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2/12/2013  -  Senate Leads the Way And Passes a Strong VAWA
The Senate, by a wide margin of 78-22, passed a strong inclusive Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act today. All 55 Democratic Senators and 23 Republican Senators voted to pass a bill that will strengthen protections for students, immigrants, N . . .

2/1/2013  -  Statement of Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority Foundation, on Proposed Policies for Contraceptive Coverage and Religious Organizations
The Feminist Majority Foundation applauds the Obama Administration's continued commitment to women's access to contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The proposed rules released today by Health and Human Services operationalize . . .

1/24/2013  -  Statement of Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority Foundation On the Decision to Remove Combat Restrictions on Women Serving in the Armed Services
The Feminist Majority Foundation applauds the long awaited decision to remove the combat restriction on women in the military. This is a historic milestone in the fight for women's equality. The combat restriction has been a sham. Women have been and . . .

1/11/2013  -  Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority Foundation and Feminist Majority, Statement on the Departure of Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis
The Feminist Majority Foundation and Feminist Majority salute Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, the first Latina to head a major federal agency, for her outstanding accomplishments in fighting for women workers and all workers. Solis' leadership was es . . .

11/9/2012  -  Massive Age Gaps in Voting for 2012 Elections

Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority Foundation

For years, young voters have been discounted and labeled as apathetic no shows when it comes to voting. After 2012, the age gap will be ignored at a politician's peril. In 2012 . . .

11/9/2012  -  Historic Gender Gap Rules: Women's Votes decisive in Presidential and Senate Races
President Barack Obama won re-election with 55% of women's votes and 45% of men's votes for a decisive and historic 10% gender gap, according to CNN exit polls. This is the second largest gender gap in Presidential voting recorded by exit polls, acco . . .

11/8/2012  -  Gender Gap Decisive in Marriage Equality Ballot Measures
Women's votes, according to state exit polls, determined the historic outcome of the 2012 marriage equality ballot measures, which were approved for the first time by general election votes in three states: Maine, Maryland, and Washington state. In M . . .

6/28/2012  -  Supreme Court Decision on Affordable Care Act is Historic Advance for Women
Statement of Eleanor Smeal, President, Feminist Majority The Feminist Majority is elated that the Supreme Court has upheld the Constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act - an historic advance for women and the most important advance in . . .

6/26/2012  -  Feminist Majority Foundation Releases Report on State of Public School Sex Segregation
The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) announces the release of a multi-year study (2007-10) of single-sex education in U.S. K-12 public schools. This study reveals that after the Bush Department of Education weakened previous Title IX restrictions o . . .

5/21/2012  -  Negotiating with the Taliban will not work and will produce disastrous results for Women and Afghanistan
Women for Afghan Women, a women's human rights organization with programs for women in NYC and throughout Afghanistan, and the Feminist Majority Foundation, the first (1997) U.S. organization to work for U.S. and U.N. non-recognition of the Taliban . . .

4/27/2012  -  Feminist Majority Board Member Dolores Huerta to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom
Feminist Majority President Eleanor Smeal, Executive Vice President Kathy Spillar, and Chair of the Board Peg Yorkin issued the following joint statement on the announcement that Board Member Dolores Huerta will be awarded the Presidential Medal . . .

3/26/2012  -  Press Advisory: Women, Money & Power Forum and 25th Anniversary Luncheon
WHAT: The Women, Money, and Power Forum, organized by the Feminist Majority and co-sponsored by 51 organizations featuring leaders of national organizations, key activists, and political leaders. WHO: 25th Anniversary Luncheon Noon to 2:00PM honorin . . .

3/16/2012  -  Statement of Eleanor Smeal, President, of the Feminist Majority Foundation, concerning Obama Administration Moving Forward in Providing Women Contraceptive Services
The Feminist Majority Foundation welcomes and is encouraged by the release by the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury, of advance notice of proposed rule-making on preventive services policy that would ensure employees and s . . .

3/13/2012  -  Feminist Majority and NOW Supports the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
Attorneys representing the Roman Catholic Church and priests who have been charged in two Missouri sex abuse cases have filed a case in an effort to legally compel the Survivors Network of those . . .

3/1/2012  -  Women Leaders Vow to Fight Back Against Assaults
As the Senate prepared to vote on the Blunt Amendment, a coalition of over 50 women's organizations held a press conference to announce an unprecedented drive to mobilize women voters on the ground and online around Health and Economic Rights - HERvo . . .

2/10/2012  -  Feminist Majority Applauds Obama's Implementation of Birth Control Coverage for Women
The Feminist Majority Foundation applauds President Obama's announced implementation of Health and Human Services guidelines requiring insurers to provide women employees and women dependents, including those of religiously-affiliated institutions, b . . .

2/10/2012  -  Feminist Majority Applauds Obamas Implementation of Birth Control Coverage for Women
The Feminist Majority Foundation applauds President Obama's announced implementation of Health and Human Services guidelines requiring insurers to provide women employees and women dependents, including those of religiously-affiliated institutions, b . . .

1/20/2012  -  Statement of Eleanor Smeal On the Decision of Kathleen Sebelius and the Obama Administration Not to Broaden the Religious Exemption for Contraceptive Coverage
The Feminist Majority Foundation applauds the decision of Kathleen Sebelius, Health and Human Services Secretary, and the Obama Administration not to broaden the religious exemption for contraceptive coverage under the Preventive Care package of the . . .

1/6/2012  -  Feminist Majority Foundation Celebrates FBI Approval of New Rape Definition - FBI Director's Action Follows Extensive Campaign By Women's Rights Supporters
Feminist Majority Foundation Celebrates FBI Approval of New Rape Definition - FBI Director's Action Follows Extensive Campaign By Women's Rights Supporters "Updating the FBI Uniform Crime Report definition of rape is a big win for women," said Ele . . .

12/7/2011  -  Feminist Majority Foundation Applauds FBI Advisory Board's Decision to Change Definition of Rape
Late yesterday afternoon, the FBI Criminal Justice Advisory Board voted unanimously to update the archaic definition of rape in the FBI Uniform Crime Report. "It's a great victory," said Eleanor Smeal, president of Feminist Majority Foundation. "T . . .

11/9/2011  -  Women's Right Advocates Victorious in Defeating Mississippi Personhood Amendment
In an exciting and important victory for women's rights advocates, Mississippi voters defeated the Personhood Amendment. While the state went Republican and voted for many candidates who supported Initiative 26, a state constitutional personhood amen . . .

10/20/2011  -  FBI's UCR Subcommittee votes unanimously to recommend change on rape definition
The Uniform Crime Report Subcommittee of the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) has voted unanimously to recommend a new, more inclusive definition of Rape in the UCR Report. The recommendation will be considered at a public meeting o . . .

9/15/2011  -  
HERvotes, launched on August 25th in recognition of the anniversary of the 19th Amendment, with 21 women's organizations, has expanded to 31 organizations, adding to its numbers the YWCA USA, the General Federation of Women's Clubs, the National Asia . . .

9/9/2011  -  President's Plan Benefits Women
The Presidents' job plan would have a positive impact on women's jobs, woman-owned small businesses, small to medium sized non-profits, and on payroll tax savings for some 78 million employed women, and an extension of unemployment insurance for unem . . .

7/19/2011  -  IOM Recommendations Historic Advance in Women's Health Care
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommendations released today for well-woman care are historic and the result of years of advocacy and persistent work of the women's health movement, the improved status of women, and the leadership of the Obama Admi . . .

7/1/2011  -  Anti-abortion Extremist Convicted of Stalking Doctor
Today, 12 jurors in Charlotte, N.C., found anti-abortion extremist leader Flip Benham guilty of criminally stalking a Charlotte-area physician who performs abortions. This is the second time Benham, who is director of Operation Rescue/Operation Sav . . .

6/20/2011  -  Supreme Court: Wal-Mart Too Big to Sue
In a critical five to four vote, with Justice Antonin Scalia writing for the five justice majority, the Supreme Court made it much harder for the victims of discrimination to take class action cases against large employers. The US Supreme Court major . . .

6/2/2011  -  Statement by Eleanor Smeal, Publisher of Ms. and President of the Feminist Majority: Jill Abramson Reaches the Pinnacle of the New York Times
The selection of Jill Abramson, an accomplished feminist, as executive editor of The New York Times, which is not only the most influential newspaper in the United States, but also the premier online news platform, smashes a barrier to women . . .

3/26/2011  -  Statement of Eleanor Smeal on the Death of Geraldine Ferraro
We are saddened today to learn of the death of Geraldine Ferraro. She was an historic feminist, a compassionate humanitarian and a role model for generations of women and girls seeking to break the glass ceiling. She was a champion for women's rig . . .

2/18/2011  -  Republican House Majority Jeopardizes Women's Health with Dramatic Cuts to Family Planning, Planned Parenthood
"There's no question the new Republican leadership has just shown they have no concern for women's health care and are willing to score political points with their base at expense of women by passing the Pence amendment to de-fund Planned Parenthood, . . .

11/11/2010  -  Deficit Commission Proposal of Co-Chairs Targets Women Statement of Eleanor Smeal, President of Feminist Majority
The Feminist Majority joins its many sister organizations that are outraged at the Deficit Commission Co-Chairs in denouncing their proposal. This proposal would be a poor joke if it was not so cruel to the elderly, the working poor, and the maj . . .

