Illinois Becomes 37th State to Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment

Last night, with a required three-fifths vote (72-45) in the state House, Illinois became the 37th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. In April, the Illinois Senate had voted 43-12 to ratify. We are now only one state short of guaranteeing women’s equality in the U.S. Constitution.   A mega coalition of Illinois women’s… [Continue Reading]

If We Care About Maternal Health, We Have To Address National Clinic Violence

Tomorrow is International Maternal Health Day, an important opportunity to discuss the challenges that women around the world face when trying to access the full range of comprehensive reproductive healthcare. It would be negligent to pretend that the United States stands as a model to the rest of the world in this regard, especially considering… [Continue Reading]

Top Ten Feminist Victories of 2017

The Women’s Marches on January 21 The day after Donald Trump was inaugurated, 5.6 million people took to the streets to resist Trump’s agenda and advocate for women’s equality, reproductive rights and healthcare, racial justice, LGBTQ equality, economic opportunity, and environmental justice. People marched in at least 999 marches, in all 50 states, in 92… [Continue Reading]

Feminist Majority President Eleanor Smeal Condemns GOP Tax Bill, A Bad Deal for Women

“I am horrified that Republicans in the House and Senate have chosen to pass a tax bill that they know benefits the top one percent at the expense of the majority of people in America,” said Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority. “Republican leadership has made it very clear that their real allegiance is… [Continue Reading]

2017 Women Money Power Summit and 30th Anniversary Luncheon

The celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Feminist Majority/Feminist Majority Foundation at our Women Money Power Summit and Luncheon was a major success. Over 400 guests attended our event on December 6, 2017 at the National Press Club in Washington DC. The Summit & Luncheon brought together an inspirational combination of feminist leaders, thinkers,… [Continue Reading]

Take Action To Save Birth Control Coverage

You have less than a week to submit a comment urging the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to stop Trump’s interim rules allowing employers, universities, and insurers to deny birth control coverage if they claim a religious or moral objection. HHS is trying to deter people from commenting by having separate comment drives for… [Continue Reading]

Feminists Won Big on Election Day

This week, in Virginia and across the country, we witnessed just how strong the feminist political movement is. Election Day was nothing short of a victory for the values and goals that we hold dear. The voters have rejected Trumpism and voted for healthcare, gun reform, and equality. We saw feminist women, many running for… [Continue Reading]

Feminist Majority and National Organization for Women Endorse Northam, Fairfax, and Herring in Virginia

For Immediate Release Contact: Erin Gistaro // 703.522.2214 // erin@feministmajority.org The Feminist Majority and the National Organization for Women (NOW) are proud to endorse Ralph Northam for Governor of Virginia, Justin Fairfax for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, and Mark Herring for Attorney General of Virginia. Women win with these three feminist candidates who each have… [Continue Reading]

Marsha Blackburn’s Deadly Relationship with Opioid Distributors

In 2016, at least 1,631 Tennesseans died from opioid overdoses, more people than died from car accidents or gunshots in the state. Because many of Tennessee’s counties are unable to keep up with the costs of the increasing number of autopsies, many deaths go without investigation, and the real number of opioid related casualties is… [Continue Reading]

New Trump Birth Control Rules Are Misogynistic Attack on Women

The Trump administration announced today two new interim rules that would exempt, for religious beliefs and moral convictions, all employers and insurance companies—whether profit making or non-profit making—from the mandate in the Affordable Care Act to cover contraception without co-pays or deductibles. Under this rule, the Trump administration will allow all employers to deny birth… [Continue Reading]