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Why I’m Running – Linda Weber

  A record number of women are running for office. Among them is Linda Weber, who is running for Congress in New Jersey's 7th District. In the first of UniteWomen.org's new series entitled #WhyImRunning, she tells us about her background and why she decided to run for office. Linda announced her candidacy this Mother's Day on AM-Joy with Joy Reid.   "Like many Americans, and...


UniteWomen.org ACTION endorses Hillary Clinton and Democrats

UniteWomen.org ACTION was established in February of 2012 to combat the Republican attacks on women’s rights on the federal and state levels. Our continued effort has highlighted the efforts by Republicans to not only diminish our rights but to block any progress toward equality. We have also highlighted the efforts by President Obama and Democrats to push for progressive values and further our ...


“Voting doesn’t matter” and Other Myths that Enable Political Corruption

Now I can only speak as an American, but one that has been immersed in the seedy underbelly of New Jersey politics. Add to that a stint as a political coordinator for a major NYC labor union (during the last mayoral primaries), and you can start to imagine the things I’ve seen and heard. My approach to any work environment always comes with an anthropological lens. I not only seek to understand ...


Equal Pay – Laws of Two Nations

Republican Senators have introduced a watered down, toothless bill designed to address the problem of pay equity. S. 875, a six page bill, is deceptively entitled the "Workplace Advancement Act." This bill is but yet another Republican sponsored amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938; an act which stood for 60 years and offered workplace protections for all Americans until it was gutted...


No Time for Reflection – A Game Plan for 2014

An anniversary is a great time to reflect on one’s past. I wrote a piece last month that reflects on our accomplishments of 2013:   The goals of 2014 are far too critical to dwell on our past.  Legislation and rhetoric against our rights is occurring at an increasing rate already this year.  How do we stop this momentum?   Consider that mid-term election funding for Republican ...


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: ...


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