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Feminists Are Cheering on Hillary's Presidential Bid

Feminists Are Cheering on Hillary’s Presidential Bid

Hillary Clinton's unique social media entrance to the 2016 presidential race dominated news Sunday and was received well by many - especially feminists.
Voter Suppression Efforts Quietly Advance in Nevada

Voter Suppression Efforts Quietly Advance in Nevada

These measures would disproportionately impact people of color, women, young people, and the elderly, and could hurt their chances of voting in the 2016 elections.
Senate 'Vote-A-Rama' Passes Amendments for Equal Pay, Pregnant Workers, Paid Leave, Benefits for Same-Sex Couples

Senate ‘Vote-A-Rama’ Passes Amendments for Equal Pay, Pregnant Workers, Paid Leave, Benefits for Same-Sex Couples

A bipartisan majority of Senators this week voted in favor of budget amendments that show growing momentum for paid sick leave for employees, social security and veterans benefits for same-sex couples, equal pay, and fair treatment for pregnant workers.
Vice President Biden Pledges $41 Million to Clear Rape Kit Backlog

Vice President Biden Pledges $41 Million to Clear Rape Kit Backlog

Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Mikulski (D-MD) spoke yesterday at a Maryland State Police Laboratory to declare their support for a $41 million budget proposal to combat the national backlog of rape kits.
Attorney General Confirmation Delayed Over Anti-Abortion Provision of Human Trafficking Bill

Attorney General Confirmation Delayed Over Anti-Abortion Provision of Human Trafficking Bill

The Senate hit an unexpected delay in the consideration of nominee Loretta Lynch for attorney general due to the discovery of an anti-abortion provision hidden within a bipartisan human trafficking bill, which has recently reached an impasse.
Supreme Court Hears Crucial Affordable Care Act Case

Supreme Court Hears Crucial Affordable Care Act Case

The outcome of King could have potentially devastating effects for over 9 million people who could lose health insurance coverage if the Court determines that they are not eligible for tax credits.
President Obama Pushed for Immigration Reform at a Florida International University Town Hall

President Obama Pushed for Immigration Reform at a Florida International University Town Hall

Obama spoke largely about his two biggest promises for immigration reform.
Obama Just Vetoed the Keystone XL Pipeline, But The Fight Isn't Over

Obama Just Vetoed the Keystone XL Pipeline, But The Fight Isn’t Over

While the veto has stopped pipeline construction from being forced through legislation, the project is going back to review in the State Department, where it has been for the past six years.
Kate Brown Just Became America's First-Ever Openly Bisexual Governor

Kate Brown Just Became America’s First-Ever Openly Bisexual Governor

Brown's election represents a victory for women and LGBT folks, who are underrepresented in gubernatorial positions as well as in all levels of national and state leadership.
Ohio Legislator Became Pro-Choice After Listening To Women's Stories

Ohio Legislator Became Pro-Choice After Listening To Women’s Stories

Tim Ryan, Democratic U.S. Representative for Ohio's 13th congressional district, declared in an op-ed piece yesterday that he's changed his stance on abortion.
House Cancels Abortion Ban After GOP Congresswomen Drop Support

House Cancels Abortion Ban After GOP Congresswomen Drop Support

House Republicans cancelled plans to vote on a 20-week  ban on abortion after Republican Congresswomen removed their names publicly as co-sponsors of the bill. The vote on the unconstitutional 20-week ban had originally been scheduled for today, the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, but instead was pulled late last night after Republican House representatives Rene...
Senator Introduces Four Extreme Bills Attacking Reproductive Rights

Senator Introduces Four Extreme Bills Attacking Reproductive Rights

Senator Vitter from Louisiana last week introduced four bills in the Senate that are all against reproductive choice.
A Virginia Delegate in Jail for a Relationship with a Minor Just Won Re-Election

A Virginia Delegate in Jail for a Relationship with a Minor Just Won Re-Election

Morrissey pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor last month due to an alleged relationship with a 17-year-old, and in the face of felony charges for possession of child pornography, indecent liberties with a minor, and electronic solicitation of a minor.
Three Women Were Nominated for Cabinet Posts in Afghanistan's Unity Government

Three Women Were Nominated for Cabinet Posts in Afghanistan’s Unity Government

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah announced 25 nominees for the Afghan cabinet yesterday.
Democrat Kathleen Murphy Wins Special Election for Virginia House

Democrat Kathleen Murphy Wins Special Election for Virginia House

She is an advocate of stricter gun laws, renewable energy resources, getting colleges to report sexual assaults to the police, and is against "personhood" anti-abortion laws.
Confirmation of Obama Judges Hits High Mark, Most Diverse in History

Confirmation of Obama Judges Hits High Mark, Most Diverse in History

After six years of his presidency, more of President Obama’s judicial appointments have been confirmed by the Senate than for either Presidents Clinton or George W. Bush in their first six years.
Washington, DC Breaks Barriers for Women

Washington, DC Breaks Barriers for Women

Washington, DC is led by a trio of women, two of whom are women of color, making it the only city in the US where the mayor, chief of police, and school chancellor are all women.
Avalanche of Right-Wing Legislation Expected in Republican States

Avalanche of Right-Wing Legislation Expected in Republican States

The 24 states where Republicans now hold total control are planning a “juggernaut of conservative legislation” that could especially impact women’s access to reproductive health.
President Obama Calls Only On Women During 2014's Last Press Conference

President Obama Calls Only On Women During 2014′s Last Press Conference

In case you missed it, President Obama on Friday held his last press conference of 2014 - and when it was time for questions, he only called on women.
Incremental Gains for Women in Congress

Incremental Gains for Women in Congress

At this rate, it would take more than another 2 generations of women to get to parity in Congressional representation. “Clearly, this is not acceptable,” said Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority Foundation.