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Nearly a Century After Suffrage, Women’s Voting Rights Under Attack in the States

August 26, 2011
It has been more than 90 years since women fought their way to suffrage. In that period of time, we’ve experienced the Year of the Woman – when a record number of women ran and/or won congressional races in 1992 – and voter turnout rates for women that have consistently exceeded voter turnout rates...

Beyond suffrage: How far have women come since?

August 26, 2011
By Eve Weinbaum and Rachel Roth Today we celebrate the anniversary of female suffrage, a victory that took more than 70 years of political struggle to achieve. After women won the right to vote in 1920, socialist feminist Crystal Eastman observed that suffrage was an important first step but that...
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Work-Life Balance? Forget It, Says Bloomberg Case Judge

August 25, 2011
At a time when work, workers and the workplace are “job one” for the struggling U.S. economy, it’s discouraging to find out that the nation just can’t get serious about taking half of its workforce seriously. The female half. I’m referring to Wednesday’s court decision in which U.S. District Judge...
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9to5 Day of Action in Support of Paid Sick Days

August 25, 2011
This past year, I had the wonderful opportunity to intern with 9to5 Atlanta as a Chapter and Helpline Organizer. I helped chapter staff reach out to members and organize events, and I also answered 9to5’s Job Survival Helpline. Hundreds of women called to ask about their rights in the workplace,...

Debt Negotiations Threaten the Nation’s Future

August 25, 2011
Save lives or save money for the rich? Feed hungry children or subsidize the oil and gas industry? Stop buying ineffective military equipment or stop paying for education and job training? These questions are at the heart of the debate over reducing the federal deficit. It’s time for Congress to...
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Paycheck Fairness for Women Now!

August 25, 2011
Linda Meric, Director, 9to5, National Association of Working Women This past year women were paid 77 cents for every dollar paid to men in the U.S. For women of color, the gap is even wider, with African American women earning 67 cents and Latinas 58 cents on the dollar. 9to5 member LaTerrell...
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#HERvotes Blog Carnival

August 25, 2011
On the anniversaries of the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment and the 1963 March on Washington, which are this week, MomsRising joins our colleagues in working to mobilize women voters around preserving women’s Health and Economic Rights (HERrights) in order to build an even stronger nation that...
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Lending Programs Give Struggling Small Businesses a Helping Hand

August 25, 2011
Heidi Kallet had to sign away her life, so to speak, to achieve the American Dream. Despite the dismal economy, the Virginia small business owner was ready to open her second stationery store and hire some new staff. Although Heidi’s business was booming, credit for small businesses had dried up...

Black Women Speak Up! Tell Congress To Stay Out Of Our Wombs

August 25, 2011
Make no mistake about it: Planned Parenthood is under attack. With not even two months under its belt, the new Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed legislation that would eliminate federal funding, including Medicaid, for the organization, cutting off 48 percent of Planned...

Have You Had Enough? I Know I Have!

August 25, 2011
The passage of health reform brought many wonderful new protections and benefits for Americans. Unfortunately, for women, these protections and benefits came with a price tag. States now have the choice to either allow abortion coverage to be included in the state health exchange – with women...

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