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Feminists, Mujeristas and Womanists, It’s Time To Unite!

Unless you are one of the few charmed women in the world that has been spared any struggle, it is time to recognize that we women are facing battles that our mothers and grandmothers fought years ago and policies being written by privileged white males. Most of us are in the process of living a full and well rounded life. In some cases you will be acknowledged for those experiences and in others...


2013 – A Year of Collaboration, Success and Learning

I was recently asked what the most memorable moment of 2013 was for me as President/CEO of UniteWomen.org.  In contemplating my answer, I realized there were countless memorable moments this year. We’ve had some fantastic successes that brought us great joy, and we also made some mistakes that brought about some heartache, but lessons were learned throughout – and the good far outweighed the ...


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...


I remember the day clearly.

I remember the day clearly. I remember the face. The feeling. This is the first time I am saying it out loud, in public, to anyone. A secret hidden from my parents, sisters, best friends, I have told no one on earth and held it inside for 43 years. Every time I think back to that day, I push it to the back of my memories with tears, I am shaking now as I write these words. What will people t...


Wake Up! The Attack On Our Vote!

I have spent the last week on Voter ID Legislation and Requirements for each and every state in this country and I have to say that tonight it is complete BUT I have such a horrible knot in the pit of my stomach. I researched & gathered all the information a while back and had not had the time to format it and organize it. Now that I have, I wish I could stand on top of the roof, scream at...


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