11/10/2010  -  Feminist Majority Applauds Pelosi's Decision to Run for House Democratic Leader Statement of Eleanor Smeal, President
In four short years, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has made history as not only the first woman and self-identified feminist Speaker of the House, but as one of the most effective Speakers in history. She has led the House to pass both a record amount of legi . . .

9/14/2010  -  American Women Must Not Be Fooled: Smeal Calls for National Reform in Rape Reporting and Investigating
Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation, testified today before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs at its hearing "Rape in the United States: The Chronic Failure to Report and Investigate Rape . . .

9/13/2010  -  Smeal to Testify at Rape Hearings
Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation, will testify tomorrow, September 14, 2010 at 2:15 p.m. before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs at a hearing entitled "Rape in the United States: The C . . .

8/4/2010  -  Feminist Majority Foundation Applauds Overturning Proposition 8
The U.S. federal district court overturned Proposition 8 on the grounds that the ban prohibiting same-sex couples from marrying is unconstitutional under both the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses. The case now moves to the Ninth Circuit Court . . .

4/20/2010  -  Dorothy Height Remembered for Her Many Contributions to the Women's Movement
The feminist movement mourns the loss of Dorothy Height, a dear friend and champion of civil rights and women's rights. "I had the privilege of working with Dorothy Height for over 3 decades," said Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority . . .

4/1/2010  -  Feminist Majority Foundation Hails Roeder's Sentencing to "Hard 50," Calls on Justice Department to Act on Conspiracy Investigation
"Scott Roeder will spend the rest of his life in prison, but those who may have aided and abetted his murder of Dr. George Tiller are still walking free," said Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) President Eleanor Smeal. "There has been an escalation . . .

2/25/2010  -  Afghan Women Must be Included in Reconciliation Process
Dr. Sima Samar, who had just traveled from Afghanistan, testified before two Subcommittees of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee chaired by Senators Barbara Boxer and Bob Casey this week and warned that Afghan women must be included in the reconc . . .

1/29/2010  -  FMF Hails Roeder Jury Verdict, Calls on Justice Department to Act
In reaction to the unanimous jury verdict convicting Scott Roeder on one count of first-degree murder in the death of Dr. George Tiller and two counts of aggravated assault, Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal and Executive Vice Pres . . .

1/12/2010  -  Feminist Majority Alarmed at Rulings in Dr. Tiller Murder Trial
"Let there be no mistake, the rulings of Kansas Judge Warren Wilbert to allow evidence in support of a voluntary manslaughter verdict are being seen by extremists as a green light for those who would murder abortion providers," said Katherine Spillar . . .

1/12/2010  -  Kim Gandy, Former NOW President, Joins Feminist Majority Leadership
Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority Foundation and the Feminist Majority, announced today that Kim Gandy has become Vice President and General Counsel of both organizations. Gandy brings to her new positions a wealth of experience in l . . .

1/8/2010  -  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 is both un-justifiable and unconscionable. Allowing an argument that this cold-blooded, premeditated murd . . .

12/1/2009  -  Keep Pledges to Afghan Women and Girls: Build Lasting Peace
Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority Foundation joined Women for Afghan Women in a press conference, on the same day President Obama is announcing the new US policies for Afghanistan and Pakistan, to keep in focus the plight of Afghan wo . . .

11/9/2009  -  House Passes Historic Health Reform - Women’s Rights Suffer Major Defeat in Passage of Stupak Amendment
The House passed the historic Affordable Health Care Act (HR3962) by a narrow margin (220-215) with major gains for women including eliminating gender rating in insurance prices, banning pre-existing conditions, capping out of pocket expenses, expand . . .

10/2/2009  -  Statement of Eleanor Smeal President, Feminist Majority Foundation On the Arrest of Roman Polanski
The Feminist Majority Foundation joins our sister feminist organizations in working to ensure rape is prosecuted as the heinous crime that it is, especially against girls. The Feminist Majority Foundation is a leader in the fight to end all forms of . . .

8/28/2009  -  Feminist Majority Foundation Defends Targeted Nebraska Abortion Provider
The Feminist Majority Foundation joined pro-choice supporters nationwide in announcing their full support of Dr. Leroy Carhart and the Abortion and Contraception Clinic of Nebraska at a press conference in Omaha, Nebraska today. Pro-choice supporters . . .

6/19/2009  -  Murder of Dr. George Tiller - Statement of Eleanor Smeal, President
The Feminist Majority Foundation is deeply saddened and outraged by the assassination of Dr. George Tiller at his church in Wichita, Kansas, this morning. We have worked closely with Dr. Tiller for many years in the hopes of preventing such a tragedy . . .

5/26/2009  -  Feminist Majority Foundation: Prop. 8 Decision Tragic; Vows to Fight On
The California Supreme Court decided today to uphold Proposition 8, the November 2008 ballot initiative that overturned the right of same-sex marriage recognized in a May 2008 California Supreme Court decision. "The decision of the California Su . . .

3/27/2009  -  Feminists Announce New Campaign for Afghan Women and Girls
Dr. Sima Samar, chairperson of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, warns that Afghan human rights and women and girls cannot be forgotten in any successful campaign to stabilize Afghanistan and end terrorism. As President Obama an . . .

3/27/2009  -  Dr. Tiller Vindicated!
A Wichita jury has just ruled that Dr. George Tiller, MD is not guilty of illegal abortion on all 19 criminal charges brought against him. "We're very grateful and relieved. With this unanimous jury verdict, hopefully politicians and lawyers may . . .

11/17/2008  -  The Dangerous Masquerade of "Crisis Pregnancy Centers"
These fake medical centers try to fool college students in order to spread an anti-abortion message A new study just released by the Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) reveals nearly half of college health centers refer students seeking reproducti . . .

4/18/2007  -  Supreme Court Ruling in Abortion Ban Case Disastrous for Women's Health and Safety
Statement of Eleanor Smeal, President, Feminist Majority In upholding the Bush Administration's abortion ban in Gonzales v. Carhart, the Bush-stacked majority of the U.S. Supreme Court showed its true colors: that it does not care about the . . .

11/13/2006  -  Nov. 13, 2006: Women Lead the Way in 2006 Election
Washington, DC Women voters led the way in the 2006 midterm elections. The gender gap was significant in changing the balance of power. And, every feminist is very proud that the first woman Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, is a supporter of w . . .

4/12/2006  -  American and Iranian Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Demand a Peaceful Solution to Iran-U.S. Conflict
**MEDIA ADVISORY** WHO: Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 1997, USA Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2003, Iran WHAT: Press conference on the current crisis between their two governments. WHERE: 433 S. Beverly Dr., Beverl . . .

2/28/2006  -  Supreme Court Ruling Could Imperil Women's Health Clinics
Arlington, VA The Supreme Court today issued an 8-0 decision in two related cases (Scheidler, et al, v National Organization for Women (NOW), et al and Operation Rescue v NOW, et al), lifting a nationwide injunction protecting virtual . . .

1/31/2006  -  Alito Confirmation Must Be a Wake-Up Call
Following the Senate confirmation of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court by a vote of 58-42, Feminist Majority President Eleanor Smeal issued the following statement: The confirmation of Samuel Alito to the seat of Sandra Day OConnor must be a wake . . .

1/30/2006  -  Alito Cloture Vote Strengthens Progressive Forces
Coalition Is Stronger for the Next Fight The Senate voted 72 to 25 today to end debate on Samuel Alito and move to a full Senate vote on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority, issued the following statement: . . .

1/11/2006  -  Alito Will Not Distance Himself From 1985 Anti-Abortion Stance
STATEMENT OF ELEANOR SMEAL President, Feminist Majority Halfway through the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the nomination of Samuel Alito to the US Supreme Court, women are still without straight answers or adequate explanations on . . .

1/9/2006  -  A Serious Juncture on the March for Women's Equality
Washington, DC -- With the confirmation hearings for Samuel Alito beginning on Capitol Hill today, generations of progress on women's rights is at stake. This is a profoundly serious juncture on the long march for womens equality. We fought ha . . .

1/5/2006  -  Another Unqualified Crony" Appointment Bypasses Congress
ANOTHER UNQUALIFIED CRONY APPOINTMENT BYPASSES CONGRESS INTERNATIONAL POPULATION AND REFUGEE PROGRAMS JEOPARDIZED New York and Washington, DC, January 5, 2006 - Exercising his prerogative to act without Senate confirmation when Congress is not . . .

1/4/2006  -  Students from 35 States Come to Washington, DC to Stop Alito
Students from 35 States Come to Washington, DC to Stop Alito Feminist Majority Foundation Announces Freedom Winter '06 WASHINGTON, DC - Today the Feminist Majority Foundation, with the National Organization for Women and the National Congress of . . .

1/3/2006  -  Women's Rights Campaign to be Announced January 3 to Block Samuel Alito's Confirmation to the Supreme Court
In the spirit of the civil rights movement of 1964, the National Organization for Women, the National Congress of Black Women, and the Feminist Majority Foundation will introduce a coordinated effort to stop the confirmation of Judge Samuel Alito to . . .

11/30/2005  -  Supreme Court Hears Critical Cases to Stop Anti-Abortion Violence - Statement of Eleanor Smeal, President
Supreme Court Hears Critical Cases to Stop Anti-Abortion Violence Statement of Eleanor Smeal, President Washington, DC - After the United States Supreme Court heard arguments today in two related class action cases involving anti-abortion clinic . . .

