by Froma Harrop in the News Chamber of California
Americans are hurting as their country descends into dysfunction, polarization and widespread anger. Democrats are feeling an extra dose of despair with the elevation of the intemperate and partisan Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
By Jessica Glenza in the Guardian
The former United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon has denounced the United States’ healthcare system as politically and morally wrong, and urged American leaders to enact publicly financed healthcare as a “human right”.
By Libby Brooks in the Guardian
What can a man say to a woman on the street these days without fear of prosecution? Ever since campaigners and police forces started talking about treating the public harassment of women as a hate crime, there has been an equal and opposite push to defend some bloke’s right to … what exactly? Shout a catalogue of sexually explicit demands at a stranger while following her down a street at midnight? Exchange friendly observations about the state of the weather in a shop queue in daylight?
As with #MeToo, this is far less complicated than some would like us to imagine.
Sent in to SheVille.org by Roberta Madden ERA-NC Alliance Immediate Release May 30, 2018
By Qadira Mine
Faced with discrimination, deportations and mass shootings, America’s teenagers are refusing to accept the status quo.
by Lois Beckett in Charlottesville, Virginia
The Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment, may appear to safeguard women against discrimination, but Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia went on record insisting this isn’t the case.
“Certainly the Constitution does not require discrimination on the basis of sex, the only issue is whether it prohibits it. It doesn’t. Nobody ever voted for that,” he said. (In an interview for the January 2011 issue of California Lawyer)
Rep. Susan Fisher Buncombe County District 114 email@example.com
July 30, 2018
You may remember that the General Assembly adjourned on June 29, 2018, not to return until after Thanksgiving. Yet on Tuesday of last week (July 24th), North Carolina made national news (again) for passing bills to change the 2018 election rules after the election season had already started. How did this happen?
**Update: We are now “on call” pending notice that the Republicans schedule an override vote. That could come as soon as this weekend…..
By Lisa Bialac-Jehle
Get credit cards in their own names.
The Equal Credit Opportunity Act of 1974 gave women that right. The law forced credit card companies to issue cards to women without a husband’s signature.
in The Progressive, a voice for Peace, Social Justice and the Common Good
“It would be naive to depend on the Supreme Court to defend the rights of poor people, women, people of color, dissenters of all kinds. Those rights only come alive when citizens organize, protest, demonstrate, strike, boycott, rebel, and violate the law in order to uphold justice.”
The Texas Board of Education — known for a long line of controversies about what students should and shouldn’t learn in social studies — has taken a step to remove Hillary Clinton from the curriculum.
Offered by Charlie Wussow
“Dominion uses drones, hidden and handheld cameras to expose the dark underbelly of modern animal agriculture, questioning the morality and validity of humankind’s dominion over the animal kingdom.”
For those of you who came to Friday’s Environmental & Social Justice film “Dominion”, thank you! I know it was difficult to watch, but I was impressed by how many of you came to the screening even though you knew it would be an uncomfortable experience at the very least.
When The Powerful Use Their Position To Bully Others, We All Lose – also talking about New Models of Manhood
From Meryl Streep to Tracee Ellis Ross, women took center stage at Sunday’s Golden Globes and demanded we celebrate them –
not for what they’re wearing, but for who they are and what they do. On the red carpet, Evan Rachel Wood explained she wore a tuxedo so that, “young women and girls know that [dresses] aren’t a requirement and that you don’t have to wear one if you don’t want to. Just be yourself, because your worth is much more than that.” Continue reading
Dear Equality Warrior,
Our Equality Pledge is up and running!
Let’s shine a warm, fuzzy light on the marvelous candidates who signed the Equal Means Equal Equality Pledge this week and committed to vote “yes” on ERA and equality for all Americans!
A few weeks ago, as I was walking down the street to my car, a man stopped me to begin a conversation about my height. Here we go, I thought. He asked the usual questions, prodding me about my basketball career, and then there it was: “Let’s play one-on-one. I bet I could beat you.”
It was far from the first time. I’m a tall woman at 6-foot-2, and almost everywhere I go, people notice me. The first question is: Do you play basketball? When they find out I’m a professional player, some are just impressed and want to know more about the life of a pro athlete. Most of the men I talk to, though, ask me to play one-on-one. Continue reading
Lauren Gambino in New Orleans
Netroots activists offer hope for 2020
The largest gathering of progressives in the country got under way in New Orleans on Thursday. It’s the thirteenth Netroots meeting – but the event has taken on a new significance since the 2016 election and the subsequent wave of activism and progressive candidates for office.
by Ed Simon
Almost a year before the Confederates fired on Ft. Sumter and a bookish, bald, kind-faced minister and professor named Theodor Parker would die while being treated for tuberculosis in temperate Florence, being very far from his birthplace of Lexington, Massachusetts.
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