We Stand with Afghan Women — Join Us!

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Afghan women just won a huge victory. Take a pledge with us to support Afghan women and Afghan women’s organizations. Let them know that we are proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with them in the fight for women’s and girls’ equality.

We Need a Woman To Guide U.S. Global AIDS Programs

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A decision is imminent about who will be the next head of U.S.-funded AIDS programs around the world—known as PEPFAR,  the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. That person will be the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and ambassador at large—and the time is right for that person to be a woman. Women are at the […]

Message from the Feminist Majority Foundation: Vote for Us!!

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We’re excited because Working Assets/CREDO has selected the Feminist Majority Foundation–publisher of Ms. magazine  and the Ms. Blog–as one of the 40 organizations to receive donations in 2013 from the funds it raised this year. But we need your help, because the amount each of the 40 groups receives depends on the number of votes […]

Yes, Virginia (and Ohio and Florida and Connecticut), There IS a Gender Gap

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Despite recent headlines like “The Disappearing Gender Gap,” “Closing the Gender Gap,” and “Obama, Romney Erase Gender Gap Among Voters,” don’t be fooled: The gender gap–the measurable difference between the way women and men vote for candidates and view political issues–is not disappearing. To the contrary, it is driving the 2012 election. Nate Silver of […]

Supreme Court Health-Care Decision is Historical Advance for Women

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The Feminist Majority Foundation and Ms. magazine are elated that the Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act–the most important advance for women in nearly 40 years. Feminists are determined to protect the gains of the Affordable Care Act, which will protect the lives and health of millions of women and […]

HERvotes Blog Carnival: Tell Congress to Reauthorize VAWA!

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For the eleventh #HERvotes blog carnival, we’re joining together to urge the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Domestic violence results in over two million injuries every year. Three women die every day in the United States as the result of domestic violence. But there was a time when things were even worse: […]

HERvotes: Why Is the Washington Post Backing Bishops Over Women?

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The Washington Post is supporting the Catholic Bishops by repeatedly (and one-sidedly) attacking the Obama administration’s decision to maintain contraception coverage for millions of women, without deductibles or copays, under the Affordable Care Act. The Bishops have demanded that the administration–which has already exempted houses of worship–also exempt businesses owned by religious interests, such as […]

HERvotes Blog Carnival: Protecting Unemployment Benefits

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Welcome to the seventh #HERvotes blog carnival! Today the coalition tackles the need to protect women and employment during these tough economic times, with a focus on the importance of extending Unemployment Insurance (UI) before the December 31st deadline. It is critical that Congress acts before the end of this calendar year to renew federal […]

HERvotes Carnival: Fighting Sexual Harassment

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Welcome to the fifth #HERvotes blog carnival. This time we’re focusing on the need to keep strong the laws and public policies to end sex discrimination and sexual harassment in schools and in the workplace. HERvotes, a multi-organizational campaign launched in August 2011, advocates that women must use our voices and votes to stop the […]

HERVotes Blog Carnival: Mississippi “Personhood” Amendment

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Welcome to the fourth #HERVotes Blog Carnival! This time, we’re writing with an especially urgent focus. There’s an extremely dangerous constitutional amendment to the Mississippi state constitution on the November 8th ballot. It grants personhood and constitutional rights to a fertilized egg. Election day is just one week away. We must stop the outrageous movement […]