We Applaud the Introduction of the EACH Woman Act to End Restrictions on Health Insurance Coverage of Abortion

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“For too long, low-income women have been denied abortion coverage just because they can’t afford it and live in a state without coverage,” said Feminist Majority President Eleanor Smeal.

The TPP is a Bad Deal for Women

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“Don’t be fooled. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is no deal for women. It hurts women workers and undermines women’s rights and human rights, while also threatening environmental regulations, availability of affordable medicines, food safety, and more,” said Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority Foundation.

Feminist Majority Urges Congresswoman Donna Edwards to Run For US Senate

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On International Women’s Day and during the 50th Anniversary of the Selma March for Voting Rights, the Feminist Majority urges U.S. Representative Donna Edwards (D-MD) to make history and to seek retiring Senator Barbara Mikulski’s seat.

STATEMENT: Feminist Majority Applauds President’s Executive Order on Immigration

Statement from Eleanor Smeal, Feminist Majority president: “The Feminist Majority applauds President Obama for taking much needed executive action to help fix our broken immigration system that has for too long torn hardworking families apart. We also commend the tireless grassroots activists who fought for this victory for themselves, their children, and their families. “For… [Continue Reading]

Feminists Applaud the 20th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act

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“The work continues. But VAWA has laid the necessary groundwork for us to win.”

Women Just Won Big In Mississippi

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Feminist Majority Foundation leaders are elated by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decision upholding a preliminary injunction against a Mississippi TRAP (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Provider) law that would have closed the only abortion clinic in the state.

Thursday: Rally To Ratify the ERA Now!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 23, 2014 J.T. Johnson ∙ Office – (703) 522-2214 ∙ Cell – (202) 681-7251jessica@feministmajority.org Facebook.com/FeministMajority @femmajority Thursday: Rally To Ratify the ERA Now! WHEN:Thursday, July 24, 2014 WHERE:Sidewalk in front of the U.S. Supreme Court1 First St, NE, Washington, DC MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Eleanor Smeal, Feminist Majority President WASHINGTON – Thursday at 9:00 a.m., Rep…. [Continue Reading]

Women Demand Ratification of CEDAW

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 24, 2014 J.T. Johnson ∙ (703) 522-2214 jjohnson@feminist.org Facebook.com/FeministMajority @femmajority Women Demand Ratification of CEDAW WASHINGTON – Today, the Feminist Majority joins with Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and women of the Senate in decrying violence against women and girls across the globe, and calls on the Senate to take action to… [Continue Reading]

Feminist Majority Commemorates 10th Anniversary of the March for Women’s Lives

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“Ten years ago, FM staff and supporters carried signs demanding that legislators ‘Stop the War on Women.’ Although we’ve certainly come far since 2004, that war has continued to threaten many of our victories. Today, we are not only looking back, but marching forward.”

We Endorse Marisa DeFranco for U.S. House of Representatives

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“Marisa DeFranco is a long-time and very strong advocate for women’s rights, immigrants, and children in foster care. She is a tireless worker and leader on a wide range of issues that advance women’s equality. Marisa is a leader that we need in Congress to advance women’s pay equity, as well as immigration reform, LGBT rights, and social justice issues such as ending sex trafficking.”