Category: equality

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...

Happy Women's History Month!
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Let’s Celebrate Women’s History Month!

March is one of our favorite months. Why? March is Women’s History Month, of course! Women’s History Month was inspired by the idea of International Women’s Day, which was first celebrated on March 8, 1911. As time progressed, feminism became more popular and women started having more roles in society. The “women’s liberation” movement  in the 1960′s started to get people thinking: why is “history” taught, but not “herstory”? The demand for women’s role in history to be recognized by the government increased, and by 1987, at the request of the National Women’s History Project, Congress expanded the week to...

The cover of the book "Every Day Is Election Day". Go out and read it!
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Book To Read: Every Day Is Election Day

Emily Spangler, one of our co-directors and 15 year old high school sophomore  finished reading Every Day is Election Day by Rebecca Sive. Below is what she had to say about the book. Rarely do we do a book review, but we thought it was necessary for a book as beneficial, practical, and empowering at Every Day is Election Day by Rebecca Sive. I met Rebecca Sive over the summer last year at the Illinois Democratic Women’s  Convention. We sat by each other –being two women from  completely different generations and backgrounds—and agreed that more women should be having a voice in politics....

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ProgressWomen Launches “Legis-Ladies”

Announcing our newest ProgressWomen project, “LEGIS-LADIES”!   Yes, we’re most thrilled about our “new baby” and could hardly wait to share it with the blogworld.  Can you hear our enthusiasm? After tons of research, we have matched a test group of politically-minded high school and college girls from all over the country with a progressive woman legislator in each of their own states. We are encouraging participants to contact their assigned legislators, sign up for their legislative news and follow them on social media. “LEGIS-LADIES” is designed to motivate young women (who are not sure how they can make a...

Congresswomen Pen Sassy Memo To House GOP 0

Congresswomen Pen Sassy Memo To House GOP

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON HUFFINGTON POST “Apparently fed up with their Republican colleagues’ policy priorities, a group of Democratic congresswomen sent a scathing memo to the GOP on Friday to express their frustration. “We know you are receptive to memos and have expressed an interest in learning about how to better communicate with women on the issues important to them,” the memo begins, linking to applicable articles. “To that end, this memo is in the spirit of moving past partisan politics and working together to ensure America’s women and their families have the economic security and opportunities they need to succeed.”...

High Schooler’s React to Richard Black’s Comments 0

High Schooler’s React to Richard Black’s Comments

Contributors of this feature:  Emily Spangler, 15 years old from Illinois; Lily Greenberg Call, 16 years old from California; and Abena Abraham, 17 years old from Minnesota; Eva Dickerson, 16 years old from Maryland   All four of us are in high school. We do normal high school things, like homework, hang out friends, and go to class every day. But, there is something special about us: we all aspire to serve in public office. We want to change the status quo of this country. We want to move this country forward in a progressive direction by helping women, immigrants,...