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The Feminist Majority condemns the cruel draft of the U.S. Senate healthcare bill released today that threatens to decimate Medicaid as we know it and rip health insurance away from millions. We’re calling on U.S. Senators to oppose the Senate’s deadly, heartless version of Trumpcare.<div>

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Senate Version of Trumpcare Puts Women on the Chopping Block

The Feminist Majority condemns the cruel draft of the U.S. Senate healthcare bill released today that threatens to decimate Medicaid as we know it and rip health insurance away from millions. We’re calling on U.S. Senators to oppose the Senate’s deadly, heartless version of Trumpcare. No related posts. Read more at: Feminist Newswire – Feminist […]

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Featured presenters included Dr. Sima Samar, former Afghan Minister of Women’s Affairs and current Chairperson of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission; Gaisu Yari, former advisor to the Afghan Ministry of Women’s Affairs and a masters’ student in International Relations at Colombia University; and Belquis Ahmadi, Senior Program Officer at the United States Institute of Peace.<div>
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Feminist Majority Foundation Holds Congressional Briefing on Progress for Afghan Women and Girls

Featured presenters included Dr. Sima Samar, former Afghan Minister of Women’s Affairs and current Chairperson of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission; Gaisu Yari, former advisor to the Afghan Ministry of Women’s Affairs and a masters’ student in International Relations at Colombia University; and Belquis Ahmadi, Senior Program Officer at the United States Institute of […]

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Despite the fact that global maternal mortality rates have fallen by over a third since 2000, death rates for pregnant women in the United States are on the rise. <div>
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Black Mamas Matter Alliance Briefs on Black Maternal Health

Despite the fact that global maternal mortality rates have fallen by over a third since 2000, death rates for pregnant women in the United States are on the rise. Related posts:Trump Administration Cuts Off All UNFPA Funding Feminist Majority Foundation & Rep. Maloney Sound the Alarm on Trumpcare’s Threat to Women’s Health Read more at: […]

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Republican leaders continue to keep the bill writing process for the Senate’s version of the American Health Care Act, also known as Trumpcare, behind closed doors. It is unclear when the bill will be released to the public.<div>
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Senate Republicans Crafting Healthcare Bill in Secret

Republican leaders continue to keep the bill writing process for the Senate’s version of the American Health Care Act, also known as Trumpcare, behind closed doors. It is unclear when the bill will be released to the public. Related posts:GOP Healthcare Bill Fails, But Could Be Reintroduced House Passes Bill to Dismantle Healthcare Latest Republican […]

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In response, the Committee on Seniors, Families and Children produced a new package bill with three proposals, including provisions mandating unannounced inspections of clinics and further regulations on how to handle fetal tissue post-procedure.<div>
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Anti-Abortion Measures to Move Through Missouri Senate

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The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) of 1952 required unwed American fathers to spend at least five years living in the United States in order for their children born abroad to receive citizenship, while unwed American mothers were only required to live in the United States for one year. <div>
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Supreme Court Strikes Down Sexist Citizenship Law

The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) of 1952 required unwed American fathers to spend at least five years living in the United States in order for their children born abroad to receive citizenship, while unwed American mothers were only required to live in the United States for one year. Related posts:Senate Expected to Vote on […]

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Navalny was sentenced to 30 days in jail for organizing Monday’s unauthorized protests, which drew thousands to the streets. He intends to run for president of Russia in the coming year on a democratic, anti-corruption platform. <div>
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Russian Opposition Leader Arrested Amid Anti-Putin Protests

Navalny was sentenced to 30 days in jail for organizing Monday’s unauthorized protests, which drew thousands to the streets. He intends to run for president of Russia in the coming year on a democratic, anti-corruption platform. Related posts:Gay Men in Chechnya Targeted by Police Persecution of Gay Men in Chechnya Escalates Read more at: Feminist […]

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Last week Delaware became the first state since Donald Trump was elected President to sign into law a bill ensuring abortion remains should Roe v. Wade be overturned.<div>
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Delaware Moves to Ensure Abortion Remains Legal in State

Last week Delaware became the first state since Donald Trump was elected President to sign into law a bill ensuring abortion remains should Roe v. Wade be overturned. Related posts:Women’s Health Protection Act Introduced in Congress Anti-Abortion Group Files Lawsuit Against Removal of Virginia Abortion Restriction Last Clinic in Kentucky Blockaded by Anti-Abortion Extremists Read […]

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The New York State Legislature passed a bill last week prohibiting the marriage of minors under 17 and requiring those aged 17 to 18 to obtain court and parental approval of marriage.
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New York Passes Landmark Child Marriage Ban

The New York State Legislature passed a bill last week prohibiting the marriage of minors under 17 and requiring those aged 17 to 18 to obtain court and parental approval of marriage. Related posts: Today is National Gun Violence Awareness Day Read more at: Feminist Newswire – Feminist Majority Foundation Blog

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The Maine ERA was passed by majority support in both chambers, but failed to gain the necessary two-thirds vote in both houses necessary for the measure to be placed on the Maine Election ballot for final passage. <div>
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Feminists Ignite Fight for Maine Equal Rights Amendment

The Maine ERA was passed by majority support in both chambers, but failed to gain the necessary two-thirds vote in both houses necessary for the measure to be placed on the Maine Election ballot for final passage. Related posts:Illinois Considers Ratifiying the ERA Feminist Majority Foundation & Rep. Maloney Sound the Alarm on Trumpcare’s Threat […]

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Deeply troubled by the drastic cuts within Trump’s proposed budget, the coalition called upon the administration to, “reverse course, before more individuals and communities are harmed,” with a five point list of actions ensuring the protection of civil rights: enforce the law, preserve existing policies, nominate and appoint qualified individuals, prioritize data collection, and condemn bigotry and violence.<div>
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Civil Rights Coalition Demands Trump Administration Protect Civil Rights

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