11/29/2005  -  Supreme Court to Hear Two Cases to Stop Anti-Abortion Violence on Nov. 30
On Wednesday, November 30, at 10 am, Scheidler et al. v. National Organization for Women et al. and Operation Rescue et al. v. National Organization for Women et al. will be argued before the Supreme Court. These cases relate to stopping illegal vio . . .

10/31/2005  -  Feminist Majority Opposes Samuel Alito
Alito's Confirmation Would Drive Women's Rights Back Decades Arlington, Virginia Feminist Majority President Eleanor Smeal issued the following statement on the nomination of Samuel A. Alito to the Supreme Court: The Feminist Majorit . . .

10/27/2005  -  Statement of Eleanor Smeal on the Withdrawal of Harriet Miers
Statement of Eleanor Smeal President, Feminist Majority The withdrawal of Harriet Miers illustrates how much is at stake in the appointment and confirmation of the Supreme Court Justice to replace Sandra Day OConnor, the decisive vote on issues . . .

9/14/2005  -  Rally Planned to Oppose Roberts
MEDIA ADVISORY Leading Women's & Civil Rights Organizations to Hold Rally Opposing John Roberts for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Thursday, September 15 1-2 p.m. C St. Behind Hart Building (Note time and location change) WHAT: Le . . .

9/12/2005  -  Feminist Majority Opposes Nomination of John Roberts for Chief Justice
Statement of Eleanor Smeal, President The Feminist Majority, a leading nationwide women's rights organization, strongly opposes the nomination of John Roberts for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Today, we call on the members of the Senate Ju . . .

9/5/2005  -  Feminist Majority Opposes Nomination of John Roberts for Chief Justice
Statement of Eleanor Smeal, President The Feminist Majority strongly opposes the nomination of John Roberts for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. The Presidents elevation of John Roberts to Chief Justice raises the standard by which Senators . . .

9/1/2005  -  Feminist Majority Joins Leading Grassroots Groups in Opposing John Roberts
Arlington, VA The Feminist Majority today joins leading grassroots organizations in opposing John Roberts for the Supreme Court. Everything we know about Judge Roberts record indicates that he will be a solid vote against womens rights, civil . . .

8/30/2005  -  Media Advisory: Roberts Opposition Grows
Organizations Representing Millions of Americans Report Groundswell of Opposition to Roberts as Nominees Record and Positions Become Known Thursday, September 1, 2005 at 10 AM National Press Club, Zenger Room Washington, DC WHAT: Press confe . . .

8/26/2005  -  Feminist Majority Foundation Expresses Outrage over FDA Stall Tactics on Over-the-Counter Status for Emergency Contraception
Arlington, VA The Feminist Majority Foundation today expressed its outrage that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has delayed for the third time its decision on the emergency contraceptive Plan B. This delay flies in the face of the deal . . .

8/10/2005  -  John Roberts: Architect of Laissez-Faire Policy Concerning Clinic Violence?
Focus on John Roberts and Clinic Violence Washington, DC The Feminist Majority and its president, Eleanor Smeal, joined other leading womens rights groups today in bringing into focus John Roberts role in Bray v. Alexandria as Deputy So . . .

7/20/2005  -  Feminist Majority Opposes John Roberts for the Supreme Court
Arlington, VA The Feminist Majority today announced its opposition to John Roberts, President Bush's nominee for the United States Supreme Court. Everything we know about Judge Roberts record indicates that he will be a solid vote again . . .

7/11/2005  -  Media Advisory: Ms. Forum to be on CSPAN-3, 10:30am EST
Ms Forum Supreme Court Vacancy: What's At Stake for Women? Monday, July 11, 2005 10:30am Eastern LIVE on C-SPAN 3 With repeats all week on C-SPAN channels. Ms. magazine is hosting a Journalist Forum at the National Press Club to discuss how . . .

7/11/2005  -  Ms Forum - Supreme Court Vacancy: What's At Stake for Women? See the video!
Ms Forum Supreme Court Vacancy: What's At Stake for Women? See the video - "Na . . .

7/1/2005  -  Statement of Eleanor Smeal on the Resignation of Justice O'Connor
Statement of Eleanor Smeal President, Feminist Majority July 1, 2005 With Sandra Day O'Connor's resignation, President Bush could reverse 32 years of freedom and progress for women. Women who have the most to lose will be the strongest voi . . .

6/7/2005  -  Will Birth Control Fall Victim to New Conservative Judges?
A little-understood and endangered link unites Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion, and Griswold v. Connecticut, the landmark 1965 decision that legalized access to birth control for married persons. In . . .

5/24/2005  -  Abuse of Raw Power by Senate Republicans and the President Slowed
Statement of Eleanor Smeal President, Feminist Majority Arlington, Virginia The Senate deal stops for now Majority Leader Frists nuclear option. But unfortunately it could be a harbinger of impending peril for womens rights and civil rights. . . .

4/14/2005  -  Eric Robert Rudolph Pleads Guilty to Bombings: Statement of Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority Foundation
Arlington, VA The Department of Justice on Friday announced that Eric Robert Rudolph was pleading guilty to all four of the bombings he is accused of committing, including the bombings of abortion clinics in Atlanta and Birmingham. He has signed pl . . .

1/24/2005  -  The FDA Is Holding Over-the-Counter Sale of Emergency Contraception Hostage
Arlington, Virginia The Feminist Majority Foundation today expressed its outrage that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) once again gave in to right-wing pressure in deciding to delay its decision on over-the-counter status for the emergency co . . .

12/6/2004  -  Ms. Celebrates the 2004 Women of the Year
Awards Event Honors Women on the Forefront Nationally and Globally WASHINGTON, D.C. In a packed National Press Club Ballroom today, Ms. held its annual Women of the Year awards event. This special event brought together womens moveme . . .

10/19/2004  -  Women's Rights Leader Eleanor Smeal and TV Star Amy Brenneman (Judging Amy) Urge UWM Women Students to Register and VOTE as if Their Lives Depend On It
Media Advisory For Immediate Release October 13, 2004 What: Rally marking Wisconsin voter registration deadline in Get Out Her Vote campaign targeting young women sponsored by the UWM College Feminists, Womens Center, Women . . .

9/29/2004  -  It's the Women, Stupid!
New Issue of Ms. Magazine Features Gender Gap and Election Analysis Washington, DC The new issue of Ms. magazine hit newsstands yesterday, featuring gender gap analysis by Eleanor Smeal, publisher of Ms. magazine and president of the Femi . . .

9/9/2004  -  Feminist Majority Foundation Joins University of Arizona Students in Demanding Election Officials Correct Misstatements
Erroneous and Misleading Information Suppressing Student Voting Tucson, Arizona Leading a campus-wide coalition of student groups, the University of Arizona Network of Feminist Student Activists today demanded that the Pima County Registr . . .

8/30/2004  -  Women on Waves Ship Blocked by Navy from Portugal Harbor
Feminist Majority Foundation Aids Women on Waves WASHINGTON, DC The Women on Waves ship, traveling to Portugal to bring attention to the nations punitive abortion policies, has been blocked from entering Portuguese waters. The Portugues . . .

5/6/2004  -  Feminist Majority Foundation Expresses Outrage over FDA Decision to Reject Over-the-Counter Status for Emergency Contraception
Arlington, VA The Feminist Majority Foundation today expressed its outrage that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave in to right-wing pressure and decided to reject over-the-counter status for the emergency contraceptive Plan B. In making th . . .

4/29/2004  -  Statement from Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority in Response to Karen Hughes' Comparison of the Values of Pro-Choice Americans to Those of Terrorists:
Karen Hughes, calling criticism of her comments likening the values of pro-choice marchers to those of terrorists a "gross distortion," again invokes September 11th by saying, "We have been reminded [by September 11th] of the precious nature of human . . .

4/27/2004  -  FEMINIST MAJORITY CALLS FOR KAREN HUGHES TO RETRACT OR CLARIFY HER COMMENTS IMPLYING ABORTION RIGHTS SUPPORTERS HAVE SAME VALUES AS TERRORISTS
Arlington, VA Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority and one of the seven core organizers of Sunday's historic March for Women's Lives, has sent a letter to Bush Campaign Advisory Karen Hughes demanding clarification and/or a retraction o . . .

4/25/2004  -  FEMINIST MAJORITY LEADS MASSIVE CAMPUS AND CLINIC DELEGATION
Women's Rights and Womens Lives Are Non-Negotiable FM Staff Key to March Success Arlington, VA The Feminist Majority and its sister organization Feminist Majority Foundation, one of the seven core organizers of today's historic March for Women' . . .

4/23/2004  -  LEADERS AND ACTIVISTS FROM 57 COUNTRIES TO MARCH FOR WOMENS LIVES
Arlington, VA -- The March for Womens Lives in Washington this weekend will show that womens sexual and reproductive rights have enough national and international support to be untouchable by any politician wishing to stay in office, march leaders . . .

4/20/2004  -  CAMPUSES NATIONWIDE ORGANIZING FOR HISTORIC MARCH FOR WOMENS LIVES AS PART OF FEMINIST MAJORITYS CAMPAIGN
Arlington, VA Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority, today announced that the organization's Feminist Campus Campaign (www.feministcampus.org), the world's largest pro-choice campus network, has organized campuses from coast to coast to . . .

4/8/2004  -  MEDIA ADVISORY: Women's Rights Leaders and Celebrities Celebrate March for Women's Lives
Saturday, April 24 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM at National Geographic Society WHAT: Pre-March Kick Off Reception WHO: Eleanor Smeal, President, Feminist Majority Foundation Elaine Lafferty, Editor-in-Chief, Ms. Magazine Kim Gandy, President, Nation . . .

