Women's rights

The #MeToo election isn't happening

Illustration of a single MeToo sign with many other signs in front of it
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If you've been watching the 2020 Democratic debates so far — which has a record number of women running in a primary — it's easy to forget that #MeToo ever happened.

Why it matters: It's the first presidential election since the rise of the movement, which the Democrats embraced. Yet the only presidential candidate who's making these issues a staple of her campaign is Kirsten Gillibrand, who's struggling to clear 1% in the polls — and the issues have barely registered in the debates so far.

Elizabeth Warren's 2020 plan to improve work life for women of color

2020 Presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has introduced a new 2020 plan on Friday to improve the working conditions and pay for women of color, relying on the power of executive orders that she would sign Day 1 of her presidency.

The big picture: Warren says these executive actions are part of a broader plan to ensure equal opportunities and financial security for women of color. Warren has outlined plans for universal child care, affordable housing and student debt cancellation.