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This week on Our Body Politic, I spoke with Alexis McGill Johnson, CEO of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, about how the new Supreme Court appointment could impact Americans’ reproductive rights. Then, Women of Color for Progress cofounders Amanda Farías and Karen Coronel talked about running for local office and motivating more women to represent their communities. Regular contributor Errin Haines of The 19th detailed her four-hour journey to cast an early vote, and Delece Smith-Barrow broke down for us the importance of this election to students at HBCUs. Our newest contributor Ruth Umoh dove into how Black business women have been affected by the pandemic. And Dr. Ijeoma Nnodim Opara described a recent encounter with a police officer who was not wearing a mask. Alice Wong, founder and director of the Disability Visibility Project discussed #CripTheVote and raising awareness for voters with disabilities. Last, activist Dolores Huerta shared with me her history with police violence, why she’d be at the protests happening right now if it wasn’t for Covid-19, and her experiences on the Playa at Burning Man.