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    Democracy and Women's Rights

    The National Constitution Center and the National Women’s History Project celebrated the 85th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote, with a two-day event titled “Women Win…

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    Campaign 2008 and Women

    Martha Burk talked about the importance of women in electoral politics, how women might vote in the 2008 elections, and what candidates must do to earn their votes. Ms. Burk responded to…

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    Women in Politics

    Representatives from various women’s and research organizations talked to reporters about a poll on the voting patterns of women and on women candidates in the 2006 midterm elections. They…

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    Roberts Confirmation Hearing Reactions

    A compilation of reactions to testimony in confirmation hearings for Judge John Roberts to replace Chief Justice Rehnquist on the Supreme Court was shown. Committee members and…

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    Justice for Women and Changes in the Supreme Court

    The National Capital Chapter of the Older Women’s League hosted a discussion on the impact of changes in the United States Supreme Court on women. Leaders from several women’s groups spoke about…

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    Breast Implant Regulation

    Consumer advocates spoke to reporters about the safety of silicone breast implants and call for improved approval processes by the Food and Drug Administration. They called for a…

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    Budget and Tax Policy

    The National Council of Women’s Organizations held a forum on budget and tax policy and how fiscal policy affected women and families. Among the topics they addressed were the state of the…

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    Women's Voting Patterns

    National women’s leaders joined pollster Celinda Lake to release an independent omnibus election poll that shed new light on the priorities and values that drove women voters in the 2004…

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    Gender Inclusivity

    Ms. Burk spoke about her efforts to get Augusta National Golf Club to open membership to women. In her remarks she talked about the reception she received from the club and future efforts…

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    Women's Economic Priorities

    The panelists talked about issues they would like to see addressed in the 108th Congress, including the economy, welfare, and child care. They also responded to questions from the audience.…

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    Sojourner Truth Crusade

    Participants talked to reporters about a campaign to include Sojourner Truth in a monument to the women’s suffrage movement in the U.S. Capitol. Following their remarks they answered…

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    Women's Equality Summit Part 2

    Representatives of feminist organizations talked about gender issues and reproductive policy, including Social Security for women, political work, human rights, voting rights, health care…

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    Equal Rights Amendment Reintroduction

    Rep. Maloney, male members of Congress, and feminist activists talked to reporters about the reintroduction of the the Equal Rights Amendment, to ensure equal rights for women. Congress…

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    Opposition to Cabinet Nominations

    Representatives from various women’s groups spoke to reporters about their objections to the nominations of Senator Ashcroft as attorney general and Governor Thompson as secretary of health…

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    Women's Appointment Project 2001

    Participants announced the launch of the Women’s Appointment project which would build a talent bank of women, train women on the appointment process, and work to increase the number of…

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    Recommitment to the Declaration of Sentiments

    Speakers spoke on the 150th Anniversary of the Women’s Rights Declaration. They spoke about the advances women have made since that declaration. They explained the need for women to remain…

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    Progressive Policy Priorities

    The coalition held a three day conference, called "Defending the Family: Strategies for Economic Justice and Hope". In this forum, the participants set a progressive agenda for the future.

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    Making Your Vote Count

    The Center for Voting and Democracy held it’s annual conference entitled "Making Your Vote Count". Participants discussed U.S. voting patterns and the need for voting reform.

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    Media and the 1992 Presidential Campaign

    The Freedom Forum convened a seminar on coverage of the 1992 election campaign. The popularity of undeclared independent presidential candidate Ross Perot and the increasing use of…

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