3/25/2004  -  Eleanor Smeal, Feminist Majority President, Decries Senate Move
Defeat of Feinstein Amendment Shows Disdain for Women Arlington, VA Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority, today condemned the action by the United States Senate to further erode womens rights by passing H.R. 1997, the so-ca . . .

12/18/2003  -  "The March for Women's Lives" Unveiled as New Name for March on April 25, 2004
Washington D.C. - Leading women's rights organizations today announced a new name for the April 25, 2004 national march: The March for Women's Lives. The name change reflects the urgency of the issue and the huge diversity of the groups co-sponsoring . . .

12/16/2003  -  FMF Medical Director Testifies in Support of Emergency Contraception's Over-the-Counter Availability
WASHINGTON, DC- The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) joined with the nation's leading medical and women's health organizations at a public hearing today urging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make Plan B emergency contraception (EC) avail . . .

11/14/2003  -  Feminist Majority Supports Filibusters of Anti-Women Nominees
WASHINGTON, D.C. The Feminist Majority commends Senate Democrats for holding strong and filibustering the Administrations anti-women nominees to the Federal Courts of Appeals. We stand proudly with these champions of womens rightsthe Senator . . .

11/12/2003  -  Reality Remains Dire for Women in Afghanistan and Iraq
New Afghan Constitution Falls Short for Women WASHINGTON, D.C. The Feminist Majority, Women's Environment and Development Organization, and Center for Health and Gender Equity today issued updated ratings on the Bush Administration . . .

10/17/2003  -  Women's Rights, Human Rights, and Afghan Groups Urge Increased Funding for Afghanistans Reconstruction and Security
WASHINGTON, D.C. Highlighting the disparities between Bush Administration supplemental requests for Iraq and for Afghanistan, leading women's rights, human rights and Afghan organizations in a joint letter this week urged Congress and the Administr . . .

8/26/2003  -  Bush Administration's Rhetoric Does Not Match Reality on Global Women's Rights Issues

Lack of Funding, Security Result in "F" Grade on Afghanistan Inaction Causes "Incomplete" Grade on CEDAW Ratification
WASHINGTON, D.C. The Feminist Majority, Women's Environment and Development Organization, and Center f . . .

6/20/2003  -  Women on Waves in Poland
FMF Provides Security Training to Mobile Abortion Clinic WASHINGTON, DC-- Women on Waves arrives today in Poland, where access to abortion is extremely restricted, to provide abortion and reproductive health services to women on a specially . . .

6/20/2003  -  FMF Assists Women on Waves in Poland
Women on Waves (WOW), a non-profit organization based in the Netherlands whose mission is to prevent unwanted pregnancy and unsafe abortions throughout the world, arrives today in Poland - where access to abortion is extremely restricted - to provide . . .

6/10/2003  -  Women's Rights Groups Announce Massive March on Washington in Support of Reproductive Rights
Washington, DC - Today the nations leading women's rights groups announced that they have joined forces to organize an historic march on Washington for a womans right to choose. Organized by the Feminist Majority, the National Organization for Wom . . .

5/8/2003  -  Feminist Majority Opposes Nomination of Carolyn Kuhl
WASHINGTON, DC Carolyn Kuhl has made a career out of turning back the clock on womens rights, Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority, said today as the Senate Judiciary Committee prepared to vote on Kuhls nomination to the Ninth Circ . . .

5/1/2003  -  Feminist Majority Supports Owen Filibuster
WASHINGTON, DC The Feminist Majority commends Senate Democrats for holding strong on a filibuster against Priscilla Owen, President Bushs judicial nominee to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Joining together with a broad coalition of women . . .

4/29/2003  -  Bush Stacking Federal Courts
WASHINGTON, DC The Feminist Majority stands together with a broad coalition of womens rights, civil rights, disability rights, labor and environmental groups today to urge the Senate to block President Bush from stacking the courts with right-wing . . .

3/19/2003  -  Army of God Terrorist Network Must Be Cracked
Feminist Majority Foundations Latest Clinic Survey Finds Violence is on the Rise WASHINGTON, DC With the conviction of James Kopp for the intentional murder of Dr. Barnett Slepian, the Feminist Majority Foundation today released its late . . .

3/18/2003  -  Women Demand Peace
Ms. Magazine Publishes Call for Peace Signed by Groups Representing Millions of Women WASHINGTON, DC As war is imminent, women across the world and the United States continue to raise their voices in defense of peace. In its hot-off-the-p . . .

3/5/2003  -  Feminist Majority Opposes Nomination of Jeffrey Sutton to the Sixth Circuit
WASHINGTON, DC The Feminist Majority urges the U.S. Senate to oppose the Bush administrations latest attempt to pack the courts with far-right judicial nominees with the nomination of Jeffrey Sutton to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circu . . .

2/26/2003  -  Feminists Will Work to Keep Clinics Safe
Eleanor Smeal Vows to Keep Fighting Anti-Abortion Violence WASHINGTON, DC Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation, promised to continue to defend womens reproductive health care clinics, despite the U.S. Supreme Cour . . .

2/13/2003  -  Senate Democrats Fight Bushs Attempts to Pack the Courts
WASHINGTON, DC As feminists across the country organize and phone calls, letters and emails continue to pour in, the Feminist Majority commends the Democratic leadership for taking a stand against President Bushs efforts to pack the nations court . . .

1/27/2003  -  Feminist Majority Opposes Bushs Anti-Women Judicial Nominee
Feminist Majority Opposes Bushs Anti-Women Judicial Nominee Kuhls nomination seen as warm-up to Supreme Court battle Los Angeles With a judicial record that is clearly anti-women, Carolyn Kuhl, President Bushs nominee to the Ninth Cir . . .

11/20/2002  -  Domestic Terrorist James Kopp Confesses
WASHINGTON, DC - James Kopps confession to the assassination of Dr. Barnett Slepian is an enormous relief to the pro-choice community but it is only a first step, stated Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal. The evidence against . . .

11/15/2002  -  Congress Authorizes Funds for Afghan Women
WASHINGTON, DC The Feminist Majority commends both chambers of the U.S. Congress for unanimously approving legislation late last night that triples U.S. funding for Afghanistan. This bill, first introduced with unanimous bipartisan support in the S . . .

10/17/2002  -  Feminist Majority Foundation Opposes Bush Nominee for Vital FDA Post
WASHINGTON, DC The Feminist Majority Foundation joins a coalition of womens groups and Congressional leaders at a press conference today on Capitol Hill to tell the Bush Administration that a doctor who gives theology precedence over science shoul . . .

9/19/2002  -  National Women's Groups Ask CBS to Discontinue Broadcast of Masters Golf Tournament
Washington, D.C., Sept. 19, 2002 - The National Council of Womens Organizations (NCWO) released a letter today to CBS Sports and its parent company Viacom, asking that CBS Sports discontinue broadcast of the Masters Golf Tournament until Augusta Nat . . .

9/17/2002  -  Feminist Majority Opposes President Bushs Anti-Women Judicial Nominee
Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee Must Vote Against McConnell WASHINGTON, DC - With a judicial record that is clearly anti-women, Michael McConnell, President Bushs nominee to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, poses an imm . . .

9/17/2002  -  Students Mobilize In Support Of Title IX
Feminist Majority Foundation Leads Effort To Share Impact Of Law In Womens Lives CHICAGO Two senior members of the Feminist Majority Foundations Campus Program Team mobilized dozens of students in the Chicago area to attend Presi . . .

8/23/2002  -  Feminist Majority Foundation Sets The Record Straight On Mifepristone
WASHINGTON, DC The Feminist Majority Foundation, which administers the nations only mifepristone compassionate use program and spearheaded the 12-year movement for FDA approval, denounces a petition filed by three anti-abortion groups seeking to r . . .

8/1/2002  -  Feminist Majority Declares a Victory for Afghan Women
Senate Committee Approves More Funds, ISAF Expansion in Afghanistan WASHINGTON, DC In a bipartisan vote, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved the expansion of peacekeeping troops and much-needed, additional aid to the newly insta . . .

7/30/2002  -  Womens Rights Treaty Approved by Senate Committee
UN Treaty to Move to Senate Floor for First Time in US History WASHINGTON, DC In a 12-7 bipartisan vote, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved US ratification of the United Nations treaty that sets a global standard for womens . . .

7/12/2002  -  Repeated Police Brutality Demands Immediate Change
Studies Show More Women Officers Would Overhaul a Police Culture of Violence LOS ANGELES, WASHINGTON, D.C. - Donovan Jackson is not alone. The videotaped image of the mentally handicapped teenager being thrown, punched and pushed by an Inglewood p . . .

7/9/2002  -  New Editor-in-Chief for Ms. Magazine
Investigative Journalist Tracy Wood to Lead Feminist Publication LOS ANGELESTracy Wood, award-winning investigative journalist, will lead Ms. magazine under its new ownership by the Feminist Majority Foundation. Peg Yorkin, FMF bo . . .

6/27/2002  -  Feminist Majority Urges Expansion of Peace Troops in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON, DC - In the wake of threats against human rights advocates in Afghanistan after the Loya Jirga and continued reports of violence against women in the provinces, the Feminist Majority has renewed its call for the immediate expansion of int . . .

6/13/2002  -  Womens Rights Treaty Has Historic Hearing Before the US Senate
CEDAW Could Help Trigger the Gender Gap
WASHINGTON, DC After 23 years of advocacy by womens rights organizations and just in time for the November elections, the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee has scheduled a hearing to discuss t . . .

