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Playing The Race Card?

My journey into politics and activism began with the 2008 presidential race. I have always been interested in politics and donated to campaigns but never got directly involved. That changed when the Republican candidate for Vice President, Sarah Palin, started riling up the crowds at her rallies with, "He's palling around with terrorists," or, "Just who IS Barack Hussein Obama?" While there hav...


The Truth About The Shutdown Strategy

The U.S. House is now passing piecemeal legislation to open parts of the government that will give them the best photo ops, headlines and put Democrats in a position to seem heartless if they refuse to play. The media and talking points are taking away from what’s really at issue for the majority of Americans. Let’s look beyond their simple messaging by assessing their actual budget: ...


Double Your Donation!

Thanks to a very generous donor, all donations to UniteWomen.org, dollar for dollar, up to $2,000 will be matched. For example, a $50 contribution will be matched with an additional $50 from the Donor, thus making your $50 donation equal $100. Your donation during this 1:1 matching campaign will help to fund UniteWomen.org's voter education, Unite Against Rape and ERA efforts. All donations are ta...


Women Rights – An Artist’s Perspective – Deborah Morbeto

UniteWomen.org is pleased to announce the third of twelve featured artists in our online art show “Women’s Rights: An Artist’s Perspective“. Deborah Morbeto’s artwork is entitled 'Measure Up' ARTIST STATEMENT Do I measure up?  Do you?  To what standard? Who is doing the measuring and why? Who gets to decide? I began taking self-portraits in 2010 armed with a handful of wigs, ...


Women’s Rights: An Artist’s Perspective – Gail Smuda

UniteWomen.org is pleased to announce the second of twelve featured artists in our online art show "Women's Rights: An Artist's Perspective", Gail Smuda. Smuda's artwork is entitled Women Through The Eyes of History. My work is mixed media with three areas of concentration. books, mixed media and fiber, and frequently a combination of these medias. For me, artist's books provide a means to con...


DOMA, Prop 8 and SB5 – A Testament to Activism

If ever there was a period of time that demonstrates the effectiveness of activism, it is now.  The defeat of SB5 in Texas and Supreme Court rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 is the culmination of so many people standing up to inequality in so many ways…but standing together. We need to acknowledge each other in our shared fight…those on the ground protesting, those...


Eric Cantor – Please do not push women over the Physical Cliff!

December 29, 2012   Open Letter to Eric Cantor: Millions of women are asking that you pass the Senate version of the Violence Against Women Act before the end of this Congressional session. The Senate bill passed with bi-partisan support with 68 votes in April. It is our understanding that you are holding up a vote on that bill due to your objection to full protection for Native Amer...


Reality Bites – Lessons From November 6th

Democrats had an amazing election night, so much so one would think Republicans would be doing some serious soul searching. Instead what are we hearing? • We lost our momentum due to Sandy • Our country is made up of more “takers” than “makers” with those takers just wanting free stuff. • We weren’t anti-abortion enough • The liberal media is in the bag for Obama • D...


Binders Full of Women…beyond the jokes

There were many moments during the debate Tuesday evening that caused me to have deep concern for women’s rights, but it was the reference to “binders full of women” that triggered a flashback. In the early eighties, I was one of five women working in advertising sales in the Detroit area where 90% of our clients were automotive accounts. Just going through the interviewing process was an...


Women, together, will change the conversation!

    I have been very fortunate in my life. I grew up in a loving family focused on looking for the best in every person I meet. Even my teenage trauma strengthened the way I think about people and respond to them. I learned I had scoliosis at age 12. I spent four years in a Milwaukee Brace at a time in one’s life where your peers are not so kind to someone “different”.  ...


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