UPDATE: Since we’ve written this blog, Arizona’s Congressional race was called, with Kyrsten Sinema becoming our country’s first bisexual congressperson. She also a vocal feminist and is the only self-declared non-theist in Congress. We also learned that Mark Takanos has become the first gay person of color in Congress. Look at this infographic, made by […]
We did it! Our wonderful, dedicated Campus Team organizers helped Florida voters defeat Amendment 6, which would have endangered women’s lives by restricting access to abortion and would have deleted from the Florida constitution a right to privacy clause that guarantees women’s access to abortion and birth control. It could have banned health insurance from […]
Wow, we can’t believe it’s almost here – Election Day is tomorrow! Everything we’ve been working on for months is on the line. It’s time to cast your vote and make your voice heard. With the polls this close, every vote really does count – especially young women’s votes. It’s time for us to hold politicians […]
Who said grrrl power is dead? Three high school sophomores from Montclair, N.J.—Emma Axelrod, Elena Tsemberis and Sammi Siegel—took their power to the next level when they created a Change.org petition calling for a woman moderator in the national presidential debates.
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.
Congress reconvened yesterday, just as many students headed back to school after their winter break. It’s the beginning of a very important election year and now more than ever, women’s voices need to be heard. Feminist Majority Foundation’s “Get Out Her Vote” campaign and your Campus Organizers can help your campus prepare for November 2012 […]
Here’s some good news (for a change) that has seemed to go under the radar until now. Did you know about California Senate Bill 397 that Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law in October? The bill, authored by State Senator Leland Yee will make online voter registration available in California for the first time. The […]
Part of the #HERvotes blog carnival. Guest post by the WIN Writing Group, originally published on the WIN Writing Group blog. Do you like living in a representative democracy? Do you like social safety nets like social security and medicare? How about the right to full reproductive health care including abortion? Or access to health […]
Part of the #HERvotes blog carnival. Originally posted on the National Council for Women’s Organization blog. Please join HERvotes, a campaign to encourage women to go to the ballot box to protect their health and economic rights! Throughout the economic crisis, many successful policies that improve women’s economic security and ensure our access to health […]
The blog carnival is launching HERvotes, a campaign which will continue until Election 2012. Women must mobilize, register, and flex our electoral might to hold onto our crucial health and economic rights. Join the effort by tweeting #HERvotes and most of all, registering to vote and voting like our lives depend upon it. The Feminist […]