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    House Oversight Hearing on the Equal Rights Amendment

    Alyssa Milano and others testified before the House Oversight and Reform Committee about the Equal Rights Amendment. The ERA is a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would guarantee equal rights for all genders. During…

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    Eleanor Smeal on ERA and Violence Against Women Act

    Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal talked about that day’s planned House votes on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act and removing the deadline to ratify the…

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    Feminism in the 1960s and 1970s

    Fordham University history Professor Kirsten Swinth talked about her book, "Feminism’s Forgotten Fight: The Unfinished Struggle for Work and Family. She was joined by Congressional Delegate Eleanor…

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    Access to Abortion Services

    Reproaction, a “pro-choice” advocacy group, hosted an event at the National Press Club on access to reproductive care and abortion services. Panelists discussed their goals in fighting for…

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    Eleanor Smeal on Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Nomination

    Eleanor Smeal talked about Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination.

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    Sexual Assault and Judge Brett Kavanaugh Allegations

    Sexual violence experts voiced their support for Professor Christine Blasey Ford after she publicly came forward accusing Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault when the…

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    Sexual Assault and Harassment Prevention Summit

    Representatives Jackie Speier (D-CA) and Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), activists, survivors, and advocates for prevention against sexual assault and harassment took part in the “Enough is Enough…

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    Women's March on Washington

    To mark the one-year anniversary of the “Women’s March” to protest President Trump, organizers held a rally in Washington, D.C. Rallies were also held around the country to mark the date.

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    Eleanor Smeal on Trump Administration Campus Sexual Assault Policy

    Feminist Majority Foundation president Eleanor Smeal talked about the Trump administration’s decision to review Obama administration rules on sexual assault policy on college campuses.

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    Feminism and Campaign 2016

    Eleanor Smeal talked about the role of women voters in the 2016 presidential election, as well as the generational divide among women and the possibility of electing the first woman…

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    Diversity in Preservation

    Leaders of minority organizations, such as the NAACP and the Human Rights Campaign, talked about the importance of bringing diverse perspectives into historic preservation. They spoke about…

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    Status of Women in 2015

    Eleanor Smeal talked the status of women in 2015 and efforts to improve their rights and opportunities. She also spoke about a report on the issue that was released by the Clinton…

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    Future of the Women's Rights Movement

    Eleanor Smeal talked about the Feminist Majority Foundation, which focuses on issues including women’s equality and reproductive health and publishes Ms. Magazine. She discussed the Supreme Court’s decision in the…

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    Women in the Civil Rights Movement, Part 2

    Leaders of the civil rights movement discussed the contribution women have made to the movement to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. They focused on the current situation and…

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    Eleanor Smeal on Gender and Compensation

    Eleanor Smeal spoke about gender issues in the workplace and statistics on employment compensation. She talked about the Working Families Flexibility Act, saying that it undermines employee…

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    Ms. Magazine 40th Anniversary

    Gloria Steinem spoke at Ms. Magazine’s 40th anniversary luncheon about reproductive rights, gay-lesbian issues, equal pay, domestic abuse, and the 2012 presidential election. She remarked about some of the progress by women,…

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    Politics and Women's Rights

    Panelists talked about the prospects for an increase in the number of women elected to public office in the 2012 elections. They also responded to questions from the audience.

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    Feminist Majority Foundation Panel on Women's Vote in 2012

    Participants spoke about issues important to women in the 2012 election including women’s reproductive rights and a review of ballot measures affecting women. The Feminist Majority…

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    Military Sexual Assault Litigation

    A news conference was held to announce the filing of a military sexual assault lawsuit with the U.S. District Court in Washington, DC. The case involved eight current and former members of…

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    Women's Issues and the 2012 Election

    Eleanor Smeal talked about the use of women’s rights such as contraception and abortion as campaign issues in the 2012 presidential race, and current state legislative efforts to restrict these rights. In her comments she said the…

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