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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...


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...


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...


Soldiers Needed for the War on Rape

  The problem of rape still plagues the United States. Why? Because rape mainly affects women: 9 out of 10 reported rape victims in the United States are female.[1] Under the leadership of a predominantly male government, rape receives little attention (the House is comprised of 362 men and 76 women; the Senate 17 women and 83 men).[2] As an example of the general disinterest our governm...


Protection Should be for Everyone

Five years ago I had no idea. Five years ago my daughter was three sitting in the backseat of our car when she witnessed her stepfather stabbing her mother in the head, neck and back in Cuba. Her mind couldn't comprehend why, how. Five years ago I had no idea about the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). But I would learn. Sitting in an emergency room bleeding from the head, officers took pi...


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...


Rape Lasts A Lifetime

 One of the most rewarding aspects of being involved with UniteWomen.org is meeting so many amazing people.  We may have joined together through our anger at our rights being threatened and our concern for our country, but over the last four months we have laughed together, cried together and some have shared their stories for the first time in their lives.   Working to gain equality for all h...


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