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.”

We’re Endorsing Maura Healey for Attorney General of Massachusetts!

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“We enthusiastically endorse Maura Healey, a trailblazer for women’s rights, civil rights, and human rights, for Attorney General of Massachusetts.”

Feminist Majority Applauds President Obama’s “Year of Action”

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During last night’s speech, President Obama maintained his clear intention to move forward – with or without the cooperation of Congress – on issues of paramount importance to women: increasing the minimum wage, curbing the rising costs of college tuition, ensuring equal pay for equal work and allowing paid family leave.

Feminist Majority Denounces the Passage of HR 7 in the House

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“HR 7 is a blatant attack on women’s reproductive rights and an attempt to take away a woman’s ability to make personal health care decisions, including decisions about abortion. This bill flatly puts women’s health at risk by dramatically restricting access to abortion coverage.”

Feminist Majority to Supreme Court: Don’t Gut Federal Domestic Violence Law

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“In a country where three women are already murdered every day through domestic violence, it would be tragic beyond measure to re-arm tens of thousands of abusers.”

Feminist Majority Endorses Heather Mizeur in Race for Maryland Governor

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Feminist Majority announced today its support for Del. Heather Mizeur in her bid to become governor of Maryland. Mizeur is an established state leader who fights for women’s and human rights, health care access and education. If elected, Mizeur will become Maryland’s first woman governor and the first openly gay governor… [Continue Reading]