...Ready For It?: Voting Season is Here | theSkimm

As the nation mourns the loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her death leaves a vacancy on the Supreme Court that Republicans are eager to fill ASAP. We’ll break down where the effort to nominate her replacement currently stands.

Then, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for: the United Nations General Assembly is back in action over Zoom. Luckily, they all remembered to unmute themselves before diving into the latest on a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Also, the 2020 election is less than 40 days away. But in many states, ballots have already been mailed out already and are even getting sent back in. We asked some top Democratic and Republican officials how they’re making their pitch to voters in the home stretch of the campaign and how they’re trying to reach you, the voter, literally everywhere. 

Finally, tomorrow is World Contraception Day. But while safe and reliable forms of contraception are more available now than ever, access and affordability remain a huge issue for women around the world. 

PS: Have voting questions? We’ve got you covered. Head to theskimm.com/2020 to learn more. 

And in case you’re curious, here’s more info on World Contraception Day from the official WCD campaign, the U.N. and the W.H.O.  

On this episode, you’ll hear from: 

  • Wendi Wallace, Deputy Executive Director, Democratic Governors Association
  • Ronna McDaniel, Chairwoman, Republican National Committee
  • Dr. Stephanie Frazin, Family Planning Fellow, University of California, San Francisco 

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