Weekly roundup of altM news: Nov. 7

With all the stories on the Internet it can be difficult to always stay in the know. To help, we’ve searched the web for interesting pieces of news, videos and tips to help you start off your week on the right foot. In honor of election day on Tuesday this week’s roundup focuses on pieces connected to the election.

1. How to Govern Like a Feminist



Elle Magazine’s writer, Mattie Kahn, recently wrote that if Hillary Clinton wins the presidency she “will be the first American president who’s able to speak” to the issues of what it’s like to be a woman in America “from personal experience.”

“As we enter the final election countdown, we asked 12 women in politics, policy, and media to reflect on the policies that American women need most, the women who’ve inspired them to succeed, and what it means to govern like a feminist,” Khan writes.

[tweetthis]If Hillary Clinton wins the presidency she’ll be the first American president to speak on the issues of gender inequality from personal experience.[/tweetthis]


2. Letter to My Future President

3. Know Your Rights: What To Do When Faced With Voter Intimidation


“The ACLU prepared this Know Your Rights resource for election season in response to heightened concern regarding voter intimidation at polling places. Download a printable version of this info here, and a shareable social media graphic here. Contact the Election Protection Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE), the Department of Justice Voting Rights Hotline (800-253-3931), or an attorney if you believe that your rights have been violated.”


4. ‘I Love You, But…’: What Your Trump Vote Tells My Family

Photo/David Valdes Greenwood

Photo/David Valdes Greenwood

Huffington Post contributor David Valdes Greenwood writes about how, this election season, hearing people who love him say that they’ll be voting from Trump “wounds” him. He goes on to say that it’s not an irritation or a something that offends him politically but that it hurts his “heart to understand that someone who claims to care about [his] family can excuse or embrace a man who has denigrated just about every aspect of who [they] are.”

“I am a Latino son of an immigrant and a gay dad to daughter of African-American descent,” Greenwood writes. “To unpack how much Trump has said about facets of our lives is to stroll through a daily litany of mockery and dismissal. And when I look at what he has promised to do once elected, I see that we are a target.”

[tweetthis]’I Love You, But…’: What Your Trump Vote Tells My Family[/tweetthis]


5. Islam and Democracy—Friends Not Foes


Huffington Post contributor Qasim Rashid writes in an election as emotional and pivotal as this one it is essential for the Muslim community to get out and expertise their right to vote. He goes on to say that while the community’s participation is important he see many questioning, “whether our votes matter, or whether Islam recognizes secular and democratic election processes?”

“Muslims have long debated whether the western style democracy is compatible with Islamic teaching, or whether Muslims should participate in the electoral process of non-Muslims. Meanwhile, more than half of the world’s Muslims live in countries that have some form of democratic process,” Rashid writes. “But perhaps more significantly, when we examine authentic Islamic sources such as the Qur’an, the Prophet Muhammad, and his Companions, we see a clear and decisive verdict on what role the democratic process plays in Islam.”


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This list was curated by Kaitlin Montgomery, altM News Editor

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