5/22/2002  -  Eleanor Smeal Urges President to Fulfill Promise to Afghan Women
Womens Rights Leader Calls for Increased Security, Funding for Afghanistan WASHINGTON, DC Feminist Majority President Eleanor Smeal called on the Bush administration today to expand security forces and increase funding for reconstruction . . .

5/16/2002  -  Ninth Circuit Rules 'Wanted' Posters, Nuremberg Files Website are Threats Under FACE
WASHINGTON, DC In a victory for pro-choice advocates, an en banc panel of the Ninth Circuit today ruled that WANTED-style posters and an Internet hit list are threats under the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act (FACE). The court upheld the . . .

4/30/2002  -  Number of Women in Policing Decreasing; Enormous Gender Gap Found in Rate of Police Brutality
National Center for Women & Policing Releases New Studies Showing Number of Women in Policing Decreasing; Enormous Gender Gap Found in Rate of Police Brutality Gender Balance in Law Enforcement Urged at the Kick-off of Annual Conference of Women P . . .

4/8/2002  -  Women Leaders Call for Expansion of International Peace Troops and More U.S. Funds to Restore the Rights of Afghan Women
WASHINGTON, DC - In the wake of the recent coup attempt in Afghanistan and the Bush Administration's continued refusal to permit the expansion of international peace-keeping troops, Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority, called for a nati . . .

3/7/2002  -  FM President Eleanor Smeal Calls for Expansion of Peacekeeping Troops and Funding for Afghanistan
Womens Rights Leader Cites Need to Protect Afghan Women from Violence Washington, DCSpeaking at a Congressional briefing today, Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority (FM), urged House members to support the expansion and immediate de . . .

3/4/2002  -  Global Women's Voices: An Online DialogueFeaturing Mavis Leno and other Global Women Leaders
In recognition of International Women's Day, March 8, women leaders from Brazil, India, Uganda, and the United States, will discuss the successes and challenges facing women in different parts of the world in a series of live chats from March 5-7 at: . . .

1/22/2002  -  Womens Rights Leader Eleanor Smeal Expresses Concern Over Fate of Roe v. Wade
Calls for Filibuster Strategy to Protect Legal Abortion WASHINGTON, DC Reflecting on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade today, womens rights leader Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority said, Roe is more endangered today than it . . .

1/15/2002  -  Security Alert: New Anthrax Threats Received at Clinics
Clinics in Wichita, Kansas; Mobile and Montgomery, Alabama; Knoxville, Tennessee; and Watertown, New York have received white business sized envelopes containing a white powder. Preliminary tests by FBI on the substance from one of the letters has b . . .

12/14/2001  -  Afghan Women Deliver Proclamation on Reconstruction of Afghanistan
Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal Emphasizes Important Role Women Will Play in Rebuilding Afghanistan WASHINGTON, DC--Six delegates from the Afghan Womens Summit, held in Brussels, Belgium December 4-5, along with Femini . . .

12/5/2001  -  Domestic Terrorist Clayton Lee Waagner Captured
Feminist Majority Foundation President Urges Law Enforcement to Continue Investigation into Terrorist Network that Aided Waagner WASHINGTON, DCLeading abortion clinic defense group Feminist Majority Foundation was relieved today to learn t . . .

11/29/2001  -  Key Clinic Defense Groups Urge Attorney General and FBI to Broaden Investigation
Washington, DCLeading clinic defense groups, Feminist Majority Foundation, National Abortion Federation, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America, were heartened today by Attorney General John Aschrofts denunciation of those responsible for ant . . .

11/12/2001  -  Ms. Magazine and Feminist Majority Foundation Join Forces
Two Pre-eminent Feminist Institutions See Strength in Combination NEW YORK, WASHINGTON, D.C. AND LOS ANGELES - In a joint statement released today in New York, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority Fo . . .

11/8/2001  -  2nd Round of Anthrax Threats Unleashed at Abortion Clinics
Feminist Majority Foundation Calls on Attorney General to Publicly Condemn Domestic Terrorist Act Washington, DCLess than one month after more than 250 abortion providers received anthrax threats, a new round of threats were sent yesterday . . .

11/7/2001  -  Hill Activity Increases on Behalf of Afghan Women
Feminist Majority President Eleanor Smeal Commends Bipartisan Efforts Washington, DCIn a display of bi-partisan support for the women of Afghanistan, Congressional leaders from both sides of the aisle together with the Feminist Majority today urg . . .

10/16/2001  -  Anthrax Threats Hit Over 170 Abortion Clinics Nationwide
FMF Urges Abortion Providers to be on Highest Alert ARLINGTON, VAOver 170 abortion clinics and doctors' offices in 14 states and the District of Columbia have received threatening letters claiming to contain anthrax. The envelopes had ret . . .

10/10/2001  -  Congressional Testimony of E. Smeal on the Plight of Afghan Women - Part I
TESTIMONY BY ELEANOR SMEAL PRESIDENT, THE FEMINIST MAJORITY AND FEMINIST MAJORITY FOUNDATION BEFORE THE JOINT HEARING OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND TERRORISM AND THE SUBCOMITTEE ON NEAR EASTERN AND SOUTH ASIA AFFAIRS OF THE C . . .

10/10/2001  -  Congressional Testimony of E. Smeal on the Plight of Afghan Women - Part II
<< Part I We applaud the work of the United Nations agencies, especially the World Food Program, in Afghanistan. But for years they have been forced to underestimate the needs of . . .

10/10/2001  -  Congressional Testimony of E. Smeal on the Plight of Afghan Women - Part III
<< Part II We cannot be fooled by those who would use culture and religion as an excuse for the marginalization or exclusion of women in the reconstruction of Afghanistan. The Tali . . .

10/4/2001  -  Pro-Choice Forces Receive Second Major Victory in Two Days Over Domestic Terrorism
Pro-choice supporters received their second victory against domestic terrorism today as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed in an unusual opinion to review en banc the three-judge panel decision in Planned Parenthood of Columbia/Willamette, et . . .

9/18/2001  -  Special Message from the Feminist Majority on The Taliban, Osama bin Laden, and Afghan Women
The Feminist Majority joins our fellow citizens and people of good will all over the world in mourning the deaths of thousands of women, men and children on September 11 at the hands of terrorists. These terrorist acts are crimes against all of human . . .

8/9/2001  -  Reaction of Eleanor Smeal, President, Feminist Majority Foundation to President Bush's Decision on Stem Cell Research
President Bushs decision unnecessarily restricts embryonic stem cell research. As Christopher Reeves has stated, these restrictions will inevitably slow medical progress and impede research for finding treatments and cures for serious illnesses. . . .

7/16/2001  -  Security Advisory: Baton Rouge Clinic Destroyed By Fire
Arson has not been ruled out as the cause of a pre-dawn fire that destroyed the Delta Women's Clinic in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The fire began at 5:20 am on Sunday, July 15, and caused an estimated $250,000 in damage. No one was injured. Federal . . .

7/12/2001  -  ATTORNEY GENERAL ASHCROFT URGED TO CONDEMN ANTI-ABORTION TERRORISM
WASHINGTON, DCFeminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal joins Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Gloria Feldt and National Abortion Federation Executive Director Vicki Saporta in urging Attorney General John Ashcroft to be . . .

6/14/2001  -  Feminist Majority Foundation Assists Women on Waves
National Clinic Access Project Offers Security Training and Threat Management WASHINGTON, DC -- Women on Waves arrives today in Dublin, Ireland, where abortion is illegal, to provide abortion and reproductive health services to women on a speciall . . .

5/22/2001  -  Taliban Retaliates After U.S. Humanitarian Aid Package
Religious Police Terrorize Hospital, Close Bread Bakeries and UN Offices The same day U.S. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell announced $43 million in aid to Afghanistan, Taliban religious policeThe Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and Pr . . .

5/17/2001  -  US to Provide $43 Million in Humanitarian Assistance to Afghanistan
Feminist Majority Foundation Applauds Funding But Urges More is Needed We are thrilled that Secretary of State Colin L. Powell today announced $43 million in aid to Afghanistan, and we hope this is just the beginning of additional humanitarian a . . .

4/12/2001  -  Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal's Letter to the Editor
To the Editor: The Feminist Majority Foundation is dismayed by Marjorie Williams April 11th column, This Kills Women, Do feminist groups even care? which speculates that either tobacco money is buying the silence of womens groups, or feminist . . .

3/30/2001  -  MEDIA ADVISORY: Kopp's Capture Exposes Organized Network of Extremists, More Arrests Expected
Julie Bernstein 703-522-2214 (Office) 240-601-5562 (Cell) Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal and National Abortion Federation Executive Director Vicki Saporta Reveal Anti-Abortion Terrorist Ring. Authorities have only . . .

3/30/2001  -  Kopp's Capture Exposes Organized Network of Extremists
Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority Foundation, is available for interviews in Washington DC at 703-522-2214. The Feminist Majority Foundation runs the National Clinic Access Project, the nations largest and oldest clinic defense proj . . .

3/29/2001  -  Anti-Abortion Extremist Captured
Ring of Anti-Abortion Terrorists Must be Brought to Justice Justice will finally be served with todays capture of accused murderer and anti-abortion extremist James Charles Kopp. Kopp has been on the FBIs Most Wanted list for nearly 900 days, . . .

