Feminist Majority Protests the Separation of Children from Parents at the Border

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 13, 2018 Contact: Megan Connor (DC) 703-522-2214 mconnor@feminist.org Candice Mercer (LA) 310-556-2500 cmercer@feminist.org Feminist Majority Protests the Separation of Children from Parents at the Border Statement of Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority, denouncing the abhorrent and cruel policy of the Trump Administration to separate children from their parents who… [Continue Reading]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Illinois Governor Rauner Pledges to Authorize Medicaid Funding of Abortion

Governor Rauner announced today that he will sign into law House Bill 40, which authorizes abortion funding under the state Medicaid program, as well as under the state insurance programs for state employees, and eliminates the Illinois “trigger” law that would have banned abortion if the U.S. Supreme Court were ever to reverse Roe v…. [Continue Reading]

Statement of Eleanor Smeal on the Rescission of DACA

The Feminist Majority Foundation stands with the 800,000 Dreamers who have built lives here in the United States and contribute to our communities every day. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced for the Trump Administration that it has rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which – even with time for Congress to act… [Continue Reading]

Feminist Majority Statement on Weekend’s Deadly White Supremacist Rally

A statement by Feminist Majority President Eleanor Smeal on the domestic terrorism carried out this weekend by the white supremacist movement. “This weekend, in Charlottesville and Seattle, our county witnessed a dangerous and deadly display of hatred from white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and the KKK, all under the banner of the so-called alt-right. We watched as… [Continue Reading]

Feminist Majority Thanks the Senators and Activists Who Helped Defeat Senate Trumpcare Bill

In the early morning hours of July 28, 2017 the U.S. Senate voted 51-49 against the skinny repeal of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as the latest version of Trumpcare.   Statement by Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority, on the temporary defeat of Trumpcare in the U.S. Senate:   “This is an… [Continue Reading]

Trumpcare 3.0 is STILL Inhumane and Deadly

A statement from Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority: “The more things change, the more they stay the same. Trumpcare 3.0 is STILL inhumane and deadly. The revised Senate Trumpcare plan—the Better Care Reconciliation Act—would still decimate Medicaid, using caps and cuts to end the program as we know it. This bill would rob… [Continue Reading]