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Missouri Made National News for Something Right. YES!

YES! Did you see that the city of St. Louis made national news from coast to coast yesterday?  Did you happen to see the front page of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Thursday? I’m STILL beaming with pride and joy. St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editorial Board said it best, “HOLY CHUTZPAH!”  Actually they borrowed the phrase from Rabbi Susan Talve who participated in the news making event. St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay joined four LGBT couples Wednesday evening as they were married and their marriage licenses signed by the City Recorder of Deeds. Before the ceremonies took place, Mayor Slay stood by...

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The Two Young Women Changing High School Democrats of America

  Neah Bois is an athletic, skiing enthusiast from Utah. Eva Dickerson is an indie music-listener, feminist-promoting young woman from Maryland. What brings these two polar opposites together? They are both liberal, 17 year old high school juniors running for HSDA (High School Democrats of America) leadership positions. Neah Bois is the Chair of the High School Caucus at Young Democrats of Utah. She is quite used to conservative politics, but she does not let that stop her from flaunting her liberal ideology. In fact, she used to work with Salt Lake City Jewish Community Center and Alliance for a...

2012 Republican National Convention: Day 3

How the GOP can Win Back Women —-If They Really Want To…

I cannot believe what I read about Nevada’s GOP party platform.  Really!?? In Missouri the GOP has 32 horrible abortion bills and no interest in equality rights in the workplace, let alone marriage. But if the GOP truly wants to woo women back into their party, then THIS is the way to start.  Thank you Ilyse Hogue for a great piece. ———————– How the GOP can Win Back Women By Ilyse Hogue, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America – April 27, 2014 for MSNBC In Nevada last week, the state Republican Party quietly made a significant decision: to remove its opposition to abortion...

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Best Tweets of Women of the World 2014 Summit

Last week, the Women of the World 2014 Summit took place. ProgressWomen has gathered our favorite tweets from the summit below! “We’re breaking glass ceilings, but we need to provide the ladders for our little sisters to break more glass ceilings” – @laylool #WITW14 — Julie Zeilinger (@juliezeilinger) “I think office holders are better when there are women demanding them to be better.” – @CecileRichards #witw14 — Alison McQuade (@akmcquade)   “Leadership is not a birthright.” – @HillaryClinton #witw14 — EMILY’s List (@emilyslist)   .@CecileRichards “Work for the world we want, where reproductive rights are understood as basic human rights”...

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MS Representation Friday!

BROUGHT TO YOU BY OUR SISTERS AT WOMEN’S CAMPAIGN FUND – MARCH 5, 2014 WE LOVE MS REPRESENTATION SO MUCH – WE WANT YOU TO LOVE IT TOO! Daily FailFormer Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was recently profiled in the Daily Mail, but the article mostly dwelt on how her “kittenish ways” and “legendary blonde tresses” make her untrustworthy. She’s…too sexy for your trust. Too sexy for your trust. Ala-Shame-a Alabama lawmakers are attempting to advance several bills that wouldseverely restrict the time period in which a woman could obtain an abortion. It’s good to know that the big red X on their flag means...

HJR-3: More Toxic Than It Seems

  Amelia Eskenazi and Emma Troughton, both openly lesbian high school juniors from Indiana, wrote an article on how detrimental HJR-3 for their state. For the sake respecting their privacy, the name of the high school they attend is not given, along with a name of a teacher. “The fight began in 2011 when the Indiana General Assembly passed an amendment to change the definition of marriage within the state of Indiana. More recently, in its nearing threat to become implemented into Indiana law, it has become a hot button topic. In August 2013, a grassroots organization called Freedom Indiana...