Tag name : Constitution

Jeff Sessions, Keep Your “Guidance” Away from My Religious Freedom!

Guest Post By Jennifer Bardi Yesterday Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the creation of a Religious Liberty Task Force, which is being viewed as a follow-up to the previously unenforced May 2017 Executive Order on religious freedom and the supplementary October 2017 Justice Department guidance on that order. This new task force will almost undoubtedly  jeopardize the civil rights o...


President Trump? Not If We Unite!

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....


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

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 ...


Religious Freedom Restoration Act – Freedom For Whom?

  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...


Happy Anniversary

  I am coming upon my one year anniversary with UniteWomen.org and have been reflecting on what has happened for me in that year.  It started at work when I ran across a news blurb about Paul Ryan’s fight to grant zygotes personhood rights under the United States Constitution.  I snorted out loud at my desk.  How incredibly ridiculous!  As a women’s studies minor in college, I had re...


One Woman’s Demand

Women have not been treated as full citizens of these United States from the inception of this country, and our Declaration of Independence and Constitution through the amendment process, did not remedy these deficiencies, our lives have been restricted unduly because of false information and invalid ideas which depicted women as inferior human beings in mind and body incapable of self determi...


How Dare They!

May I please ask what in the hell is going on in this country? It seems to me that batshit crazy has spread like a virus and infected not only some politicians but a large portion of the general population as well. I am used to crazy. We southerners keep our crazy relatives in the home. That way when visitors stay too long we just parade crazy Aunt Lula out and let her have a go at them. This...


Dear Todd

  I am a woman, a survivor of rape, and a registered Republican. You have issued an apology for the uneducated “off the cuff” remark you made where you stated “from what I understand from doctors, pregnancy [ as a result of rape] is really rare. If it is a legitimate rape, the female body has a ways to try shut that whole thing down.” Todd, I do not accept your apology! The ...


Women and Future of American Democracy

We’ve all heard about the war against women. What hasn’t gotten the same amount of press is that the war goes beyond reproductive health to an attack on women’s most basic civil rights. Ninety-two years ago, the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution granted American women the right to vote in national and local elections. The amendment is beautiful in its brevity and clarity: ...


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