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Help Us End the War on Women and See Your Name in Ms. Magazine!

Help Us End the War on Women and See Your Name in Ms. Magazine!

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Vote Like Your Life Depends on It. Because It Does.

Vote Like Your Life Depends on It. Because It Does.

This Friday marks the 91st anniversary of women’s suffrage in the U.S. Yes, many of our grandmothers and great-grandmothers lived in a time when they weren’t allowed to vote. And for African Americans, the right to vote didn’t truly come into full effect until the Voting Rights Act of 1965. But now, armed with that...

Statement regarding issues with the evidence in the Roeder Murder Trial

Statement of Katherine Spillar, Executive Vice President of Feminist Majority Foundation on Kansas Judge’s decision to allow evidence in support of a “voluntary manslaughter” verdict in the trial of Scott Roeder for murdering Dr. George Tiller Today’s perplexing decision is effectively back-door permission for admitted killer Scott Roeder to use a ‘justifiable homicide’ defense that...
Will We Ignore Brooksley Born AGAIN?

Will We Ignore Brooksley Born AGAIN?

Eleven years ago, U.S. economic leaders should have listened to Brooksley Born. Then head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Born was concerned about new and unregulated futures markets. They were growing at tremendous rates, yet their risks were not fully understood. She was especially wary of the lack of transparency in trading over-the-counter...
Crisis of Deception: Fake Clinics Spread Misinformation on the Federal Dime

Crisis of Deception: Fake Clinics Spread Misinformation on the Federal Dime

The powerful House Appropriations Labor Health and Human Services (HHS) Committee conducted hearings on its FY 2010 spending bill. President Obama has made his intentions clear. The President’s FY 2010 budget calls for a return to science-based initiatives and an end to federal funding for abstinence-only education programs. The question is will Congress follow his...