack remorse and cronies who lack conscience challenges us to reexamine the belief that the president's pardon power is virtually unlimited, writes attorney Stanley Marcuss.
For its book club first meeting, Open Democracy has selected "Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy from Big Money and Global Corporations" by Jeffrey Clements, who will join in the discussion.