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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 ...


Religious Freedom Restoration Act – Freedom For Whom?

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  I have always been concerned with what I have considered my rights and privileges as both a woman and a United States citizen. In recent years however, I have increasingly seen efforts by both politicians and evangelicals to limit those rights and privileges for all women. When making efforts to place limits on those rights, politicians have increasingly turned to religious dogma to just...


UniteWomen.org Recognizes November as Native American Heritage Month

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UniteWomen.org annually celebrates Native Peoples’ culture, traditions, and accomplishments, with a focus on several global concerns, such as: violence against Native Women, environment and climate, indigenous food production, and health care. Native Women have a disparate vulnerability to all forms of violence that exceeds that of any other racial or ethnic people in the United States and world...


Keystone XL Pipeline bill rejected: Indigenous people arrested after chant of joy

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After it was announced Tuesday evening, that the Keystone XL Pipeline bill had been rejected by the US Senate - just one vote shy of the needed 60 yes votes - the poignant sound of Native American Indians' joy/relief filled the Senate Chamber. The Rosebud Sioux Tribe (Sicangu Lakota Oyate), whose land would have been transversed by the pipeline, had strongly opposed the pipeline. The Rosebud Si...


Election Day-Not the End of Our Journey

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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…...


Deadly Shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School Shooting in Washington Hits Close To Home

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I was surprised at my reaction to one of our UniteWomen.org National Team Members being in lockdown while retrieving her daughter from a school one mile from Marysville Pilchuck High School, near the scene of the fatal shooting in Marysville, Washington today, Friday, Oct 24, 2014. Police say the shooter, who was a student at the school, is included among the dead, having died of a self-inflic...


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

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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...


UniteWomen.org’s First Annual ‘Honoring Heroines’ Award

Diane Wilson Honor

It is with great pleasure to present Diane Wilson, co-Director of Florida, UniteWomen.org, with our first annual “Honoring Heroines” award.  Many are aware of Diane’s passion in fighting for equality but may not know she has been fighting a battle of her own. Diane did not make me aware of her breast cancer diagnosis until well after I deemed her to be one of our most effective activists...


Rally4Equality – A Time to Come Together

Constitution Day Rally

This Saturday, September 13th, many organizations and individuals will come together at the We Are Woman Rally4Equality to speak out against those who would deny women constitutional equality, disenfranchise voters and give those with more money an unfair advantage in our elections. It is time to put aside past differences and stand together to achieve equality and fairness. There is far too mu...


Women’s Rights: An Artist’s Perspective – Women Must Bear Children, Cook, and Clean by Cristina Velazquez

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UniteWomen.org is pleased to announce the eighth of twelve featured artists in our online art show Women’s Rights – An Artist’s Perspective. Women Must Bear Children, Cook and Clean by Cristina Velazquez.  ARTIST’S STATEMENT Art making is a constant endeavor in my life.  Visual and objects surround me and fill me with energy that it is turned into fine art in my studio, locate...


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