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Rally in Fort Lauderdale part of national movement in support of women’s rights

April 28, 2012

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Orlando Sentinel, April 28, 2012 by Erika Pesantes FORT LAUDERDALE — Feminists who fought for women’s rights in the 1960s and ’70s joined a new generation Saturday and said the fight continues. Unite Against the War on Women, a grassroots group that has steadily gained momentum since its founding in February, has organized rallies nationwide […]

PA: Unite Against War on Women targets women’s rights with rally at Capitol

April 28, 2012

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PennLive.com, April 28, 2012 by Sue Gleiter Some of them pounded plastic buckets with drum sticks. Others danced to Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind.” They carried homemade signs emblazoned with messages such as “Gov. Corbett Open Your Eyes. Start Packing” and “We’ve Come a Long Way Baby and We’re Not Going Back.” Protestors take […]

Hundreds rally against ‘war on women’ at Utah Capitol

April 28, 2012

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Salt Lake Tribune, April 28, 2012 by Brian Maffly Equality » Activists decry states’ ‘race to the bottom,’ erosion of reproductive rights. Here’s the trouble with many of the nation’s recent legislative initiatives targeting the “tiny and intimate details” of women’s private lives: They are the spawn of male lawmakers rather than the fruits of […]

VT: Rally in state capital targets ‘war on women’

April 28, 2012

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Burlington Free Press, April 28, 2012 by Tim Johnson MONTPELIER — Madeleine Kunin said she never dreamed that in the year 2012 she would find herself speaking out in defense of contraception and giving credit to Rush Limbaugh. But there she was on the Statehouse steps Saturday, exhorting a crowd of about two hundred people […]

Martha Plimpton at the Unite Women Rally

April 28, 2012

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YouTube, April 28, 2012 by Willafly Foley Square New York City

Conn. first lady to speak at Unite Women rally

April 28, 2012

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HTR News, April 28, 2012 HARTFORD, Conn. (WTW) — Connecticut first lady Cathy Malloy will be speaking at a Hartford rally promoting women’s rights. The wife of Gov. Dannel Malloy is scheduled to address the crowd at Saturday’s Unite Women Connecticut rally in Bushnell Park. Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman and others are also expected to […]

Hundreds expected for women’s rights rally in Richmond today

April 28, 2012

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Washington Post, April 28, 2012 by Anita Kumar Hundreds of demonstrators are expected in downtown Richmond Saturday afternoon to promote women’s rights. The rally, organized by Unite Women Virginia, is one of a series of events taking place Saturday across the nation protesting what activists have dubbed the “war on women.” Virginia has been in […]

WI: Rally against war on women

April 28, 2012

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The Cap Times, April 28, 2012 Thousands of women and men will be gathering Saturday at Wisconsin’s Capitol to challenge Gov. Scott Walker’s repeated attacks on the rights of women. Walker is a militant in this regard, He has signed laws undermining reproductive rights protections. He has signed laws undermining pay equity protections. He has […]

March Because “Equal Enough” for Women Is Unacceptable

April 27, 2012

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Huffington Post, April 27, 2012 by Soraya Chemaly American women need to be recognized as full citizens. Yes, women in this country. It’s me again, sitting in my office, by myself, saying that “equal enough” is NOT. But, I am not alone. Tomorrow, Saturday, April 28th, thousands of women and men will participate in 53 […]

Alaska UNITE: War on women must come to an end

April 27, 2012

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Alaska Dispatch, April 27, 2012 by Rachel Higgins Lalki Throughout history, women have played an integral role in developing communities across Alaska and the entire United States. From doctors to mothers, we work in every corner of the job market. We are contributing members of society, and for that we deserve same level of respect […]

Rallies Saturday urge female voters to unite and vote out “anti-women” lawmakers

April 27, 2012

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Star Telegram, April 27, 2012 by Anna M. Tinsley The Texas chapter of Unite Women will hold a rally and voter registration event at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Texas Capitol — as similar other rallies are held in Washington, D.C. and 53 other cities. The goal is to encourage women to register and vote […]

Women to rally for health care rights at Capitol Saturday

April 27, 2012

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The Colorado Independent, April 27, 2012 by Scot Kersgaard Saturday at 9:30 am, a group of Colorado women and family members will gather at Civic Center Park’s Greek Amphitheater for a rally to protect women’s access to health care, and for the right of each woman to make her own health care decisions. State legislators, […]

KY: Rally Saturday to protest ‘war on women’s rights’

April 26, 2012

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Courier Journal, April 26, 2012 The public is invited to a rally Saturday to protest what the sponsors see as a war on women’s rights. U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth and and state Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, both Democrats, are scheduled to speak at the rally from 2 to 6 p.m. at Fresh Start Growers Supply, […]

Mad Women: How the Flames of Revolution Are Ignited

April 24, 2012

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Huffington Post, April 24, 2012 by Barbara Hannah Grufferman Believing in the full social, political, and economic quality of women, which is what the dictionary says “feminism” means, is enough to make a revolution in itself. – Gloria Steinem Some people think about joining revolutions. Others start them. And American women, it seems, are ready […]

Women’s rights rally set for Saturday

April 22, 2012

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Tulsa World, April 22, 2012 by Barbara Hoberock OKLAHOMA CITY – Critics of efforts to restrict reproductive rights will rally at the Capitol this month. The Unite Against the War on Women march and rally is set for Saturday as part of an effort expected to take place across the country. The state march begins […]