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Blog Carnival: #StandUpforWomen! Defeat the Ryan Budget

by Eleanor Smeal, Feminist Majority Foundation and KristinRowe-Finkbeiner, Tomorrow the House of Representatives will vote on the Ryan Budget.  It is devastating to women’s advancement and to programs that women want and need.  It is the budget that women overwhelming voted against in the 2012 election with a decisive gender gap.  HERvotes, with its [...]


Save #VAWA! Pass the Violence Against Women Act: A HERVotes Blog Carnival

by Eleanor Smeal, Feminist Majority Foundation and KristinRowe-Finkbeiner, UPDATE (2/28/2013): VICTORY! The House of Representatives decided to stand with students, Native Americans, immigrants, and the LGBT community and passed the Senate inclusive #VAWA in a vote 286-138! ————— At last the House will vote on the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) tomorrow. The reauthorization [...]


VAWA is Only the First Step

Emily Charlap, Public Policy Associate for Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND) One of the things that makes our nation great is the notion of “liberty and justice for all.” Yet we haven’t quite achieved that goal. Women are disproportionately victimized in our own backyards, and measures must be put in place to ensure their [...]


Congress: Pass a VAWA that includes Campus SaVE!

By Julia, Break the Cycle Intern I graduated from college in May of 2012. And despite the fact that I now have to identify myself as an ‘alum’ for campus events, the passage of a Violence Against Women Act that includes Campus SaVE is still very important to me. Some of this happens on the [...]


When Dating Violence Hits Close to Home

By by Madeline Shepherd, National Council of Jewish Women Legislative Aide When I was a senior in college, the reality of domestic violence—and specifically teen dating violence—hit closer to home than any study or statistic ever could. I was preparing to graduate when another student killed his girlfriend, who was a sophomore at the time. [...]