3/29/2001  -  9th Circuit Court Protects Anti-abortion Domestic Terrorism
Outrage Over Court-Protected Domestic Terrorism Statement of Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal WASHINGTON, DC We are shocked and dismayed that a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has unanimously chose . . .

3/29/2001  -  Anti-Abortion Extremist Captured
Ring of Anti-Abortion Terrorists Must be Brought to Justice! WASHINGTON, DC Justice will finally be served with todays capture of accused murderer and anti-abortion extremist James Charles Kopp. Kopp has been on the FBIs Most W . . .

3/27/2001  -  Top Women in Law Enforcement and Leading Reformer Advocates Meet to Tackle Police Brutality, Family Violence and Gender Balance
What: The 6th annual National Center for Women & Policing (NCWP) conference: Redesigning Law Enforcement. The conference, co-sponsored by Women in Federal Law Enforcement, WIFLE, is expected to attract more than 900 top women in law enfo . . .

3/16/2001  -  Rock For Choice Concert to Save Roe v. Wade
Etheridge, McLachlan and Other Top Women in Music Unite to Send Message WE WONT GO BACK! What: First ever all-women Rock for Choice Show to benefit the Feminist Majoritys Campaign to Save Roe v. Wade. Who: Featuring musical p . . .

3/12/2001  -  Women Cant Trust Bushs Tax CutIts Too Big, Too Risky
President Bushs $1.6 trillion tax cut plan endangers vitally-needed social programs including education, health care, and possibly Social Security and Medicare. At the same time, the tax cut provides little relief to average women workers and dispr . . .

2/1/2001  -  DIVISIVE ASHCROFT VOTE SENDS STRONG MESSAGE TO PRESIDENT BUSH
Statement by Feminist Majority President Eleanor Smeal This historic vote on John Ashcroft for U.S. Attorney General sends a message to President Bush: You dont have a mandate to use the courts or the Department of Justice to reverse civi . . .

1/31/2001  -  Young Women Lobby to Fight Ashcroft
WASHINGTON, DCStudent activists have joined an unprecedented effort by womens rights, abortion rights, civil rights, gun control, environmental and gay and lesbian rights organizations to oppose the nomination of John Ashcroft for U.S. Attorney Gen . . .

1/25/2001  -  Two John Ashcrofts; One 25 Year Record Against Womens Rights
WASHINGTON, DC The John Ashcroft presented to the Senate Judiciary Committee and the John Ashcroft the womens rights movement has known for over 20 years are not the same man. I should know, said Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majorit . . .

1/16/2001  -  Ashcroft: Ideology Trumps Legal Judgment
20-Year Anti-Womens Rights Record Disqualifies Ashcroft WASHINGTON, DC John Ashcroft is a totally anti-choice, anti-womens rights nomination for Attorney General. Not only did Ashcroft staunchly oppose the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), as Mis . . .

1/16/2001  -  Over Six Million Womens Voices Blast Ashcroft and Thompson Nominations
WASHINGTON, DC A strong coalition of 120 womens rights groups unite in opposition to John Aschcrofts and Tommy Thompsons nominations. Womens organizations are justifiably outraged over Bushs appointment of right-wing, anti-womens rights ext . . .

1/12/2001  -  National Women's Groups Fight Ashcroft and Thompson Nominations
MEDIA ADVISORY Non-Partisan Network of Over 120 Organizations Representing More Than Six Million Women Join to Fight Anti-Woman Nominations WHO:

Eleanor Smeal, President, Feminist Majority Patricia Ireland, President, National . . .

1/9/2001  -  Ashcroft: Ideology Trumps Legal Judgment
20-Year Anti-Womens Rights Record Disqualifies Ashcroft WASHINGTON, DC John Ashcroft is a totally anti-choice, anti-womens rights nomination for Attorney General. Not only did Ashcroft staunchly oppose the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), as Mis . . .

1/5/2001  -  National Center for Women & Policing Decries Prosecution of Police Family Violence Whistle Blower, Demands Investigation of LAPD Practices
Statement of Chief Penny Harrington, Director of the National Center of Women & Policing: Los Angeles -- The prosecution of Robert Mullally is tragic. It is outrageous that a whistle blower -- who has exposed such serious abuse committed by LAP . . .

12/21/2000  -  Bush Faith-Based Initiative May Hurt Women
Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal Alarmed by Program WASHINGTON, DC -- President-elect George W. Bush met with religious leaders yesterday to discuss his new faith-based program, which would establish a White House offi . . .

12/21/2000  -  Bush Cabinet Grows; Number of Women Appointees Shrinks
WASHINGTON, DC -- Recent appointments to the George W. Bush cabinet, as well as the likely-appointees list, suggest that the president-elects cabinet may include only two women Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman and Christine Todd Whitman as EPA . . .

11/9/2000  -  Gender Gap Shaped Election 2000
The gender gap the difference between the voting patterns of men and women proved crucial in presidential, Congressional, and statewide races. Overall, Gore enjoyed a 12-point gender gap in the nationwide Voter News Service exit polling, with 54 . . .

10/23/2000  -  Get Out Her Vote Campaign Hits Campuses Nationwide
Feminist Majority Foundation's Choices Campus Program Ignites Women's Vote WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Feminist Majority Foundation's (FMF) National Campus Program launches a non-partisan effort to increase voter turnout among women. FMF's Get Out HER . . .

9/28/2000  -  Feminist Majority Foundation Declares Victory in 12-Year Campaign to Bring RU 486 to the United States
FDA Approval Marks Victory of Science Over Anti-abortion Politics WASHINGTON, D.C. - Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal called today's FDA approval of mifepristone, formerly known as RU 486, by the U.S. Food and Drug Administrati . . .

9/18/2000  -  Gender Differences in Police Brutality Lawsuits: Men Cost More
Gender Balance in Law Enforcement Urged With police abuse cases grabbing headlines nationwide, a new study released by the Feminist Majority Foundation and the National Center for Women & Policing documents huge gender differences in the c . . .

8/24/2000  -  Hollywood Joins Feminist Majority Foundation Back to School Campaign for Afghan Women and Girls
Mavis Leno, chair of the Feminist Majority Foundation's Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan, joined by her husband Jay Leno, the Rugrat's Cheryl Chase, and Boy Meets World's Trina McGee-Davis, together with Katherine Spillar, national co . . .

7/18/2000  -  Feminist Majority Foundation & Institute for Democracy Studies CAlls Attention to Priest for Life's Support of Violent Wing of Anti-Abortion Movement
Washington DC - As Priests for Life launches their anti-abortion electoral media campaign today, Feminist Majority Foundation and Institute for Democracy Studies together call attention to Fr. Frank Pavone's ongoing relationship with militant and ext . . .

5/5/2000  -  Feminist Majority Foundation Condemns Taliban's Brutal Killing of Woman in Afghanistan and Calls for US Action
The Feminist Majority Foundation condemns the public stoning of a woman to death in Northern Afghanistan by the Taliban militia for allegedly committing adultery and calls for an end to the brutal gender apartheid regime that continues to terrorize t . . .

4/25/2000  -  Women's Rights Leader Warns Roe v. Wade at Stake in Nebraska Abortion Ban
Washington, DC - Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation and a leading advocate for women's right to abortion, today underscored how the decision in Stenberg v. Carhart, which is being argued in the U.S. Supreme Court today, will . . .

4/1/2000  -  Mifepristone Global Summit at Feminist Expo 2000 Calls for Immediate FDA Approval and Expanded Research on Medical Breakthrough
Physicians, Patient Describe Benefits of Drug for Treatment of Meningioma (brain tumors) and Other Cancers and Diseases BALTIMORE, MD - Supporters of mifepristone (formerly known as RU-486) are stepping up efforts for its release and . . .

1/19/2000  -  War of Attrition Targets Abortion Clinics Nationwide: One in Five Nationwide Clinics Still Face Severe Violence
Washington DC -- Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation and a leading national expert on anti-abortion terrorism, today released the organization's seventh annual National Clinic Violence Survey Report, the most comprehensive st . . .

1/2/2000  -  U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Drivers' Privacy Protection Act
Unanimous Decision Safeguards Women and Abortion Providers WASHINGTON, DC The U.S. Supreme Court voted in a unanimous decision to uphold the Drivers Privacy Protection Act of 1994, a decisive victory for reproductive health care and for pr . . .

9/21/1999  -  WAR OF ATTRITION TARGETS ABORTION CLINICS NATIONWIDE: One Fourth of Nation's Clinics Still Face Severe Violence
Washington DC -- Eleanor Smeal, national feminist leader and one of the nation's leading experts on anti-abortion terrorism, today released the results of the Feminist Majority Foundation's sixth annual National Clinic Violence Survey Report, the mos . . .

7/16/1999  -  Statement by Eleanor Smeal, President, Feminist Majority Foundation, on Federal Nationwide Injunction Issued Against Anti-Abortion Extremists, Operation Rescue, Pro-Life Action League in NOW v. Scheidler
WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, in Chicago, Illinois, Federal Court Judge David Coar took the bold step of issuing a nationwide injunction to protect women's health clinics from harassment, intimidation and anti-abortion violence. This ruling stems from the . . .

5/13/1999  -  Progress in Afghanistan?
Capricious and selective enforcement of the Talibans brutal gender apartheid edicts is a far cry from restoration of womens rights." -- Eleanor Smeal WASHINGTON, DC In light of a May 11, 1999 Washington Post story on the status of gen . . .

