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#WhyImRunning for State Senate in Tennessee – Jamie Ballinger

    By Jamie Ballinger I am an attorney running for State Senate in Tennessee. My inspiration comes from my grandmother and my mother. Whenever I think of my grandmother, it's not her steely eyes or mischievous smile that first comes to my mind. It's her hands: Large and knotted, they were made strong from wrapping bundles while working in a laundry, canning, carrying me, and pl...


Women’s Rights: An Artist’s Perspective – Jennifer Foley

UniteWomen.org is pleased to announce the fourth of twelve featured artists in our online art show “Women’s Rights: An Artist’s Perspective“. Jennifer Foley’s sculpture is entitled 'The Sanctity of Nature' ARTIST STATEMENT We are the bird's eggs. Bird's eggs, flowers, butterflies, rabbits, cows, sheep; we are caterpillars; we are leaves of ivy and sprigs of wallflower. We are wome...


Women’s Rights at Stake! NJ Elections Start October 16th

 This Fall’s elections provide New Jersey women with an unprecedented opportunity to vote in their own (and their families’) self-interest, and to send a message to the nation.While most of the rest of the country awaits the 2014 mid-terms and looks on, New Jersey will hold elections for both US Senator (10/16/2013) & Governor (11/5/2013). In both races we have a clear-cut choice between ...


Double Your Donation!

Thanks to a very generous donor, all donations to UniteWomen.org, dollar for dollar, up to $2,000 will be matched. For example, a $50 contribution will be matched with an additional $50 from the Donor, thus making your $50 donation equal $100. Your donation during this 1:1 matching campaign will help to fund UniteWomen.org's voter education, Unite Against Rape and ERA efforts. All donations are ta...


Abortion – A Paradigm shift

There are times in your life when you read something that completely shifts your paradigm.  Lynn Beisner's Blog did just that for me.   I have read and heard many stories of why someone is so lucky their mother didn't have an abortion or mothers who were glad they didn't choose abortion.  These mothers are deemed a "good person" for their decision. Lynn Beisner's "I Wish My Mother Had Abo...


Obama, It’s Time to Protect Immigrant Women

As an undocumented immigrant, Elvia knew it was risky to go to the police. But after 30 years in an abusive relationship, she had finally reached her breaking point. So Elvia spoke up. She told her story to the cops in her Alabama town. They helped her secure a restraining order against her husband. The local women’s shelter helped her get back on her feet. For Elvia, the system worked. In fa...


This is not the end…

Two weeks after Bloody Sunday, Dr. King assured a gathering of organizers, activists and community members that they should not despair because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice. On March 25, 1965, having completed the third march to Montgomery, the city that gave birth to the civil rights movement, Dr. King spoke these words on the steps of the Alabama State ...


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