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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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    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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    YWCA National Conference and Annual General Assembly

    Dolores Huerta spoke about her experiences organizing unions and immigration issues. In 1962, Cesar Chavez founded the National Farm Workers Association, which later became the United Farm…

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    Memorial Service for Dorothy Height

    Celebration of Life Service for Dr. Dorothy Height’s life story was told through stories, videos, photos and readings shared by her many friends and colleagues.

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    Reporting and Investigation of Rape Cases

    Witnesses testified about government information gathering of rape data on reported rapes and victimization surveys. They focused on problems in data gathering as well as the need to…

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    Challenges Facing Women

    Gloria Steinem and others spoke at a conference on women’s issues. They spoke about progress made by the feminist movement and challenges still facing women. Among the topics they addressed…

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    Women's Issues and the Obama Administration

    White House advisers on women’s issues addressed a summit hosted by the Feminist Majority Foundation in partnership with the YWCA. They talked about the challenges facing women and the Obama…

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    Afghan Women and Girls

    Dr. Sima Samar reviewed the human rights conditions in Afghanistan, especially the deteriorating conditions of Afghan women and girls. Eleanor Smeal announced a new campaign to help Afghan…

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    Anti-War Rally

    Policy makers, activists, and others participated in a march on the National Mall in opposition to war in Iraq and President Bush’s plans to send additional forces to Iraq to assist in new security measures.…

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    Reproductive Rights for Women

    As part of the national conference, panelists discussed preserving and expanding abortion access for women. Topics included Asian Pacific American women’s rights, the increasingly conservative…

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    Pro-Choice Candelight Vigil

    Pro-choice activists from the National Organization for Women and other organizations spoke about the fight for women’s reproductive freedom at a candlelight vigil commemorating the 33rd…

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    Alito Supreme Court Nomination

    Leaders from women’s organizations and university students spoke to reporters in opposition to the U.S. Supreme Court nomination of Judge Samuel Alito. They talked about concerns that the nominee…

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    NOW v. Scheidler

    Last Wednesday the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of "National Organization for Women v. Scheidler". The attorneys for both sides talked with reporters about the case,…

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    Abortion Clinic Access Bill Signing

    President Clinton joined Vice President Gore, Attorney General Reno, and several members of the House and Senate to sign the Abortion Clinic Access Bill into law. The bill stiffens punishment of those who…

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    Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood Reactions

    Participants, lawmakers, and interested parties spoke to reporters on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court following oral arguments in Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of New England. In June of 2003 the…

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