Feminist Majority Applauds Hillary Clinton as She Takes Charge of State Department

The Feminist Majority applauds Hillary Clinton as she takes charge of the State Department. “Hillary Clinton will be a beacon for the women of the world” said Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority. “Her leadership in making women’s issues central to US foreign policy will result in historic gains for women and girls in… [Continue Reading]

Statement of Eleanor Smeal for the Feminist Majority Political Action Committee on the Selection of Sarah Palin as Republican Vice Presidential Candidate

John McCain just doesn’t get it. He doesn’t understand women voters and especially Hillary voters. Sarah Palin is no Hillary Clinton. You can’t attract Hillary voters and women voters with a woman opposed to what Hillary stands for. Sarah Palin strongly opposes women’s abortion and family planning rights. She is a proponent of teaching creationism… [Continue Reading]

Statement of Eleanor Smeal for the Feminist Majority Political Action Committee on Senator Joseph Biden’s Selection as the Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate

Having met with and worked with Senator Biden on many issues over more than two decades, I know he is committed to ending injustices towards women and securing equality. Over the years, Senator Biden has proven to be a friend of the women’s movement. On a whole host of issues, Biden has been there for… [Continue Reading]

Feminist Majority Leads Campaign to Defeat Anti-Woman Ballot Initiatives

Statement of Eleanor Smeal, President Feminist Majority launched a campaign today to build a war chest to help defeat anti-abortion ballot measures that may be placed on as many as ten state ballots in November and affirmative action ban initiatives on five. Anti-abortion extremists are gathering signatures to place measures on the ballots of Colorado,… [Continue Reading]

Supreme Court Ruling in Abortion Ban Case Disastrous for Women’s Health and Safety

Statement of Eleanor Smeal, President In upholding the Bush Administration’s abortion ban in Gonzales v. Carhart, the Bush-stacked majority of the U.S. Supreme Court showed its true colors: that it does not care about the health, well-being, and safety of American women.  In this first decision on abortion of the newly constituted majority, without Sandra Day… [Continue Reading]

Media Advisory: Afghan Women’s Forum

Urgent Action Needed on Afghanistan: Afghan and US Women’s Leaders Hold Forum at National Press Club  Conditions for Afghan women and girls dire WHERE:  National Press Club, Holeman Lounge 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC WHEN: Wednesday, March 28, 2007.  9.30am WHY: As the U.S. Congress debates Iraq/Afghanistan funding, Ms. magazine Forum features Dr. Sima Samar and feminist… [Continue Reading]