Molly Bangs

Molly Bangs, a VICE Impact contributor, is a master's degree candidate in political science at Columbia University. A writer and researcher, she is also senior associate at The Century Foundation. Her writing focuses on women's and human rights as well as social and environmental justice. Molly has worked at the Huffington Post, the New York City Council, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Aspen Institute. Molly graduated cum laude from Connecticut College with a bachelor's degree in Government and a minor in Hispanic Studies.

Rise Up

Women's March Activists Set Their Sights on the 2018 Midterm Elections

In New York City, and across the country, the March's anti-Trump sentiment is poised to take to the polls.
Molly Bangs
1.22.18
Rise Up

A Year Later, the Women's March Movement Is Primed for Political Victory

We talked with women-led advocacy groups about their path to win at the polls in 2018.
Molly Bangs
1.19.18
Rise Up

Why the Battle Over Trump's Court Appointees is a Game-Changer

With Republicans pushing through record numbers of Trump’s federal judicial nominees, polarization may threaten the federal bench. Here’s what you can do at the federal and state levels.
Molly Bangs
1.5.18
Livable Planet

Here's What's Next for the UN as They Move Closer to Their Global Goals Deadline

A forum convened this summer for countries to report on progress they’ve made in advance of the two year anniversary of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Are we on the mark or too far gone?
Molly Bangs
9.20.17
Rise Up

A Non-Profit is Training Grandmas to Become Solar Engineers in Rural Areas Worldwide

Barefoot College is empowering localities to train rural, poor women as solar engineers and educators within their communities.
Molly Bangs
9.8.17
Rise Up

Here are Significant Standout Bipartisan Efforts of the Last Decade

Republicans and Democrats hate each other, but here are some instances of political decorum from the past decade that actually worked out in the end.
Molly Bangs
8.4.17
Voices

Teachers Share Their Concerns About Education Politics in the US

Wages are low, policies and rhetoric are frustrating, but America's teachers are undeterred.
Molly Bangs
7.25.17
Voices

Teachers Shape the Next Generation, But Can They Live Off Their Salaries?

Wages are low, policies and rhetoric are frustrating, but America's teachers are undeterred.
Molly Bangs
7.24.17
Impact Equality

These Are the Past Social Movements That Actually Make America Great

Protest is (still) patriotic.
Molly Bangs
6.30.17
Impact Equality

Having More Women in Power Is Not Just About Being Fair

Women in government and high-level leadership in business symbolically and substantively move society in a more equitable direction.
Molly Bangs
6.1.17
Impact Climate

China Is the World's Climate Change Rising Star

After the Bonn climate talks, the U.S. is totally dropping the ball.
Molly Bangs
5.23.17
Impact Climate

As Bonn Climate Talks Kick Off, Has the U.S. Lost All Credibility?

Representatives weigh in on what's happening on the ground at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Germany.
Molly Bangs
5.10.17
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