3/29/1999  -  Hollywood Mobilizes for Afghan Women
Washington DC -- On Monday evening in an unprecedented show of support for international women's human rights, the Hollywood community turned out in numbers to join women's rights and human rights leaders in exposing the brutal treatment of women and . . .

3/29/1999  -  Hollywood Community Gathers to Expose Human Rights Abuses and Send a Message of Hope to the Women and Girls of Afghanistan
On March 29, 1999, the Hollywood community, and women's rights and human rights leaders will converge to shine a bright light on the human rights abuses against the women and girls in Afghanistan by the Taliban regime. The program is being written, d . . .

2/4/1999  -  National Women's Leaders Oppose Live Testimony at Senate Trial: Statement of Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority
Washington DC -- I am proud to join today with national women's leaders and leading women members of Congress to urge the United States Senate to put an end to this spectacle of hypocrisy and travesty of justice. The 13 House managers want to subject . . .

12/15/1998  -  Statement of Eleanor Smeal, President of Feminist Majority, on the Pending Presidential Impeachment Vote
Washington DC -- The Feminist Majority joins with our sister organizations - and indeed the majority of women in this nation - in a united call to action to help stop this impeachment spectacle that has overtaken our political system. We stand today . . .

12/14/1998  -  National Women Leaders Issue Call to Action on Impeachment
BLACK LEADERSHIP FORUM * FEMINIST MAJORITY * NATIONAL COUNCIL OF NEGRO WOMEN * NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN * NOW LEGAL DEFENSE AND ACTION FUND * NATIONAL COUNCIL OF NEGRO WOMEN * NATIONAL COUNCIL OF WOMEN'S ORGANIZATIONS * AFL-CIO * WOMEN'S INSTI . . .

12/2/1998  -  Women Must Be at Center Stage in Social Security Debate
Feminist Majority Opposes Reforms that Disadvantage Women, Urges Improvements in Treatment of Women Washington DC -- Joining with other leaders of the National Council of Women's Organizations, Feminist Majority President Eleanor Smeal call . . .

10/26/1998  -  Organized Campaign of Terror Claims Another Abortion Provider
Washington DC -- The murder of Dr. Barnett "Bart" Slepian, 51, in his home by a sniper who fired a single shot tragically is not an isolated incident. We believe this fifth sniper-style shooting of an abortion doctor is part of an organized campaign . . .

10/21/1998  -  Mavis Leno to Chair Feminist Majority Foundation's Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid
Mavis and Jay Leno Announce $100,000 Contribution to Raise Awareness and Support New York -- Mavis and Jay Leno today presented a gift of $100,000 to the Feminist Majority Foundation to expand its Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid in Afgh . . .

9/29/1998  -  Domestic Terrorism in Alabama Leaves One Dead, One Injured at Abortion Clinic
Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal Demands Zero Tolerance on this War of Attrition Washington DC -- Eleanor Smeal, national feminist leader and one of the nation's leading experts on anti-abortion terrorism, decried today . . .

9/24/1998  -  Women Leaders Take Action to Stop Impeachment, Warn What's at Stake for Women and Who's on Third to Succeed
Washington DC -- A wide array of leaders of the women's movement have joined together today to make a united statement about the possible impeachment of President Clinton by the Congress and about what is at stake for women in this country. We are . . .

9/22/1998  -  National Women's Leaders Call to Action on White House Crisis
WHO: Betty Friedan Patricia Ireland, President, National Organization for Women Eleanor Smeal, President, Feminist Majority Foundation Dr. Dorothy Height, Chair and Professor Emerita, National Council of Negro Women Susan Bianchi-Sand, Chair, Na . . .

9/4/1998  -  Gender Gap Decisive, Abortion Key Factor in Elections Nationwide
Washington DC -- The women's vote decisively delivered historic wins for Democrats in key House, Senate, and Gubernatorial races. In the much-watched New York U.S. Senate race, Congressman Charles Schumer defeated incumbent Republican Senator Alphons . . .

8/31/1998  -  Coalition Petitions California Attorney General to Revoke UNOCAL's Corporate Charter
Los Angeles, CA -- Environmental, Women's Rights, Human Rights, and Consumer Groups File Historic Petition Citing Violations of Domestic and International Laws WHO: A coalition of nearly 30 environmental, women's rights, human rights, and consumer . . .

7/21/1998  -  Feminist Majority Leads Bi-Coastal Demonstration at UNOCAL Headquarters in Washington, DC & Los Angeles
Women Protest UNOCALs Negotiations With Taliban Regime in Afghanistan, Which Has Imprisoned Women at Home Washington, DC and Los Angeles -- In response to continued news reports that California-based UNOCAL is going ahead with plans to bui . . .

7/21/1998  -  Feminist Majority Leads Bi-Coastal Demonstration at UNOCAL Headquarters in Washington, DC & Los Angeles
WHO: Shareholders, womens rights groups, and human rights groups protest at UNOCAL annual shareholders meeting. WHAT: Womens rights and human rights groups will protest outside of California-based UNOCALs annual shareholders meeting while con . . .

7/17/1998  -  Litigator, Clinic Plaintiff in NOW v. Scheidler Testify on Importance of
Arlington, VA -- On the heels of the landmark verdict of liability in NOW v. Scheidler which found that there is a nationwide conspiracy of violence against abortion providers and women who seek reproductive health services, Susan Hill, President of . . .

7/14/1998  -  New Report Shows American Women Enthusiastic About Mifepristone Use
EXTREMIST ATTEMPT TO BLOCK FDA APPROVAL IS MEDICAL McCARTHYISM, SAYS FEMINIST MAJORITY ARLINGTON, VA -- The Feminist Majority applauded a new report published in the July/August issue of Archives of Family Medicine which finds that almost . . .

7/10/1998  -  National Women's Organizations Craft Blueprint
Washington DC -- The National Council of Women's Organizations announced a completed draft of guiding principles for a National Women's Equality Act for the 21st Century in preparation for the celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the first Women's . . .

5/28/1998  -  U.S. Oil Company Joins in Business Partnership with World's Most Repressive Regime
Shareholders, Womens Rights and Human Rights Groups Protest Against Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan During UNOCALS Annual Shareholders Meeting Los Angeles -- WHO: Shareholders, womens rights groups, and human rights groups protest at U . . .

4/29/1998  -  Evidence for Safety and Efficacy of Mifepristone Mounts
American Women Demand Access to Medical Breakthrough, Smeal Says Arlington, VA -- Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal hailed the release of U.S. clinical trial results on mifepristone (formerly known as RU 486) in the new i . . .

4/20/1998  -  Landmark Won! Civil RICO Case Cracks Anti-Abortion Ring of Conspiracy
National Feminist Leader Eleanor Smeal Calls for Use of Criminal RICO to End Violence Washington DC -- Today, in Chicago, Illinois, a federal jury handed down the precedent-setting decision in the class action RICO (Racketeer Influenced and . . .

4/2/1998  -  Statement on the Dismissal of Jones v. Clinton
Washington DC -- "From the beginning, we have been troubled by the political context in which Paula Jones' sexual harassment case against President Clinton was originated and has proceeded. Indeed, those groups and individuals that championed Jones' . . .

4/2/1998  -  Feminist Movement Mourns Loss of Bella Abzug, A Global Warrior for Women
Washington DC -- Bella Abzug was truly a global warrior for women's rights, peace, and the environment. It was not her hat that made her stand out, but her brilliant mind and her courage. Throughout her life, Bella made a giant difference for women i . . .

3/2/1998  -  Feminist Majority Leads Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan
National Board Member Mavis Leno Testifies at Forum Sponsored by Senator Dianne Feinstein Washington DC -- Mavis Leno, a writer, resident of Los Angeles, California, and member of the National Board of the Feminist Majority, today testifi . . .

2/3/1998  -  U.S. Feminist Organizations and European Parliament Join Forces to End Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan
BRUSSELS -- Feminist Majority President Eleanor Smeal today joined Emma Bonino, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs, other members of the European Parliament, international non-governmental organizations and women from Afghanistan in launc . . .

2/2/1998  -  Army of God Claims Credit for Birmingham Bombing
BIRMINGHAM, AL, 5:50 PM Central Standard Time -- The FBI has apparently just confirmed that letters from the Army of God were recieved today by Atlanta news agencies which claim responsibility for the January 29, 1998 fatal bombing in Birmingham, AL. . . .

1/15/1998  -  War of Attrition Targets Abortion Clinics Nationwide
Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal Releases Fifth Annual National Clinic Violence Survey Results Washington DC -- Eleanor Smeal, national feminist leader and one of the nation's leading experts on anti-abortion terrorism, . . .

1/12/1998  -  Pro-Choice Leaders to Release New Anti-Choice Violence Reports on the Eve of the Roe v. Wade 25th Anniversary
Three Leading National Organizations Will Reveal New Trends in Anti-Choice Terrorism and Assess the Effectiveness of Current Strategies to Reduce Anti-Choice Violence Who: Gloria Feldt, President, Planned Parenthood Federation of Americ . . .

11/21/1997  -  Statement of Chief Penny Harrington,Director of National Center for Women & Policing,In Support of Bill Lann Lee for Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights
Washington DC -- My name is Chief Penny Harrington, and I direct the National Center for Women & Policing, a Division of the Feminist Majority Foundation. I am the former Chief of Police of Portland, Oregon, and I was the first woman in the nation to . . .

11/13/1997  -  Shots Ring Out in Canada: Abortion Provider Target of Attempted Murder
Statement of Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal on U.S. Implications of Canadian Anti-Abortion Terrorism Washington DC -- Dr. Jack Fainman, a Canadian OB/GYN in Winnipeg, Manitoba, was shot through a window in his home jus . . .

