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This map depicts all 50 states that have and have not passed the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment).

America, It’s Time To Pass the ERA

This was written by Kelila Krantz, Lily Greenberg Call, and Mara Cook. All three attend high school in California. “According to a poll in 2001 by the ERA Campaign Network of Princeton, 72% of people believe that the Equal Rights Amendment has already been passed. Contrary to this belief, the amendment is still waiting to be ratified. It’s true – there is no mention of gender equality in the Constitution, despite efforts to pass a bill outlining this simple right for about 100 years.  Equality is a fundamental human right that should be guaranteed in the Constitution, and it is...

Cecile Richards, President & CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation

Missouri Women ‘Filibuster’ Abortion Bill, Wendy Davis-Style

 UPDATE:  The Missouri Women’s Filibuster began last Monday May 14 at 2pm  and ended  72 hours later on Thursday May 17 at 2pm.      Very early Tuesday morning the Senate Democrats  took a GOP leadership deal  and HORSE-TRADED  the 72 hour bill, HB1307 away.   They agreed to stand down their filibuster and the Senate then voted 22-9 to pass  it.  The  House voted Thursday 111-39 and sent the bill to Governor NIxon’s desk. The governor has 45 days to take action on HB1307, once he received it. I am so proud of everyone who participated including Ryann Summerford,...

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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...

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The Good, Bad, and the Ugly: Updates on Women’s Health

Happy Wednesday! A lot has happened so far this week regarding women’s health. From Mississippi’s last abortion clinic fighting for its existence to Planned Parenthood challenging Iowa’s telemedicine ban, let’s get you updated! Will Mississippi’s Last Abortion Clinic Close? Soon enough, Mississippi may become the first state with no abortion clinics. This is all depending on the decision of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. The court in New Orleans heard arguments Monday in the case reviewing the constitutionality of a 2012 law that requires all abortion doctors in Mississippi to obtain admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. READ MORE: http://www.cosmopolitan.com/advice/health/mississippi-abortion-clinic Google...

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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Phyllis Schlafly Gets Schooled by Twelve Year-Old Madison Kimrey

In case you missed this circulating today on the web… Planned Parenthood Action posted it on their site with the comment:  “Well, we’ve got a new hero.”  Ditto, Feministing and Emily’s List also weighed in. We agree.  Keep at it, Madison.  There’s plenty who need to hear from you. Phyllis Schlafly Gets Schooled By A Twelve Year-Old by zenbassoon of DailyKos.com, April 21, 2014 OK, not just any twelve year-old. Those of you who follow the Moral Monday movement in North Carolina may remember Madison Kimrey, the twelve year-old who stood in front of Governor McCrory’s mansion and spoke up for voter...