By Kim Gandy, VP and General Counsel, Feminist Majority Foundation HERvotes is joining our voices together in a blog carnival urging passage of the “real” Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization — the bi-partisan bill that has already passed the Senate. The House has passed a version of VAWA reauthorization that some have called “VAWA [...]
With millions of voters potentially impacted by new, restrictive voter ID laws, the question of why such laws are being enacted has a simple answer: to sway elections by only counting a portion of our citizens’ votes. This is especially true when it comes to student voters, one of the most underrepresented demographics at the ballot box, and female voters, who make up the majority of college students.
Guest post by FMF intern and Iowa State University student Molly Bryant. We did it! We won by a landslide, 64 to 36 percent vote against measure 3. Thanks in part to the organizing efforts and determination of college students in the North Dakota and Minnesota areas, North Dakota’s primary had astonishing turnout of 175,286 [...]
By Gabriella Ibacache, Feminist Majority Foundation Intern History was made 93 years ago yesterday on June 4th 1919, when the United States Congress passed the 19th Amendment granting American women the right to vote. This milestone victory in American women’s rights was the result of decades of feminist action and organizing, and it was an [...]
By Fatima Goss Graves, Vice President for Education and Employment at the National Women’s Law Center For this 14th #HERvotes blog carnival, we’re blogging about equal pay and the need for the Paycheck Fairness Act – which will be on the Senate floor for a vote next week. Why do we need the Paycheck Fairness [...]
Did you know that the House passed Canter/Adams Violence Against Women Act reauthorization left out the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) program that is designed to protect young women on college campuses who are victims of sexual assault? Over the past few weeks a lot of the discussions on the blogosphere about the House version [...]
By Molly Bryant, Feminist Majority Foundation Intern This is Molly reporting here from Fargo, North Dakota for my first ever campaign. During my sophomore year of college (aka last year…) I was taken on as an intern with the Campus Choices Program for the Feminist Majority Foundation. Awaiting my quickly approaching start date, I received [...]