Oregon’s public health agency said Tuesday that it will withdraw from the Title X program and no longer use federal funds for reproductive health clinics due to the Trump administration’s restrictions on abortion care, making it the third state to leave the program since last week. The Oregon Health Authority sent a letter to the […]
Gun Control Referendums Received Close Votes on Election Day
On Election Day, Washington, California and Nevada all voted to strengthen gun control measures in the wake of Congress’ unwillingness to improve gun safety.
Raising the Minimum Wage Wins at the Ballot Box
On Tuesday, four states voted to raise their minimum wages in light of Congress’ refusal to touch the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour.
Lawmakers Push Forward with Abortion Restrictions Across the Nation
In states such as Washington, Arizona, Minnesota, and South Carolina, lawmakers are introducing bills placing restrictions on abortion access.
DC City Council Unanimously Approves Reproductive Health Anti-Discrimination Bill
Wednesday, the Washington, DC City Council unanimously passed a bill that will prohibit employer interference in the reproductive health decisions of their employees. The Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act of 2014 was first introduced by DC Councilmember David Grosso (I-At Large), just ahead of the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of for-profit retail chain Hobby Lobby this […]
Shutdown Threatens to Halt Rape Kits in DC
DC’s budget is under federal control, so if the federal government’s shutdown continues much longer, some of the city’s necessary programs–including those intended to help rape victims–may be temporarily discontinued due to lack of funding.
Gender Gap Decisive in Marriage Equality Victories
Exit poll data revealed a massive and decisive gender gap in voting on the marriage equality ballot measures that just might put to rest once and for all some old gender adages. Women have all too often been cast as the more conservative sex. Nothing could be further from the truth. Women, on the average, […]
Remember in November: Scenes from We Are Woman Rally
The video that inspired the founding of the group We Are Woman is titled “We are Warriors,” and as the the national rally for women’s rights that the group organized came to a close last Saturday in Washington, D.C., the members of We Are Woman did indeed feel like warriors. Saturday’s rally attracted more than […]