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Senators Call on DeVos to Listen to Survivors Before Proposing New Title IX Rules

October 18, 2018 - 3:00pm
In a letter sent last Friday, a group of Senators, led by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), sent a letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos calling on the Department to engage in meaningful consultation with survivors before proposing new Title IX rules that could impact the rights of student survivors of sexual harassment and assault. Related posts:
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  2. Unaccompanied Migrant Children Transported at Night to Tent City
Categories: Newswire

Major Voter Suppression Efforts Surface in Georgia

October 17, 2018 - 4:00pm
As early voting kicks off, allegations of voter suppression are rising out of Georgia as voters choose between former-state house Minority Leader Stacey Abrams and Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp in the tight race for governor. As Secretary of State, Kemp is responsible for crafting and carrying out voting policies in the state. Related posts:
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  2. Voters Are Choosing Progressive Women of Color
  3. Again, Judges Rule North Carolina’s Congressional District Map Unconstitutional
Categories: Newswire

Trump Considering New Family Detention and Separation Policy

October 16, 2018 - 9:02pm
On Friday, the Washington Post reported that rather than reviving the forced separation policy that separated over 2,500 children from their parents in May and June, the Trump administration is considering a new family separation plan called the Binary Choice. Related posts:
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  3. Voters Are Choosing Progressive Women of Color
Categories: Newswire

Trump Administration to Deny Visas to Same-Sex Partners of UN Diplomats and Staff

October 15, 2018 - 8:44pm
At the beginning of the month, the Trump Administration unveiled a new policy requiring international United Nations staff, officials, and diplomats working at the UN headquarters in New York to marry their partners by the end of the year, otherwise their partners will be deported. Related posts:
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  2. Unaccompanied Migrant Children Transported at Night to Tent City
Categories: Newswire

First Woman Summits Afghanistan’s Tallest Mountain

October 11, 2018 - 9:31pm
On August 10th around 6:30pm, Hanifa Yousoufi made history by being the first woman to summit Mt. Noshaq in Afghanistan. Mt. Noshaq is Afghanistan’s tallest peak, and is 4,000 feet higher than the tallest peak in North America. Related posts:
  1. Historic Number of Women Running for Afghan Parliament.
Categories: Newswire

FMF Launches Campaign to Oppose Alabama “Personhood” Amendment

October 11, 2018 - 9:24pm
The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) has launched a campaign to educate and mobilize students against a thinly-veiled “personhood” amendment to the Alabama state constitution on the ballot this November. Amendment 2 would grant full legal rights to fertilized eggs, embryos, and fetuses, declare that there is no constitutional right to abortion in Alabama, and pave the way to banning abortion and some forms of birth control in the state. Related posts:
  1. Anti-Abortion Extremists Flood Indianapolis
  2. Activists Rally Against Kavanaugh’s Nomination
Categories: Newswire

Historic Number of Women Running for Afghan Parliament.

October 10, 2018 - 6:49pm
On September 28, candidates for the Afghan parliament launched their campaigns ahead of the October 20 elections. Of the 2,565 people running, a historic 417 are women. According to data by The World Bank, the number of seats in parliament held by women rose from 4 percent in 1990 to 28 percent in 2017. No related posts.
Categories: Newswire

Brett Kavanaugh Confirmed to the Supreme Court Despite Sexual Assault Allegations

October 8, 2018 - 7:06pm
On Saturday, Brett Kavanaugh was quietly sworn in as the 114th justice of the United States Supreme Court after the Senate voted 50 to 48 to approve his confirmation. The only Senators to break from party lines were Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski (R) and West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin (D). It was the narrowest voting margin for a Supreme Court confirmation since 1881. Related posts:
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  3. Protesters Arrested In Civil Disobedience Action Against Kavanaugh
Categories: Newswire

Unaccompanied Migrant Children Transported at Night to Tent City

October 2, 2018 - 6:59pm
Roughly 2,000 unaccompanied migrant children have been quietly removed from shelters and transferred to a temporary tent city in Texas as part of a mass reshuffling by the Trump administration. Permanent shelters are at full capacity, with 12,800 undocumented children currently in federal custody after crossing the border alone or being separated from their families. Related posts:
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Categories: Newswire

Protests against Kavanaugh Continue in the Wake of Sexual Assault Allegations

September 21, 2018 - 7:28pm
Capitol Police arrested fifty-six people yesterday on Capitol Hill during a protest against Supreme Court Nominee and alleged abuser, Brett Kavanaugh. Related posts:
  1. Kavanaugh Accused of Sexual Assault
  2. Protesters Arrested In Civil Disobedience Action Against Kavanaugh
  3. Protesters Unite for Justice and Reject Kavanaugh
Categories: Newswire