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Reproductive Justice and Immigrant Rights Activist Detained by ICE Granted Bond

In March, Alejandra Pablos was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement  (ICE) and was held in the Eloy Detention Center in Arizon for 43 days. Alej...   [ continue reading...]

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Desiree Linden Becomes First American Woman to Win Boston Marathon in Over Three Decades

Desiree Linden won the women’s division of the Boston Marathon on Monday; the first American woman to win the race since 1985. It was a big day for Americ...   [ continue reading...]

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Activists Observe Inaugural Black Maternal Health Week

On April 11, the Black Mama’s Matter Alliance launched the inaugural Black Maternal Health Week  (April 11-17) to promote awareness about the hi...   [ continue reading...]

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Illinois Senate Votes To Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment

Yesterday the Illinois State Senate voted 43-12 with no debate to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The initiative now heads to the Il...   [ continue reading...]

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Appeals Court Hands Down Major Equal Pay Win

Yesterday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that it is illegal for employers to consider a woman’s previous salary when determining pay for her...   [ continue reading...]

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Flint Residents Will No Longer Receive Free Bottled Water

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder announced late last week that the state would no longer be supplying residents of Flint with free bottled water, despite the fact...   [ continue reading...]

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Oklahoma Teachers Strike Over Funding Failures

Teachers in Oklahoma are boycotting school and taking to the state Capitol today to demand better wages and more school funding in the wake of a successful teac...   [ continue reading...]

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Kentucky Works to Outlaw Common & Safe Abortion Procedure

This week Kentucky lawmakers voted to outlaw a common and safe procedure known as dilation and evacuation that accounts for 95% of abortions performed after the...   [ continue reading...]

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Linda Brown, Icon of School Desegregation, Dies at 75

Linda Brown, who as a child was at the center of the historical Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, died on Sunday in Topeka, Kansas at th...   [ continue reading...]

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Thousands March For Our Lives

On Saturday, thousands of people took the streets of more than 800 cities and towns around the world to take part in the March For Our Lives, a student-led move...   [ continue reading...]

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Judge Blocks Mississippi’s 15 Week Abortion Ban

On Tuesday a federal judge temporarily blocked a new Mississippi law banning abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, the most restrictive abortion law in the coun...   [ continue reading...]

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Supreme Court Hears Case on Fake Reproductive Health Clinics

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard the first abortion-related case of the Trump Administration. Related posts:Commemorating the 45th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade...   [ continue reading...]

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Saudi Women Can Now Win Custody of Kids After Divorse

According to a statement from the Saudi Information Ministry, women in the country can now gain custody of their children after a divorce without having to file...   [ continue reading...]

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Eleanor Smeal, President of FMF, Honors the Life & Legacy of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter

“I am devastated over the loss of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, an incredible feminist leader and a dear friend. She spoke softly with her Kentucky acce...   [ continue reading...]

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Today is International Women’s Day

In recognition that we are all in this together, many feminist organizations in the United States and around the globe focus not just on the empowerment of wome...   [ continue reading...]

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Women Surge in Texas’s Congressional Primaries

On Tuesday, Texas was the first state to hold primary races in preparation for the November 2018 midterm elections. For the first time in 25 years, Democrats ar...   [ continue reading...]

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Supreme Court Declines to Hear DACA Case, Leaving it in Place for Now

President Trump set March 5 as the arbitrary end-date for the Differed Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, but a decision by the Supreme Court last we...   [ continue reading...]

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Oregon Legislature Passes Strict Gun Law

Just one week after the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Oregon lawmakers passed a new gun control bill that bans d...   [ continue reading...]

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Black Women Gather to Create a New Political and Economic Agenda at First Power Rising Summit

Hundreds of Black women from across the country gathered last weekend in Atlanta at the inaugural Power Rising Summit to create and strategize around a new poli...   [ continue reading...]

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Title VII Covers Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation Says Court

On Monday, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that sexual orientation is protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimi...   [ continue reading...]

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