Senate Version of Trumpcare Puts Women on the Chopping Block

The Feminist Majority condemns the cruel draft of the U.S. Senate healthcare bill released today that threatens to decimate Medicaid as we know it and rip health insurance away from millions. We’re calling on U.S. Senators to oppose the Senate’s deadly, heartless version of Trumpcare.   Statement by Feminist Majority President, Eleanor Smeal:   “Today,… [Continue Reading]

Leaked Draft of Trump Administration Rule Would Deny Women Access to Birth Control

  The Feminist Majority has grave concerns about the leaked draft of the Trump administration’s interim final rule that would add “exemptions for religious beliefs and moral convictions” for all employers–whether profit making or non-profit making—to the contraception mandate of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Under this rule, the draft of which… [Continue Reading]

House Passes Cruel and Deadly American Health Care Act

The Feminist Majority condemns the vote today in the U.S. House of Representatives to demolish the Affordable Care Act and calls on the U.S. Senate to stop the deadly, cruel so-called American Health Care Act. Statement by Feminist Majority President, Eleanor Smeal: “Today, House Republicans voted to throw over 24 million people off of health… [Continue Reading]

The Top Ten Feminist Victories during Trump’s First 100 Days in Office

We’ve reached the first hundred days of the Trump administration. It’s important to reflect back on the wins of the resistance. Despite overwhelming odds, people united for justice have made the message clear: We stand together. We won’t go back. Here are the Top Ten Feminist Victories during Trump’s First 100 Days in Office. The… [Continue Reading]

White House Will Not Release Names of Visitors

Last week, the administration attempted to quietly bury its decision to abandon the Obama-era practice of releasing the White House visitors’ logs, citing national security concerns. This means that thousands of lobbyists, donors and businessmen who come to meet with the President or his senior staff will be kept secret in records that are arguably… [Continue Reading]

The Dream of Equality Lives: The Revival of the Equal Rights Amendment

The fight for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is seeing a revival across the country. 35 years after Congress’s deadline for ratification passed, advocates for gender equality are gaining momentum in the push for a constitutional protection against discrimination based on sex. A survey conducted last year found that 80 percent of Americans polled thought… [Continue Reading]

Statement From Feminist Majority President Eleanor Smeal on Senate Actions Concerning Neil Gorsuch’s Confirmation to the Supreme Court

Today the Feminist Majority thanks the Senators who made history filibustering the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, and condemns the move by Senate Republicans to employ the “nuclear option.” Feminist Majority President Eleanor Smeal released the following statement:   “We want to thank the Democratic and Independent Senators who stood strong for… [Continue Reading]

Nevada Becomes 36th State to Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment

Today, Nevada became the 36th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), a federal Constitutional amendment that would prohibit sex discrimination and guarantee equal rights for women and girls. Nevada’s ratification will be finalized exactly 45 years after the United States Senate approved and sent the ERA to the states. As Senator Pat Spearman,… [Continue Reading]

As Attorney General, Will Jeff Session Enforce or Ignore America’s Laws?

Donald Trump could not have picked an attorney general with a more egregious record than Jeff Sessions, with his failure to defend the life, liberty and pursuit of happiness of all Americans. Feminist Majority has signed onto a letter with over 200 other national civil and human rights organizations to express strong opposition against the… [Continue Reading]