On Sunday, independent candidate Madhu Kinnar was elected mayor over Mahaveer Guruji of the popular Bharatiya Janata Party by more than 4,500 votes.
Avalanche of Right-Wing Legislation Expected in Republican States
The 24 states where Republicans now hold total control are planning a “juggernaut of conservative legislation” that could especially impact women’s access to reproductive health.
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
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
“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
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.
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 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
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 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
“Today’s decision has averted a catastrophic health crisis for women across the state of Texas.”
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 announced yesterday that she will run for Texas governor in the November 2014 elections.
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.
#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 […]