10/28/1997  -  Women's Groups Urge Nike to Put Its Money Where Its Mouth Is: Low Wages for Women Workers in Southeast Asian Sweatshops Deplored
Washington DC -- The Feminist Majority joined the National Organization for Women and other women's organizations in deploring Nike's use of overseas sweatshops which exploit women workers, paying them as little as 20 cents per hour or $1.60 a day in . . .

10/13/1997  -  Tenth Anniversary of the Feminist Majority Foundation
Los Angeles -- WHEN Monday, October 13, 1997 6:30 PM buffet reception in lobby area 8:00 PM program (scheduled to run 1 hour and 30 minutes) WHERE Directors Guild of America/Main Theater 7920 Sunset Boulevard, 1/2 block west of Fairfax . . .

10/2/1997  -  Promise Keepers Hold No Promise for Women
Washington DC -- On the eve of the Promise Keepers event in Washington, D.C., Feminist Majority President, Eleanor Smeal, warned: Don't be fooled by their 'touchy-feely' outward appearances; The Promise Keepers are preaching that men are ordained to . . .

9/30/1997  -  Feminist Majority Commends Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban's First Year, Calls For Stepped Up Enforcement
Washington DC -- Feminist Majority President Eleanor Smeal joined Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-New Jersey) and other women's rights and domestic violence leaders at a Tuesday, September 30 news conference in praising the Domestic Violence Offender Gun . . .

9/25/1997  -  Little Rock, Arkansas Abortion Clinics Subject of Terrorism
Washington D.C. -- On the morning of President Clinton's speech at Little Rock's Central High School, bomb scares were investigated at two local abortion clinics. According to news reports, the suspect rented two Ryder trucks, mimicking the terrorist . . .

8/25/1997  -  Reaction to U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling on Prop 209
Washington DC -- "The 9th Circuit's decision not to reconsider the April ruling by one of it panels which upheld Proposition 209 is a tragic reversal of America's promise of equal job and educational opportunitites for women and for racial minorities . . .

7/30/1997  -  Feminist Majority Protests the Taliban's Violation of Afghan Women's Rights
Washington DC -- Women's, international, and human rights groups condemned the atrocities committed against Afghan women by the Taliban at noon-time pickets, sponsored by the Feminist Majority, in front of the Pakistan and Afghanistan embassies on We . . .

7/22/1997  -  Tuscaloosa, AL Abortion Clinic is the 13th Arson/Bombing of 1997
Highest Rate of Anti-abortion Violence Since 1984 The July 22nd arson of the West Alabama Women's Center clinic in Tuscaloosa, AL marks the 13th abortion clinic arson or bombing of 1997 -- the highest rate of anti-abortion violence since 19 . . .

7/13/1997  -  Promise Keepers Holds No Promise for Women
Washington, DC - Today, the Feminist Majority Foundation, joining other national women's rights, religious, lesbian/gay/bisexual, and domestic violence organizations, condemned the hidden agenda of the all-male, religious right organization, the Prom . . .

6/5/1997  -  Feminist Majority Condemns Push To Resegregate Military Training As Giant Step Backwards For Women
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Feminist Majority condemns recent calls for the resegregation of military basic training. The Feminist Majority, joining with a dozen other national women's rights organizations, has signed on to testimony submitted to the U.S . . .

5/23/1997  -  Abortion Clinic Arsons And Bombings Reach Highest Rate Since 1984 Peak
Domestic Terrorism Increases Washington, DC - Alarmed by a resurgent wave of abortion clinic arsons and bombings across the nation, Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal stated, "Today's arson of the Lovejoy Surgicenter marks . . .

5/13/1997  -  Feminist Majority Opposes Gutting Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban
Proposed Barr Amendment Would Put Guns Back in Hands of Abusers WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Feminist Majority has joined with Senator Lautenberg, Congresswoman Maloney, and other women's rights and domestic violence advocates in condem . . .

4/30/1997  -  Feminist Majority Foundation and National Center For Women & Policing Call for Citizens' Commission to Oversee Independent Investigation of Gender Bias In LAPD
Department Plagued by Reports of Sexual Harassment and Threats Against Women Officers and Wifebeating Cover-up Los Angeles -- At a press conference today the Feminist Majority Foundation and the National Center for Women & Policing, . . .

4/8/1997  -  Feminist Majority Foundation Applauds Transfer of Mifepristone (RU 486) Patent Rights to Dr. Edouard Sakiz, Former Roussel Uclaf CEO
Anti-Abortion Boycott Backfires The transfer of mifepristone (formerly known as RU 486) patent rights from Roussel Uclaf and Hoechst AG to Dr. Edouard Sakiz is good news for women worldwide. Dr. Sakizs leadership as the CEO of . . .

3/5/1997  -  Feminist Majority Opposes Gutting Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Feminst Majority President Eleanor Smeal joined Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-New Jersey) and other domestic violence advocates in condemning proposed legislation that would gut the 1996 Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban, which cur . . .

2/26/1997  -  Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority Urges Fast-Track Confirmation for ALEXIS HERMAN
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Feminist Majority President Eleanor Smeal together with other national women's leaders launched a campaign for the confirmation of Alexis Herman, nominee for U.S. Secretary of Labor. "Although Senator Jeffords (R-Vermont) has . . .

2/26/1997  -  Feminist Majority Opposes Gutting Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Feminst Majority President Eleanor Smeal joined Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-New Jersey) and other domestic violence advocates in condemning proposed legislation that would gut the 1996 Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban, which cur . . .

2/24/1997  -  Statement by Eleanor Smeal, President, Feminist Majority Foundation, on Army of God Letter and Atlanta Bombings
The letter from the Army of God claiming responsibility for the January bombing of an Atlanta abortion clinic and Fridays bombing of an Atlanta lesbian bar must be taken seriously. For years, we have been aware of the Army of God and its terrori . . .

2/19/1997  -  Statement of Eleanor Smeal, President, Feminist Majority Foundation: "Schenck Decision Upholding Fixed Buffer Zones Is Victory For Abortion Clinics, But Decision To Strike Down A Floating Buffer Zone In This Case Could Not Have Come At A Worse Time."
The U.S. Supreme Courts decision today in Schenck v. Pro-choice Network of Western New York by once again emphatically upholding fixed buffer zones at clinics is a victory for women seeking abortions and for womens health care providers. The Court . . .

1/16/1997  -  Feminist Majority Condemns Atlanta Bombing, Calls for Classification of Anti-Abortion Violence as Domestic Terrorism
New Survey Finds Severe Anti-abortion Violence Still Plagues Almost One-Third of Clinics As the Feminist Majority Foundation, National Abortion Federation, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America were holding a press conference this m . . .

1/16/1997  -  New Feminist Majority Foundation Survey Finds Severe Anti-abortion Violence Still Plagues Almost One-Third of Clinics
Data Refute Spate of News Articles Saying Violence Is Over WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A newly released survey, conducted by the Feminist Majority Foundation, reveals that 29.5% of clinics faced severe anti-abortion violence in 1996. Severe types o . . .

1/14/1997  -  For the Record: Statement of Feminist Majority President Eleanor Smeal on Clinton v. Jones
"What is before the Supreme Court today is the power of the presidency, not sexual harassment law," said Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority. However, the attorneys for Paula Jones have been casting things in a different light. Gil Davi . . .

10/11/1996  -  Rock Bands Perform Benefit Concert to Stop Violence Against Abortion Clinics
MORPHINE, LETTERS TO CLEO, BUFFALO TOMS BILL JANOVITZ, FUZZY AND GIGOLO AUNTS O PERFORM SAFE AND SOUND BENEFIT CONCERT TUESDAY, Oct. 29 AT WESTBETH THEATER Mighty Mighty Bosstones' Dicky Barrett and Jen Trynin Will Co-Host Show Marks Upcom . . .

9/18/1996  -  Feminist Majority Foundation Applauds Giant Step Forward on Mifepristone FDA Approval
Today's announcement that the Food and Drug Administration has found mifepristone (formerly known as RU 486) "approvable" for early medical abortion represents a hard-won victory for the U.S. feminist movement, for the scientific and medical communit . . .

9/1/1996  -  Music Industry Women Raise Money for Feminist Majority Foundation's Clinic Defense Work
Over one hundred prominent women in the music and entertainment industries raised almost $19,000 for the Feminist Majority Foundation's National Clinic Defense Project at the annual Women's Health Luncheon 1996 held at Sony Music Studios. The gather . . .

6/1/1996  -  FREEDOM SUMMER96 KICKS OFF

Student Mobilization to Register and Alert Voters

WHAT: Press Conference

WHEN: Wednesday, June 5, 1996 at 10:00am

WHERE: Los Angeles: NCJW Auditorium 543 North Fairfax

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4/29/1996  -  GREAT CALIFORNIA CON GAME STARTS NATIONAL TOUR

HIGH-STAKES SHELL GAME BEING PLAYED OUT WITH UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SEATS AS THE CHIPS

The great California Con Game announced the start of its national tour. Ward Connerly and Pete Wilson, top spokespeople for t . . .

12/1/1995  -  Women's Campaign to Defeat "CCRI" Launched
Campaign Exposes "No Women Need Apply Clause

Los Angeles -- More than 70 national and state womens and civil rights organizations joined an array of prominent women in business, law, medicine, labor, education, sports and entertainmen . . .