Posts tagged "Politics"
Report Finds Record Number of Women Winning Political Seats Worldwide

Report Finds Record Number of Women Winning Political Seats Worldwide

The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) - an international organization of parliamentarians - released its annual review of Women in Parliament last week at the United Nations, showing a record number of women winning Parliamentary seats around the world.
Pro-Choice Democratic Woman Wins Virginia Senate Seat

Pro-Choice Democratic Woman Wins Virginia Senate Seat

I’m pro-choice, and will fight to repeal the mandatory ultrasound law and the TRAP regulations that target women’s health clinics."
All-Male Congressional Committee Holds Hearing on Restricting Abortions

All-Male Congressional Committee Holds Hearing on Restricting Abortions

“Less than ten days into the New Year and House Republicans are at it again – renewing their assault on women’s reproductive rights."
Massachusetts Democrat Katherine Clark Wins Congressional Seat

Massachusetts Democrat Katherine Clark Wins Congressional Seat

Democrat Katherine Clark will become the fifth woman to represent Massachusetts in the US House Tuesday, after easily defeating three opponents in a special election.
Senators Introduce Pro-Choice Bill to Combat TRAP Laws

Senators Introduce Pro-Choice Bill to Combat TRAP Laws

A group of Democratic, pro-choice Congress members introduced the Women's Health Protection Act of 2013 to the Senate on Wednesday.
Hawaii Governor Signs Marriage Equality Bill

Hawaii Governor Signs Marriage Equality Bill

"We have moved into a new era of Aloha for same-sex couples, who can now share in the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
Voters Decided on 31 Ballot Measures in 2013 Elections

Voters Decided on 31 Ballot Measures in 2013 Elections

Voters across the United States decided on 31 ballot measure in six states during Monday's elections. Here's what they voted for and against.
Lawmakers Push for Changes in US Military Justice System

Lawmakers Push for Changes in US Military Justice System

MJIA attempts to erase the systemic obstacles that victims of sexual assault in the military face due to the "clear bias and inherent conflicts of interest posed by the military chain of command's current sole decision-making power over whether cases move forward to a trial."
Feminists, Abortion Rights Win in Virginia

Feminists, Abortion Rights Win in Virginia

Feminists supported Virginia Democratic Candidates Terry McAuliffe for Governor and Dr. Ralph Northam for Lieutenant Governor in decisive wins.
Judge Rules Part of Texas Abortion Law Unconstitutional

Judge Rules Part of Texas Abortion Law Unconstitutional

"Today's decision has averted a catastrophic health crisis for women across the state of Texas."
Nationwide Immigration Reform Protests Continue

Nationwide Immigration Reform Protests Continue

Protests have been held in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Ohio, and Washington, among other states.
President Obama Nominates Janet Yellen to Lead Federal Reserve

President Obama Nominates Janet Yellen to Lead Federal Reserve

Yellen signaled that if confirmed, she would focus on strengthening the economy by focusing on jobs and controlling inflation.
Wendy Davis Announces Run For Texas Governor

Wendy Davis Announces Run For Texas Governor

Wendy Davis announced yesterday that she will run for Texas governor in the November 2014 elections.
Republicans Push Plan to Further Cut Food Stamps

Republicans Push Plan to Further Cut Food Stamps

Majority Leader Eric Cantor is pushing a Republican plan to cut $40 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
UN Women Appoints South African Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka as Executive Director

UN Women Appoints South African Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka as Executive Director

Last week, the UN Women, the UN body charged with advancing gender equality, announced that Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka from South Africa would take the position of Executive Director.
Romney Announces Ryan as VP Pick

Romney Announces Ryan as VP Pick

On Saturday Mitt Romney announced Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) as his vice-presidential running mate. Ryan is widely known as the architect of a budget passed by the House in Spring 2012 that dismantles Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare. The Daily Beast reports that the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities said Ryan’s budget “calls for...

#HERvotes Blog Carnival Takes on Health Care

Welcome to the third #HERVotes Blog Carnival! This time, the focus is on women and health care. The blog posts below share personal stories and details about the new benefits from the health care reform law, while also offering original insights on what’s at stake for women and health care. You’ll also find personal stories...