“We enthusiastically endorse Maura Healey, a trailblazer for women’s rights, civil rights, and human rights, for Attorney General of Massachusetts.”
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.
“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.”
“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.”
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]
The Feminist Majority today applauds Janet Yellen on her confirmation as the first woman in history to lead the Federal Reserve.
“No one should have to risk financial insecurity to care for a loved one or themselves in such circumstances.”
“We congratulate Senator Reid on his leadership,” said Feminist Majority President Eleanor Smeal. “Republicans have been engaging in an egregious abuse of power by systematically blocking presidential nominees to the federal bench and disproportionately affecting the appointment of highly qualified women and people of color.”
Feminists nationwide are celebrating two Supreme Court decisions to uphold marriage equality for same-sex couples. In a narrow 5-4 decision the Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) with Justice Kennedy writing the decision with Justice Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan for the majority. Justice Scalia, Thomas, Alito, and Chief Justice… [Continue Reading]
STATEMENT OF ELEANOR SMEAL, PRESIDENT OF THE FEMINIST MAJORITY, DENOUNCING THE SUPREME COURT RULING ON THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT
A slim 5 – 4 majority of the Supreme Court has driven a stake in the heart of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This decision split on political lines with the five Republican-appointed Justices declaring unconstitutional Section 4 and de facto gutting Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act with the four Democrat-appointed Justices… [Continue Reading]