Press Releases

FMF Statement on Secretary DeVos’s Dismantling of Title IX Protections for Sexual Assault Survivors

For Immediate Release: September 22, 2017 The Feminist Majority Majority Foundation is outraged by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’s decision to rescind policies and guidance that protected survivors of sexual assault and worked to reduce the high levels of sexual assault on college and university campuses. Today, according to many studies, one in five women...

The Feminist Majority Foundation’s Statement on Secretary DeVos’s Statement on Title IX Rollback

For Immediate Release: September 7, 2017   The Feminist Majority Foundation condemns the heartless statements of Secretary Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education today that attack Title IX as we know it and threaten crucial guidelines that protect survivors of sexual violence. We’re calling on college administrators to oppose Secretary DeVos’ baseless approach to...

Statement of Eleanor Smeal on the Rescission of DACA

The Feminist Majority Foundation stands with the 800,000 Dreamers who have built lives here in the United States and contribute to our communities every day. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced for the Trump Administration that it has rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which – even with time for Congress to act...

DOJ to Investigate and Sue Universities that Practice Affirmative Action

The Feminist Majority Foundation condemns the decision by the Trump administration, as reported by the New York Times, to direct the Justice Department’s civil rights resources to investigating and prosecuting universities that the administration believes discriminate against white people through affirmative action policies.

Trumpcare Trades Women’s Lives for Tax Cuts to the Super Rich and Business Interests

  For Immediate Release: June 23, 2017 Contact: Megan Connor / meganconnor@feministmajority.org / 703 973 6469 Feminist Majority today joined with Feminist Majority, National Organization for Women, In Our Own Voice, and the National Women’s Law Center in opposition to Trumpcare, which will have a catastrophic effect on many women’s lives. Watch the press conference here.  Yesterday, Senate...

Senate Version of Trumpcare Puts Women on the Chopping Block

The Feminist Majority condemns the cruel draft of the U.S. Senate healthcare bill released today that threatens to decimate Medicaid as we know it and rip health insurance away from millions. We’re calling on U.S. Senators to oppose the Senate’s deadly, heartless version of Trumpcare.

Feminist Majority Foundation & Rep. Maloney Sound the Alarm on Trumpcare’s Threat to Women’s Health

The Feminist Majority Foundation joined Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), AAUW, and NOW to condemn the Republican’s discriminatory and deadly “healthcare” plan, the so-called American Health Care Act (AHCA) and draw attention to the threat it poses to women’s health, and the need for an Equal Rights Amendment.

University of Mary Washington Sued for Sexually Hostile Environment by Former Students, Feminists United, and Feminist Majority Foundation

The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF), Feminists United on Campus, a University of Mary Washington (UMW) student group affiliated with FMF, and five former UMW students have filed a federal lawsuit against UMW for its systemic failure to protect students from a sexually hostile school environment, sexual harassment, sex-based cyber assaults, and threats of physical and...

Feminist Majority Foundation Marches Against Trump’s Deadly Global Gag Rule

“As one of his very first acts in office, President Trump, with a stroke of his pen, issued a presidential memorandum that will cost tens of thousands of women their lives around the world,” said Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority Foundation.

Over One-Third of U.S. Abortion Clinics Experience Severe Violence and Harassment According to New Feminist Majority Foundation Survey

The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) today released the results from the 2016 National Clinic Violence Survey, finding that severe anti-abortion violence and threats of violence against women’s health clinics have skyrocketed since 2014.

Feminist Majority Foundation Denounces Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court

“The elevation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court would be every woman’s and every feminist’s worst nightmare,” said Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation.

Feminist Majority Foundation Releases New Report Describing Ways to Reinvigorate Title IX Coordinators to Eliminate Sex Discrimination in Education

Arlington, VA – The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) released its multi-year report which discusses the importance of Title IX Coordinators in implementing Title IX to end sex discrimination in federally funded education programs from pre-school through graduate school. The report, Reinvigorating the Role of the Title IX Coordinator: A Requirement and Resource (Executive Summary PDF)...

Is Robert Dear a Lone Wolf? FMF Demands House Select Panel Investigate Anti-Abortion Violence

On the first day of indicted Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooter Robert Dear’s mental competency hearing, the Feminist Majority Foundation calls on the House Select Investigative Panel to fully investigate anti-abortion violence.

FMF Condemns Politically-Motivated House Select Investigative Panel; Urges New Focus on Anti-Abortion Violence, Harassment & Intimidation

It is striking that the House Panel is holding its first hearing on the same day that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the Texas TRAP law designed to close off access to abortion. The time is now to reject politically-motivated attacks against abortion providers and to redirect the focus.

PRESS RELEASE: Abortion Providers and Escorts Join with Rep. Donna F. Edwards and Reproductive Rights Leaders to Urge House Select Investigative Panel to Focus on Anti-Abortion Violence, or to Disband

On the eve of the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Feminist Majority Foundation joins Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards (MD-04), abortion providers, clinic escorts, patients, and a coalition of women’s groups to call on the House Select Investigative Panel to redirect its focus to anti-abortion clinic violence, harassment, and intimidation, or to disband.
FMF Calls on House Select Investigative Panel to Re-Direct Its Focus to Anti-Abortion Violence or Disband

FMF Calls on House Select Investigative Panel to Re-Direct Its Focus to Anti-Abortion Violence or Disband

Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) President, Eleanor Smeal, today called on the House Select Investigative Panel of the Energy and Commerce Committee to either redirect its focus to violence against abortion providers, or to disband.
Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Case on Texas Anti-Abortion Law

Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Case on Texas Anti-Abortion Law

The Supreme Court announced today that it will review an anti-abortion Texas law that threatens to close more than 75 percent of abortion clinics in the state and deny millions of women access to safe, legal abortion.

Feminists Call on Yik Yak to Act

72 Women’s and Civil Rights Groups Urge Education Department to Issue New Federal Guidelines to Protect Students from Harassment and Cyber-threats Via Anonymous Social Media
FMF: Obama Made Tough But Necessary Decision to Maintain U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

FMF: Obama Made Tough But Necessary Decision to Maintain U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

The Feminist Majority Foundation supports President Obama’s decision to delay the drawdown of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
MEDIA ALERT: FMF Supports New PPFA Policy, Congress Must Stop War on Women

MEDIA ALERT: FMF Supports New PPFA Policy, Congress Must Stop War on Women

The Feminist Majority Foundation stands with Planned Parenthood in its new policy to provide patients with the opportunity to donate fetal tissue for medical research, without accepting reimbursements for their health centers’ reasonable expenses.