Feminist Leaders and Activists Rally for the Equal Rights Amendment

Feminist Leaders and Activists Rally for the Equal Rights Amendment

This morning, Congresswomen Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Jackie Speier (D-CA) led a solid crowd of Equal Rights Amendment activists and supporters just beyond the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court.
"From Passion to Progress" Briefing Brings Together Feminist Leaders and Hundreds of Young Activists

“From Passion to Progress” Briefing Brings Together Feminist Leaders and Hundreds of Young Activists

Over plates of donuts and cups coffee, participants listened to a succession of engaging and passionate speeches from congressional and feminist leaders: Representative Jackie Speier (D-CA), Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), and FMF President Eleanor Smeal.
WATCH: Rachel Maddow Talks Anti-Choice Extremism with FMF's National Clinic Access Project Director

WATCH: Rachel Maddow Talks Anti-Choice Extremism with FMF’s National Clinic Access Project Director

Our NCAP Director talked about what's happening in New Orleans and across the country in the wake of McCullen v. Coakley.
In New Orleans, Neighbors are Rallying to Stand By Their Doctor

In New Orleans, Neighbors are Rallying to Stand By Their Doctor

The people of New Orleans are pro-choice and stand by reproductive justice, and they stand by their doctor.
From Passion to Progress: Come to the FMF's Intern / Activist Briefing on the Hill!

From Passion to Progress: Come to the FMF’s Intern / Activist Briefing on the Hill!

Calling all DC interns and feminists! The Feminist Majority Foundation’s annual intern briefing is upon us, and this year it’s going to be better than ever.
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July 28, 1920: Suffrage Factions Both Confident About Passing Susan B. Anthony Amendment

July 28, 1920: Suffrage Factions Both Confident About Passing Susan B. Anthony Amendment

Alice Paul and Carrie Chapman Catt don't agree on much - other than that women should have the right to vote - but both are now confident that nationwide woman suffrage is imminent.
Wisconsin Will Not Enforce Contraceptive Coverage Law If Employers Raise Religious Objections

Wisconsin Will Not Enforce Contraceptive Coverage Law If Employers Raise Religious Objections

Citing the recent US Supreme Court ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) announced that it will no longer be enforcing the contraceptive benefit rule for employers with religious objections.
Study Proves Texas Laws Have Significantly Reduced Access to Abortion

Study Proves Texas Laws Have Significantly Reduced Access to Abortion

The Texas Policy Evaluation Project (TxPEP) released a study in the medical journal Contraception finding that access to abortion has been significantly reduced since the state enacted it omnibus anti-abortion law HB2.
July 25, 1946: Legislation in Congress Would Make Women's Army Corps Permanent

July 25, 1946: Legislation in Congress Would Make Women’s Army Corps Permanent

"During the time I had WACs under my command they have met every test and task assigned to them ... their contributions in efficiency, skill, spirit and determination are immeasurable."
Women's Equality Party Launched in New York

Women’s Equality Party Launched in New York

In November, voters in New York may elect the first Women's Equality Party ticket.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Passes Disabilities Treaty

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Passes Disabilities Treaty

The treaty, among other things, reaffirms the need for fundamental human rights for all people with disabilities, and highlights the need to recognize and respond to discrimination against those with disabilities.