In both chambers of Congress, women are leading the fight against the legislation, which contains controversial provisions on abortion, abstinence-only education, financial reform, and other issues impacting millions of Americans.
Workers, human rights advocates, environmental organizations, and consumer rights leaders rallied today to oppose the TPP free trade agreement, described as "a massive corporate power grab... with potentially dire consequences for the economy, environment and public health both at home and abroad."
According to the the Pentagon report, there were about 19,000 cases of sexual assault or unwanted sexual contact last year - over 50 cases a day. Of those who do report, nearly two-thirds reported that they faced retaliation.
December 5, 1913: "We are going to see President Wilson if it takes all Winter."
The Board of Health will begin the amendment process next year.
December 4, 1913: Carrie Chapman Catt declared today that women demanded the vote nationwide without delay, and: "If the Constitution stands in our way, let's tear it up and make a new one!"
Immediately following the announcement that NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo would not be indicted, hundreds of demonstrators spilled into the streets, blocking traffic in the Lincoln Tunnel and on the Brooklyn Bridge and staging a die-in at Grand Central Station.
Fast food, home care, retail and other low-wage workers in nearly 190 cities walked off the job today to demand a $15 minimum wage and the right to unionize.
The Chicago City Council Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a bill increasing the state's minimum wage to $13 an hour by mid-2019, but that decision could come under fire at the state level.
The only thing more frustrating than fighting the sheer will of the state is discovering that one's allies aren't all that invested.
December 3, 1913: An active, 12-hour workday for those attending the fifth day of the National American Woman Suffrage Association's convention here in Washington, DC.
In the handbook, WHO stated that virginity tests used on women and girls to "prove" virginity have "no scientific validity" and pointed out that the tests violate international human rights standards against degrading treatment and are a form of discrimination against women.
The US Supreme Court heard the arguments in Young v. United Parcel Service case this morning. Young’s case was bolstered by a rally held outside the Supreme Court during the hearing.
December 2, 1913: The treatment of women by the criminal justice system was denounced today by Louise DeKoven Bowen on the fourth day of the National American Women Suffrage Association's convention.
Today, you can help keep clinics safe, broaden girls’ access to education, end violence against women, and advance women's rights, civil rights, and LGBT rights around the world by making a tax-deductible donation to the Feminist Majority Foundation.
Following the non-indictment of former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, the White House announced a national plan for police reform.