Media Round Up: Week of January 31st

Happy Friday! Welcome to our Media Round Up. Each week we’re collecting and sharing our favorite gender + politics stories. Here’s what caught our eye this week:

Stacey Abrams Has Been Nominated for A Nobel Peace Prize

Jenna Amatulli, HuffPost

Voting rights activist and former minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives Stacey Abrams has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Abrams is widely known for her work to fight voter suppression in the state of Georgia with her organization, Fair Fight. Her efforts led Democrats to secure the state in both the 2020 presidential election and Georgia’s 2021 Senate election. Lars Haltbrekken, a member of Norway’s Parliament who nominated Abrams said, “Her work follows in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s footsteps in the fight for equality before the law and for civil rights.”

You can read the full article here.

Republicans rally to keep Cheney in power

Julie Grace Brufke, Mike Lillis & Scott Wong, The Hill

On Wednesday, Republicans voted 145-61 to keep Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) as the most powerful GOP woman in Congress just three weeks after her vote to impeach President Trump following the attack on the Capitol. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy was an important ally to Cheney as he defended her actions and called for unity. “People can have differences of opinion,” McCarthy said. “Liz has a right to vote her conscience. And at the end of the day we’ll be united.”

You can read the full article here.

Call in Kamala: Biden turns to the veep to sell Covid vax to communities of color

Eugene Daniels, Politico

As the highest-ranking person of color in American government, Vice President Harris will be in charge of encouraging communities of color who have been skeptical of the COVID-19 vaccine to get vaccinated. The administration plans to have Harris attend virtual events and town halls to promote the vaccine to communities of color, who are also among the most vulnerable to infection, in hopes that this will build trust. Harris recently tweeted a video of herself at the National Institute of Health, where she publicly received the second dose of the vaccine, and said, “It was painless, it was simple, it takes seconds and it will save your life. And it’ll save your family’s life.”

You can read the full article here.

Biden signs order aimed at reuniting migrant families separated at the border under the Trump administration

Mariel Padilla, The 19th

President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Tuesday aimed at reuniting families who were separated at the border. The order establishes a task force that will be led by Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas and will work to reunite the hundreds of children who remain separated from their families. With very little information on their whereabouts, the new task force’s biggest challenge will be locating the migrant children.

You can read the full article here.

Marjorie Taylor Greene has been stripped of her committee assignments. What’s next?

Clare Foran, Annie Grayer & Daniella Diaz, CNN

On Thursday, the US House of Representatives voted to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee assignments following past statements that demonstrated support for extremist conspiracy theories and calls for violence towards top Democrats. Although she is being stripped of committee assignments, she will still be able to vote as a member of Congress. After the decision Rep. Jimmy Gomez, a Democrat from California, announced that he’s pushing a resolution to remove Greene from Congress and said, “I’m committed to bringing this up, and I said that to leadership that there needs to be a vote sooner rather than later on this.”

You can read the full article here.

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