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Open Letter to 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidates

2016 Democratic Presidential Candidates

This open letter is being sent to each Democratic candidate for President of the United States. We will publish and make public the answer or non-answer from each candidate by September 25, 2015.   In a speech given to the International Association of Fire Fighters, Senator Bernie Sanders said: “I know that there are differences in this room on abortion, on gay marriage, on guns, whate...

President Trump? Not If We Unite!

Equal Rights Amendment

In March of 2014, Helene Swanson left San Francisco on her pilgrimage to walk across the country, covering the 15 states that have yet to ratify the ERA. Her pilgrimage ended on Women's Equality Day (August 26, 2015) with a March and Rally in Washington DC. I was honored and humbled to share this day with Helene and so many activists celebrating her journey. What follows is my speech at the rally....

Misogyny, Racism and Loretta Lynch

Confirm Loretta Lynch

UniteWomen.org® ACTION calls on the U.S. Senate to immediately vote to confirm Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s nominee for U.S. Attorney General. Sign NARAL's petition to vote on Loretta Lynch's nomination now! What is truly behind the U.S. Senate holding up a vote for confirming Loretta Lynch? A vote to confirm her has already been delayed longer than any nominee in recent history. • ...

The Authentic Woman – ‘Voices – An Artist’s Perspective’

Voices: An Artist's Perspective

Sunday, March 8th at 8:00 p.m. EDT tune in to The Authentic Woman with host Shannon Fisher and her guests Karen Teegarden, President & CEO of UniteWomen.org and Karen Gutfreund, Curator and National Director of Exhibitions for the organization. We will discuss UniteWomen.org's nationally juried art exhibit, "Women's Voices: An Artist's Perspective." The women will explore the themes in the g...

Considering Freedom During Black History Month: Our Incomplete Project at Home and Abroad

Branding Slaves - From the Cones Collection

Guest Blog by Brenda E. Stevenson, Ph.D. “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” - The Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, 1865 It is certainly fitting that during Black History Month 2015, we ...

Black History Month – Whose Story Is Missing?

African American History

Guest Blogger Davida Lindsay-Harewood: It is impossible to teach the true history of the US without including Africans and African Americans.  There were Africans on Columbus’ journey of exploration of the Americas.  Africans were present in the early settlements in Jamestown and other colonies.  Every war this county has fought included people of African descent from the War of Independen...

Announcing Voices: An Artist’s Perspective

Voices: An Artist's Perspective

Voices: An Artist’s Perspective is a feminist exhibition with 26 women artists raising their voices to tell individual stories that advocate for the fight for social, cultural, economic and political rights and the inclusion of all voices in its push for gender equality and identity using a woman's voice as the visual narrative to effect change. Exhibition-related Programs: Live exhibition...

The Real Life Hurt of the 20-Week Ban

Roe v Wade

On this 42nd Anniversary of Roe v Wade, the U.S. House of Representatives tabled a 20-week abortion ban bill - for now. Some female Republican House members were concerned about the GOP's anticipated rhetoric over the rape exception in the bill and how it would reflect on the party. Some in the media and pro-choice movement are heralding these women for standing up for changing the wording of the ...

Election Day-Not the End of Our Journey


As I look at the final two days of voting, I imagine that you, like me, are exhausted and angry, yet still determined to inspire more people to get to the polls. First, we should reflect on what we’ve accomplished and realize this is a process that will not end on November 4th. We have all been part of a movement to educate and motivate people to use their voices and stand up for equality…...

Open Letter to Terri Lynn Land and Right To Life of Michigan


On October 3rd, Terri Lynn Land participated in a call-in radio show on Michigan Public Radio's Michigan Calling. I called and asked her to explain her stance on the Personhoold Amendment and the Hobby Lobby decision. Her answer? She doesn’t support Personhood. Yet Right To Life Michigan endorsed her based on her support of Personhood. Her answer was contradictory to the answer she had to give...