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Why We Need to Let Parents Use Campaign Funds for Childcare

Childcare affects candidates both up and down the ballot—local races tend to attract fewer resources and donors, while city elected officials are still tasked with making major decisions affecting constituents’ lives.

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Respect for Democracy — and Women — Is Required to Solve Climate Change

Often, the global climate discourse centers on the logistics of cutting emissions and mitigating the effects of climate change, as well as mobilizing resources to guarantee the security of vulnerable communities. However, an equally crucial but less discussed aspect is the role of democratic freedoms — free speech, assembly, and access to information — in shaping climate justice and solutions.

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Not One Woman on the List

Earlier this month, Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev announced the organizing committee for COP29, which will be held there in November. The list included 28 appointees, including Azeri government ministers of energy, health, finance and economy, among others.